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L.A.’s Maverick in Modern Preservation Drops in for a Summer Tour of the Glass House

by Gwen North Reiss

Interim Director Rena Zurofsky (left) with Lesley Bulechek and Michael LaFetra in the 1970 Sculpture Gallery on the Glass House site.

Michael LaFetra fell in love with Modernism in his late twenties on a trip to MoMA with his mother.  He remembers telling her “I want to live in a house like this.”  At the time, he was pursuing an acting career in New York.  “I did a lot of off off,” he said, until 1999 when he moved back to L.A. and bought his first Modern house—Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #21.  Now a producer who runs Foundation Films, LaFetra is known in Modern architecture circles as a one-man preservation force. Read the rest of this entry »

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