Bodies in Motion at One of L.A.’s Most Famous Homes


Desirée Patno is the CEO and President of Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) and Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE). With almost three decades specializing in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem, she leads her executive team’s expertise of championing women’s economic growth and independence.

The Sheats-Goldstein Residence is a geometrical gem of a home designed by architect John Lautner in the early 1960s. The famous Los Angeles residence seems at once a part of nature (it literally juts out from the hillside) and the future (its sharp glass-framed angles and custom furniture would be at home in a sleek spacecraft.) It is known as one of the premier examples of Lautner’s work.

Now owned by local iconoclast James Goldstein, the home is frequently a setting for photo shoots, commercials and film. The Sheats-Goldstein Residence is promised as a future endowment to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) who will preserve the integrity of the home. And while the ability to sell a home of this caliber comes rarely, there’s no reason why we can’t take aspirational #inspo from the myriad of possibilities the home brings. After all, creative inspiration allows us to open up beyond a “sales” mentality. 

High concept homes allow our imaginations to fly; reminding us that use of space, the interiors that shape our lives, are important and working in the housing/real estate sector can be creative. Scaled down, artistic inspiration can mean something as simple as creating a custom playlist as a closing gift for a client’s new home.

Recently, Instagram blogger @thismintymoment named “Best Individual Instagram” by Surface magazine last year, collaborated in an “instameet” with L.A.-based choreographer Jacob Jonas and his eponymous dance company to produce captivating photo art. With dancer’s bodies framed by the lines of the Sheats-Goldstein Residence, motion and stillness exist as one. It is a beautiful way to tell the story of a home.

Here are some of our favorite shots from the session credited to both @thismintymoment and @jacobjonasthecompany on Instagram:


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