December 13, 2012

"The L.A. house, nestled between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills and blessed with terrific views, is by far his most modern creation..."

I love this Daniel Romualdez place:


ADDED: I don't pin that much, but looking at the 4 things I've pinned as "interior decoration," I'm confronted with how much I like white.

27 comments:

Earnest Prole said...

What upper-middle-class white chick doesn't like white?

Hagar said...

Good grief!

mojavehicular said...

I at first read 'I don't pin that much' as 'I don't pine that much'.

Michael K said...

Ugh !

deborah said...

I never 'got' modern, especially growing up in the mid-sixties. It seemed bare and unfriendly. I have more of an appreciation now, I think because of nostalgia, and what I think the people of the time were not only reacting to (curlicue, overstuffed, stodginess), but what they were looking toward (technology, spaceflight, freshness, new beginnings).

deborah said...

Althouse, I've noticed you showing more of the interior of your house, for example your chair with the little votices on it and the pastel-painted mantle. It's kind of you to invite us in.

Myself, I find all white, or even mostly white, incredibly blah.

bandmeeting said...

I don't think it goes very well with 3 dogs. The white I mean.

chuckR said...

I'm a hopeless engineer. First thing that popped into my head was - how the hell do they get that thing by the California building code seismic provisions? Glass doesn't seem appropriate for shear resistance walls to keep the roof from falling on your privileged head.

Alex said...

Looks like the type of house Steve Jobs would have had.

James Pawlak said...

The only suitable decoration is applied by projective vomiting.

EDH said...

"I'm confronted with how much I like white."

bandmeeting said...
I don't think it goes very well with 3 dogs. The white I mean.

Yep.

Toby’s new trick.

EDH said...

"Boxetti bedroom module. I'd like this with a lock on it, so I could pack up everything private and feel free to invite anyone over."

Richard Dolan said...

Who lives like that? I'd be interested to see the home he designed for the fellow who wanted a place for his growing boys. Very unlikely to have been an all-white, neat-and-tidy exercise. Life is messy. The place where life mostly happens has a way of taking on that reality too. At least for me.

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SteveR said...

Doesn't look comfortable

Chip Ahoy said...

Hoooooneeeeeeey, you left your magazine on the coffee table again.

edutcher said...

With all that white, who cleans it?

Mumpsimus said...

"I wasted some good years thinking proudly that I wasn't anything like you [his parents]. Having grown up with ugly wallpaper, I painted all my walls off-white and thought I'd finally arrived. Bought a white couch, yours having been purple. My place looks like February."

--from 95 Theses 95 by Garrison Keillor

Chip S. said...

I'd be interested to see the home he designed for the fellow who wanted a place for his growing boys.

Well, I believe that the owners raised 2 boys and a girl in this house.

Jay Vogt said...

Unfortunately, this photographic space is completely and eternally owned by the late genius Julius Shulman and his iconic Case Study House #22.

Any attempt to fiddle with it are pointless.

Michael Haz said...

Althouse - you're trained in art; white walls are a blank canvas.

First thing that popped into my head was - how the hell do they get that thing by the California building code seismic provisions? Glass doesn't seem appropriate for shear resistance walls to keep the roof from falling on your privileged head.

Yeah. One slight geoseismic hiccup and that building is toast. No way it passes the CA building code requirements.

The Crack Emcee said...

I'm confronted with how much I like white.

We've been over this before:

You're a NewAger,....

Ann Althouse said...

"Althouse - you're trained in art; white walls are a blank canvas."

Yes, the people in the space are the color.

Including my dear friend Crack.

Chip S. said...

No way it passes the CA building code requirements.

This is probably sarcasm, b/c certainly a permit was required to build it. But in case it's not sarc, what problem do you see?

There are lots of houses of this style in the H'wood Hills. They're usually made w/steel frames, which are pretty earthquake-resistant.

chuckR said...

Chip

Partly sarcastic. I'm sure it passed code when built. Most of the houses where I live can't pass current code - we have similar requirements, not for earthquake, but for wind - 110-120mph depending. Steel frames are nice but you still need shear walls to resist the lateral earthquake motion. That little non-glass part of the wall must be real strong or who knows, maybe they got them some tuned mass dampers.

rcocean said...

Love White interiors as long as someone else cleans it.

sabeth.chu said...

no kids, no cats, no dogs