Wednesday, June 19, 2013

#dwellondesign home tours l.a. 2013: garten and reid residence

It's that time of year again! @Dwell is back in town with their June 21-23 Dwell on Design show which also includes home tours. Sunday, June 15 kicked off with @DwellOnDesign's L.A. West Side Tour.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

I walked up to this home on the tour, the Garten & Reid Residence in Venice.Yawn.

Little did I know, the architect, Molly Reid, collaborated with her husband, Cliff Garten, an internationally recognized sculptor, to remodel a 1940s bungalow. The house was filled with surprises.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


After meandering down a garden path to the back of the property...

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

I entered this space...

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

With bugs on the wall and a beautiful, sculptural light fixture.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Another artist's abode in Venice. How charming! Honestly, this was enough. But more was to come.

A quick jaunt through the yard.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Awesome raised beds!

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


Pretty raised deck patio.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

And BOOM! A lime green kitchen. No one loves a lime green kitchen more than me.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

The kitchen is separated from the living/dining area by this magnificent room divider. Pretty cool huh? The sculptor designed it. Read all about the house and the husband/wife collaboration in this NYTimes story,  "Where Art and Architecture Collide." Indeed.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

The living and dining space are super open, with soaring ceilings and glass at the roof line.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

A Noguchi coffee table. People just love these and I see them everywhere nowadays.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


The Reid-Gartens have an incredible chair collection.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

A sculptor's work?

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

The colors in this Japanese print inspired the colors in the house.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

And an incredible book collection.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


These pictures are representations of Garten's sculptures, crated in the colors from the antique Japanese prints above. These colors are cohesive in the living room and throughout the house.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


I love the mad splashes of color on the walls.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Heading to back -- to the front of the house and the bedroom wing, I passed this bathroom. I wonder who curated this collection of mirrors? I had to work in "curated" because I got a West Elm catalog yesterday, that had the word curate about 249 times. Check it out for yourself.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


And, ta da! It's the "that's incredible" glitter collection back in the architect's studio. Yay!!!! I don't know what they use it for but I definitely want to be invited over when they break it out.


Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

The architect's studio is a fantastic and fantastical work space. Light, airy, comfortable and down right charming.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

  
Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid


An office with a beautiful front garden view which is hidden from the street by the giant and secure hedge.

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

Dwell Home Tours 2013: Garten and Reid Residence, Architect Molly Reid

And, I shall end where I started: at unassuming "1315."

The fun is just beginning. I saw four other houses last Saturday. Then there is the Dwell on Design Conference June 21-23 at the L.A. Convention Center. AND, I am going to do another home tour this  Saturday, June 22 -- East Side & Downtown.  I am skipping Canyons & Valley due to anticipated house fatigue. But should I?

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10 comments:

  1. Where was the siding and the house number? When I followed the link to the Dwell Home Tours site, it looked like the front of the house was white stucco and the rest was corrugated steel. Ordinarily I'd go on and on about all the things I love about this house...but that room divider left me speechless!!!

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    1. Yes, the room divider is pretty stunning. It cut off the bright kind of whimsical kitchen from the more serious living room pretty effectively.

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  2. This place is funky and me likey! "Curated" genious. :) room divider does take the cake for me....but that lime green kitchen is pretty inspiring.

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  3. That splashy orange dahlia bouquet perfectly represents the house-- colorful, and casual and supremely liveable

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  4. What!!?? And miss the Strimling house?? You need to go on that tour to so I can read about it. Please.

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    1. So it is on the Canyons and Valleys tour? Don't egg me on like that. How can I possibly see, photograph and blog about 15 houses in one week. It's. Just. Too. Much. Well...maybe, I'll think about it.

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  5. Well curated! I wasn't sure about the lime green cabinets / kitchen, until I saw the cabinet doors with glass...now I like it.

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    1. I am going to start using curated in every single blog post. I do so want to be cool and trendy. I know, right? The lime green kitchen kind of gets under your skin.

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  6. Love your house tours Rebecca. I'm quite fond of that lime green kitchen too. But its always and lounge area/fire places that make me go WOW. Stunning.

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