Name: Bradley Duncan
Location: Echo Park - Los Angeles, California
Size: 500 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year
When Bradley moved from Chicago to Los Angeles he looked at multiple apartments and rentals. Nothing felt like home until he finally agreed to look at a newly renovated duplex in Echo Park. The home dates back to some of the first houses in Echo Park and is made from concrete. The space was small, but had original architectural features that sold him on the rental.
When I walked into Bradley's home, I was immediately intrigued by all his collections including the camel skull on the bookcase (that I'll confess I was a little scared of, at first). Even with the small amount of space, his home still felt spacious and comfortable. He maximized every room with just the right balance of furniture and accessories. And the bathroom...I could move right in!
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Worldly heritage with natural elements from the Earth and science
Inspiration: Functional workshops, nature, places in which I have traveled, Donald Judd, Axel Vervoordt, Mid-Century Case Study houses.
Favorite Element: The bathroom: floor-to-ceiling white subway tile, three shower heads, abundance of natural sunlight
Biggest Challenge: Space: with only 500 sq ft and one closet for the entire home, every space has to have a purpose.
What Friends Say: My friends are always obsessed with the bathroom and wonder how that can appropriate its elements into their own. They also ask about the terrariums and how to make their own.
Biggest Embarrassment: Not having a formal spaces to entertain.
Proudest DIY: The Table: my thesis project in undergrad. It is a modular system made from 4x4 posts and braces. It can be easily deconstructed and reconstructed in unlimited formations.
Biggest Indulgence: The Furniture: specifically the bookcase, the dresser and the credenza. All purchased together, they function perfectly in their space.
Best Advice: Don't force anything, all will come together in time.
Dream Source: De Vera, Architectural Artifacts, Artnet
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Images: Marcia Prentice
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