Lisa & Scott's Barbara Bestor Home in Topanga

Lisa & Scott's Barbara Bestor Home in Topanga

Marcia Prentice
Feb 21, 2013

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.

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.

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.

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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