Radiant in Residential

What does LA's Sheats-Goldstein Residence look like inside?

Fri, 11/01/2013 - 23:00

Up in the hills of Hollywood, some of the priciest homes in the country are available and more than a few of these properties are so unreal that many of us have no idea just what type of splendor they include. LA's magical 1963 Sheats-Goldstein Residence has long been a mystery. While other homeowners allow the media or real estate experts to peruse properties and publish photos, this house has largely been covered in a shroud of mystery until this month. Forbes just posted images of the splendor found inside this historical palace and detailed the incredible luxuries found inside its walls. 
Details on the Sheats-Goldstein Residence
Forbes contributor David Hochman recently went inside the property to describe the fantastical features found inside the Sheats-Goldstein Residence. The 1963 John Lautner-designed estate in Beverly Crest is known as the Sheats-Goldstein Residence. The house is built on three acres of land that sits above Westwood, Brentwood and the Pacific, which provides it an enviable view of the city. The house is a remarkable sight that stands out from the view with its sharp concrete angles. Cement slabs and harsh corners and angles create unusual juxtaposition and a residential masterpiece. 
The home is more than a bit unique. Most of the furniture in the property are constructed from the same material as the house - cement. Custom-built cement furniture make the interior as angular as the exterior of the home. Construction on the property has taken over 20 years and is still going strong. The lasting power of the materials and the design of the structure has allowed for relatively little renovations and maintenance costs. Portions of the roof on this home even have the ability to slide away and allow the sunlight to come pouring in. 
Presence of radiant floor heating 
​While the concrete design and roof-sliding technology are both impressive and unique. Goldstein did purchase a much more commonly found heating system to warmth the structure. A radiant floor heating system is used in the home to promote the consistent delivery of warmth and create a comfortable environment. When combined with the thermal qualities of the concrete floors, radiant floor heating can keep a space cozy for a significant amount of time without using a considerable amount of energy. 
A radiant floor heating system is a smart investment for average homeowners and mansion owners alike. The eco-friendly system allows a property owner to save considerably on monthly utility bills. The option uses less oil or natural gas to create heat and uses a limited amount of electricity to run. Regardless of whether a home is only a few hundred square feet or a few thousand, an individual can reduce operational costs. The savings are simply multiplied when the property is larger. 
In addition to running off less energy, the technology also reduces heat loss from occurring. This is found in typical construction projects, but especially in the concrete estate of the Sheats-Goldstein Residence. The concrete construction creates a thermal barrier in the structure, which does not allow heat or cool air to easily transfer from the exterior to the interior or vice versa. 
As researchers and developers in the construction and utilities sector continue to create more advanced solutions, homeowners can expect the adoption of these technologies will grow and monthly energy use may decline. For luxury homeowners like Goldstein, the adoption is already taking place, but even the average property owner can invest in a quality solution like radiant floor heating.