Remodel of Gregory Ain Home in Tarzana

Remodel of Gregory Ain Home in Tarzana

Jonathan
May 15, 2008

Today's feature story in the LA Times Home & Garden is a remodel of a home in Tarzana, designed by architect Gregory Ain in 1963. Gregory Ain worked for Schindler and Neutra before branching out on his own in 1935. He's mostly known for his International Style work, but this home was one of his last commisions and represented somewhat of a departure. It's all based on the shape of a hexagon. More pics after the jump...

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Current homeowners Jerry and Alan Simmons wanted to preserve as much of the original elements as they could when they decided to remodel it. They hired architects Alice Fung and Michael Blatt to handle the remodel. "Our approach was neither to ignore what he did nor to think exactly how he would have done it. We took the angles and the ideas that we thought were stronger and interpreted them... Thanks to original plans that the Simmonses tracked down from the UC Santa Barbara art museum's Architecture and Design Collection, Fung and Blatt were able to add elements that Ain had planned for the house but had never realized."

Check out the entire article here to see what they did, and be sure to check out the slide show for more pics.

[ images by Mel Melcon for LA Times ]

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