The famous house is built on a hillside, surrounded entirely by glass walls and overlooking the city of Los Angeles.
The house was designed by renowned architect John Lautner during the 1960's. The house is built on top of one pillar on which sits a complete platform, which is the foundation of the house. A brilliant design by Lautner, which cost barely $80,000 to build, but created one of the special structures.
In 1961, the Chemosphere House was declared by the Britannica Encyclopedia as "the most modern house in the world." The film and television world also liked this futuristic house, and it appeared more than once in television series, such as the fascinating series Mystery Within, and in films such as Charlie's Angels and Body Fantasies by director Brian de Palma, as well as in commercials and video clips.