Becker, Designer Location: Hollywood Hills; Los Angeles, California Size: 3,500 square feet Years lived in: 39 years
I love discovering the city through walking the streets. I found Raimud's home when out with a friend who was walking his dog. When we stopped at this home, with the bold and graphic exterior and lush garden peaking through, I was determined to find out who lived here. The house definitely stood out, and reminded me of many of the homes I have seen in Mexico City.
Name: Paola, Steve, and their twin baby sons Location: Venice Beach, California Size: 2500 square feet Years Lived In: 1.5
When Paola and Steve purchased their Venice Beach home, it
was essentially a blank canvas. More specifically, a boxy blank canvas with impressively
high ceilings, a wide open floorplan, copious natural light, wood floors, and
exposed beams. It had all the makings of
an enviable modernist dream home. However, there was no separation of rooms, as
the space’s previous occupant was an advertising agency. Enter Paola and Steve,
both trained architects, who gracefully tackled the challenge of converting the
anonymous space into a home that embodies their family and personal style.
Name:Beatriz Macias, husband Fernando Gonzalez and son Nicolas Location: Mission Viejo, Orange County, California Size: 1,800 Square Feet Years lived in: 10 years; Owned
Beatriz and her family have lived in this adorable cottage home for about ten years, with a 3.5 year hiatus while living in Italy. Worldly collectibles, distinct artwork and highly personal effects add heavy charm to this wonderful house. Beatriz searches for beauty and meaning for every detail she puts into their home.
Flip through The Age of Elegance and it's clear why Alex Papachristidis has a reputation for elegant and traditional interiors. It's also clear why he's just celebrated 25 years as an interior designer: like the man himself, his interiors also have wit, whimsy and a flair for the dramatic.