There is a great wealth of Colonial Revival houses in the surrounding neighborhood of Holmby Hills in Los Angeles, and we looked to that style for inspiration as well as to streamlined Art Deco and Art Moderne, both of which have strong interpretations in L.A. Our main sources were Paul Williams and other top practitioners during the 1930s and 1940s, and we also looked at others, such as J. Need Reid and Philip Shutze in Atlanta.
This brick and stone residence on a large estate property is an American version of the English country house, and it pays homage to the work of Harrie T. Lindeberg, Edwin Lutyens and John Russell Pope, all practitioners of an elegant country style rooted in classicism. Features include bricks handmade in Maryland, a limestone entry and a library with coffered ceiling and stone floors. The interiors balance formal English rooms with family rooms in a more relaxed Arts and Crafts style.
An extensive remodel of a 1930s Colonial Revival residence by Paul Williams in Holmby Hills that had been badly neglected over the years. We expanded the house and restored the original Moderne interiors with Art Deco furnishings. Influenced by 1930s Hollywood glamour, we brought back white-painted brickwork, Chippendale-style railings and decorative details from the streamlined era.
This remodel of an English Country house built in the 1930s was done as a modern interpretation of the work of C.F.A.Voysey, Eyre and their contemporaries. An insensitively placed porte-cochere was removed to allow for a new gabled facade that announces the entry. We added a new wing to reinforce the pool axis and expand the family rooms and master suite. Interior moldings, fireplaces and details, redesigned from classical sources, embellish the formal rooms and articulate the interior.
Inspired by streamlined Regency Style houses by such diverse American architects such as Sumner Spaulding, George Russell, and David Adler, this residence employs strong classical forms and elements with a simplified sense of detailing reminiscent of the Hollywood Regency Period. Featuring a dramatic 3-story staircase, grand formal enfilade rooms for entertainment, and expanses of metal windows and doors to take advantage of the formal garden views, La Lanterne embodies grand living with a contemporary flair.