Situated in Venice, this bungalow is part of the original row houses built in the 40’s when people from Hollywood came to the beach in search of sun. It was full of nooks and crannies which we immediately opened up.
I first saw the front door at a Vintage shop in Los Angeles and instantly fell in love. It was perfect. The door handle came from hours of scouring through hardware bins all the way out in Arcadia. Collectors would come from all over to find treasures.
Art is always a big deal when creating the perfect ambience – it’s a game changer and adds untold currency and sophistication. Brokering deals with local artists is part of the journey, its often intuitive, sometimes synchronistic, and always deeply personal.
Venice has the ideal climate for outdoor living and the exterior spaces became very important. More decking allowed a feeling of bringing the indoors outdoors.
A guest studio was perfect for music jamming and to make art
Little elaborate gates at the entrance to the yard came from an architectural salvage. Part of the joy of creating is sourcing from myriad different places. Over the years, you get to know where the real gems are to be found.
The front walls had a code restriction of 3 feet. As a designer it’s sometimes necessary to push the limits and we got a concession to make them taller, which made all the difference.