LA Home Tours: June 25, 2016
Exciting news! This year our Los Angeles home tours will take us to the trendy Eastside/Hills area. Our limo driver will brave the insane traffic that is Los Angeles, just so we can view amazing architecture and interiors. There will be lots of beverages and snacks to keep us going. Bring your camera and an open mind to capture all the innovation and inspiration.
Architecturally and culturally significant, LA’s Eastside is made up of small, trendy neighborhoods that are home to endless boutique shopping and an ever-growing dining scene that includes beautiful outdoor patios, diverse dining experiences and eclectic bars.
The “Hills” refers to the residential area situated within the Santa Monica Mountains that overlooks the city and is known for its breathtaking views and endless maze of windy streets that provides its exclusive residents with a sense of seclusion and serenity.
Our 5 house tour will include the following homes:
The Samuel Novarro House
The Samuel Novarro House designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright Jr in 1928. This 2,800 sq. ft. home sits on a spacious 13,250 sq ft lot. Just before starting construction, Wright and his father took a trip to Colombia to study the Mayan ruins and it had quite an influence on the design and facade of the home. Actress Diane Keaton acquired the house in the 80’s and remodeled the interior with architect Josh Schweitzer.
Photos by Nils Timm
Temple Hill House
Originally constructed in 1965, this beautiful, 2,125 square foot home was renovated in 2013 to create a luxurious 4 bed, 3.5 bath oasis in the Hollywood Hills. While trying to preserve the design intention of the original Buff, Straub, and Hensman home, Architect Don Mathias Dimster added important additional rooms and a gorgeous rooftop terrace. Located in the hills of Beachwood Canyon, this downhill lot had been previously subdivided and left no opportunity to add beyond the existing footprint. Because of this, Dimster repurposed the courtyard to create a much needed kitchen expansion.
Photos by Eric Staudenmaier
Originally built in 1978, builder Scott Harris and designer (and actress) Jennie Garth did a total transformation to create a beautiful 4,000 square foot, 5 bed, 4.5 bath luxury home. From wood stained cabinetry to a custom floating fireplace to a hillside infinity pool with a underwater speaker system, Garth and Harris did not take anything off the table. The creativity and design of the home is as unique as the homeowner herself.
Photos by Ethan Pines
So who wants to be inspired? Who is coming with us to Los Angeles June 23-26? More info here
. Info on houses came from here