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.
After meandering down a garden path to the back of the property...
I entered this space...
With bugs on the wall and a beautiful, sculptural light fixture.
Another artist's abode in Venice. How charming! Honestly, this was enough. But more was to come.
A quick jaunt through the yard.
Awesome raised beds!
Pretty raised deck patio.
And BOOM! A lime green kitchen. No one loves a lime green kitchen more than me.
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.
The living and dining space are super open, with soaring ceilings and glass at the roof line.
A Noguchi coffee table. People just love these and I see them everywhere nowadays.
The Reid-Gartens have an incredible chair collection.
A sculptor's work?
The colors in this Japanese print inspired the colors in the house.
And an incredible book collection.
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.
I love the mad splashes of color on the walls.
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.
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.
The architect's studio is a fantastic and fantastical work space. Light, airy, comfortable and down right charming.
An office with a beautiful front garden view which is hidden from the street by the giant and secure hedge.
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?