1956 Reiner-Burchill Residence “Silvertop” | Architect: John Lautner | Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA | Photo: Julius Shulman
It took Kenneth Reiner, who made a fortune making self-locking aircraft nuts and spring-loaded ladies’ hair clips, more than a decade to collaborate with architect John Lautner to design and build this home. Sadly, Reiner never got a chance to live in it. He lost the house after a business partner sued him and his first marriage ended in divorce. It was completed by the new owners in 1974.