Lisa & Scott's Barbara Bestor Home in Topanga

House Tour

Name: Lisa Bush, owner of Mona Moore, and Scott Vineberg, business designer
Location: Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles, California
Size: 3,000 square feet
Years lived in: 6 years

When I first found Lisa and Scott's super cool industrial space in the hills of Topanga, I knew I just had to photograph their home. Then as we were talking, Lisa mentioned that Barbara Bestor designed the house for them. I was completely sold! It is a very modern industrial home, where the exposed steel frame becomes a kind of art and the landscape and views are a part of the design.

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What I found really interesting about Lisa and Scott's decor choices is that they live with what they love instead of following design rules. How about a floral sofa in a home with concrete floors? I approve! And if the architecture and the view aren't enough, their artwork really completes the space. There is a major story behind the painting of the man in the living room — anyone know who he is? All in all, cool couple, fantastic house, stunning view — all making me consider Topanga Canyon as a new Sunday hangout.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Industrial, minimal, with some old school glamour.

Inspiration: Modern utility structures plus sacred geometry temples.

Favorite Element: The super high ceilings.

Biggest Challenge: There are very few interior walls to hang things.

What Friends Say: They want to move to Topanga!

Biggest Embarrassment: The dirty windows, but we think it keeps the birds from flying into them.

Proudest DIY: The 40+ Fruit and olive trees.

Biggest Indulgence: The large glass fleetwood sliding doors.

Best Advice: Work with architect Barbara Bestor.

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Dream Source: JF Chen on Highland in Los Angeles

Resources of Note:


  • Frigidaire commercial fridge with glass door
  • Sub-Zero under counter freezer
  • GE monagram ovens


  • Speakman shower heads


  • Scott's tasteful grandmother Gertrude
  • Montreal vintage stores
  • Recycled plastic Adirondack chairs from Loll Designs




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Thanks, Lisa & Scott!

(Images: Marcia Prentice)

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Marcia is an interior, portrait, and travel photographer and has photographed over 50 homes of creatives. Her photographic style is capturing her subject in the most natural state and creating an emotional response.