Electric Bowery worked closely with their design-forward clients to brighten and refresh this classic California mid-century ranch, located minutes away from the creative hub of downtown Culver City, home to film studios & boutique tech startups alike. The single-level home is nestled in the charming hillside of Blair Hills neighborhood with spectacular views of downtown LA and surrounded by lush landscaping framed from the living spaces within.[p]>
The homeowners, both prominent in the creative, tech start-up world, are also avid art collectors. Their modern collection became a driving force for the design of the home, along with the intent to brighten and open up the previously dark, compartmentalized spaces.
Light walnut wood ceilings were added along with polished warm grey concrete floors, with new windows that maintained the classic architectural form. The interior design departs from a purely mid-century aesthetic, with warm, hand-hewn touches in the millwork and furniture selections.
Lighting design from Lindsey Adelman, Apparatus, and Rich Brilliant Willing bring a more contemporary touch to the project, and complement the curation of the fine art collection as sculptures in their own right.
With a bright, sun-drenched palette and a layout that spills onto the pool deck, and expansive views of Los Angeles beyond, the home is both a comfortable retreat, as well as a sun-filled gallery to highlight the homeowner’s collection and lifestyle.
While embracing the existing detailing, adding a warm and bright palette of interior finishes, and curating a selection of art and lighting, Electric Bowery created a unique balance of organic and composed design within this verdant hillside retreat.