AIA Los Angeles Home Tours: Spring 2012

Every year I attend the AIA Los Angeles home tours to see what LA's most talented architects are creating for their latest design projects. It is always an interesting study on unique uses for new materials, new solutions for space planning, and in Los Angeles it is always about finding ways to maximize the view. And... if you are wondering who the dapper men featured are — they are Carlo Caccavale (left) and Matt Krinsky (right) of AIA Los Angeles. They organize this fantastic tour year after year!

So what did I see on last weekend's architectural tour that caught my attention? Architect William Hefner never disappoints! His modern Pacific Palisades project had a grand entrance with double the ceiling height and a bridge connecting the various rooms. Even the powder room had a "wow" effect. Again, it had very high ceilings, paired with a large round wall mirror and natural stone as the wall treatment.

Warren Wagner of W3 Architects beautifully balanced a rustic aesthetic with modern furnishings. Check out the crystal chandelier over the dining table juxtaposed with the large stone wall — stunning!

The last home on the tour was a ranch style home designed by Michael Lehrer of LEHRERARCHITECTS LA. Right outside the dining room doors was a covered seating area and row of desert plants. The outdoor area was picturesque and looked like a setting for a beautiful party or event.

Thank you AIA Los Angeles for another great architectural tour!

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(Images: Marcia Prentice)