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Home Tour: Pearson Trent Residence

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Last October we covered the lovely Pearson / Trent Residence by the Los Angeles firm Escher GuneWardena, and next month at Dwell on Design you'll get a chance to see it in person! One of six houses on the Westside Home Tour on June 18th, the Pearson Trent house is a gem of indoor-outdoor living and a not-to-be-missed stop on the first leg of our home tours. For a quick preview of what you'll see on the tour, take a look at this slideshow of photos by Noah Webb and get the inside scoop from the original article by Mimi Zeiger. Naturally there's far more to see on the Westside Home Tour than just this marvel, but if this doesn't whet your appetite, it's hard to know what will. Get your tickets here.

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  Streetside, foliage and a concrete wall by artist Evan Holloway camouflages Anthony Pearson and Ramona Trent’s low-key Mar Vista home.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    Streetside, foliage and a concrete wall by artist Evan Holloway camouflages Anthony Pearson and Ramona Trent’s low-key Mar Vista home.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  Look behind the mid-century facade, and a back patio offers an unexpected 180-degree view of the Los Angeles basin.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    Look behind the mid-century facade, and a back patio offers an unexpected 180-degree view of the Los Angeles basin.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  The home features earthy, tactile materials, such as natural tile, wood, and hand-finished plaster.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    The home features earthy, tactile materials, such as natural tile, wood, and hand-finished plaster.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  Architects Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena’s design may be strict in its layout and proportion, but it lends itself to casual living.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    Architects Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena’s design may be strict in its layout and proportion, but it lends itself to casual living.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  Drama comes from a 14-foot-tall and 26-foot-long glass wall that opens up the entire living room to the elements.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    Drama comes from a 14-foot-tall and 26-foot-long glass wall that opens up the entire living room to the elements.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  Pearson and Trent furnished the house with lamps and chairs they culled from vintage stores in the area. They found the overstuffed leather lounger at Surfing Cowboys in Venice. The couple and the architects collaborated on the couch design and had it fabricated. Works by local artists fill their home, such as the white vessels by California-based, Japanese-born ceramicist Shio Kusaka.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    Pearson and Trent furnished the house with lamps and chairs they culled from vintage stores in the area. They found the overstuffed leather lounger at Surfing Cowboys in Venice. The couple and the architects collaborated on the couch design and had it fabricated. Works by local artists fill their home, such as the white vessels by California-based, Japanese-born ceramicist Shio Kusaka.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  Pearson and Trent designed the sideboard just tall enough so that their young children, Delphine and Chantal, couldn’t reach the vintage stereo. Above it is a painting by Los Angeles artist Jon Pestoni.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    Pearson and Trent designed the sideboard just tall enough so that their young children, Delphine and Chantal, couldn’t reach the vintage stereo. Above it is a painting by Los Angeles artist Jon Pestoni.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  Small details add to the overall design.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    Small details add to the overall design.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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  The shelves in Pearson’s office and the master bedroom take on a distinct one-third-offset rhythm, which is also carried over into the tile grout pattern.  Photo by: Noah Webb
    The shelves in Pearson’s office and the master bedroom take on a distinct one-third-offset rhythm, which is also carried over into the tile grout pattern.

    Photo by: Noah Webb

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