Monday, September 8, 2014

Inspiring Weekend

Happy Monday !
Hope your weekend was as inspiring as mine.  If you missed the Sunset Idea House here are some photos I took during my visit.  House designed by DISC Interiors.  I found the details in this home to be very refreshing, it was unlike other show houses I've been to , where I feel " been there/ done that".  This house was truly inspiring.  Bravo to the collaboration of talented designers, architects, craftsmen , tradesmen involved.  It was nicely done.  Nothing over the top, just simple modern sensibilities.
....and then to top off the weekend....I went to see Frank Lloyd Wrights Ennis House - the largest of Wrights four Los Angeles-area "textile block" houses .

Where do you find your inspiration?

The Shadow Molding detail seen through out the house blew me away.  

Organic Colors & Textures inside and out

The Powder Bathroom wallpaper - I always say - GO BOLD especially in smaller spaces, BIG patterns go a long way .  

 How amazing is this recessed Baseboard detail?
 Another Favorite.... the first step 
 I mean come on!!! CHECK OUT these details... the way they are intersect is SO well thought out and excecuted.  I just LOVE this detail.

View from top floor into dining area

Kids space

There was a common thread in the bathrooms  - they stayed consistent which was refreshing to see. 
Patterned Floors , white subway tile, warm woods, and pops of dark finishes. 


by Frank Lloyd Wright

Do to the respect & privacy of the current homeowner, we were unable to take photos of the inside of the home.  But here are some shots of the Exterior. 

The house was constructed using more than 27,000 concrete "Textile Blocks" ; all made by using decomposed granite extracted from the site. - 1924

 The home has a unique history , including the fact that Frank Lloyd Wright was fired from the project 10 months after construction began and didn't get to complete the interior as he had envisioned.  Then was hired by the subsequent owners where he added a pool and billiards room.
 Wrights "Mayan Temple " inspiration is clear to see
 Building inside and out is composed of blocks - stepping and tapering.
 Stained Glass was not part of Frank Lloyd Wrights original designs for this home, This was a featured added by Mr. & Mrs. Ennis - (we got to see original plans ) 
 Pool built in 1940's
 House is currently under restoration

 House currently owned by Ron Burkle - purchased in 2011
Ennis House opened to AIA/LATours in 2013 for first time. This was the 3rd tour by AIA/LATours and I was very excited to see.   Hope you'll get a chance to experience it someday too.


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