After two years of restoration, John Lautner's famous Chemosphere house in the Hollywood Hills above Los Angeles, is once again the remarkable innovative design that Lautner created in 1960. The new owners Angelika and Benedikt Taschen first saw the house in 1997 in a neglected state, and set about repairing the building and Lautner's reputation. "(The house) was unique", Ms. Taschen recalled. "authentic and intense, idealistic and full of fantasy, non-conformist. I felt immediately that it fit our character perfectly."