Dwell on Design just wrapped, and I was lucky enough to attend the Dwell East Side home tours. I picked up my tickets and map and started in Silver Lake at a prefab architectural duplex and ended at an extensive ranch home in La Canada Flintridge. You never know which home on the tour you are going to fall in love with most and call your favorite — yes, I did have a favorite!
Even though this ranch home is in a part of town that most would consider the suburbs of Los Angeles, you can't pass judgement until you see the home in person. In the extensive interior and exterior remodel, form, environment, research (fer) Studio wanted to give the home a contemporary facelift, but also be mindful of its natural setting. Take a look at the kitchen — it looks like a design straight out of Europe, but head out to the backyard and you'll feel like you are out in the deep woods in the East Coast.
Is Glendale becoming the new Silver Lake? This 1300 square foot house is owned by an executive director of a music production company and definitely has that "someone cool must live here" vibe. The home was built in 1962 and designed by architect Richard Banta. The owner wanted to keep the original footprint, but give it a slight update through simple cosmetic changes. He has decorated the space with classic and contemporary furniture and decor, with pieces from Kartell, DWR, Richard Schultz, and Magis.
Can I say out loud that this home was my favorite? This prefab duplex consists of a 1,100 square foot one-bedroom main residence that sits above a 600 square foot studio. Architect
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(Images: Marcia Prentice)