Kaleidoscopic Cabinet

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July 2, 2009
Originally published in Intriguing Interiors
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  Architect Lorcan O’Herlihy created a residence for himself and his wife, Cornelia, in Venice, California.
    Architect Lorcan O’Herlihy created a residence for himself and his wife, Cornelia, in Venice, California.
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  Irish-born actress Cornelia Hayes-O’Herlihy gazes across the Venetian roofscape. Her cozy glass enclosure rests atop the new home designed by her husband.
    Irish-born actress Cornelia Hayes-O’Herlihy gazes across the Venetian roofscape. Her cozy glass enclosure rests atop the new home designed by her husband.
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  A custom-fabricated sideboard of birch, in a coffee-colored stain, finds its niche among the gathering of windows.
    A custom-fabricated sideboard of birch, in a coffee-colored stain, finds its niche among the gathering of windows.
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  Operable panels of the built-in cabinetry, in chocolate and caramel colors, offer cues to the color palette of more mobile furnishings. Using the same panel material, the architect customized a West Elm couch for the living room.
    Operable panels of the built-in cabinetry, in chocolate and caramel colors, offer cues to the color palette of more mobile furnishings. Using the same panel material, the architect customized a West Elm couch for the living room.
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  The narrow windows flood the master bedroom with light, while providing privacy. The dark-stained woods of the custom headboard and nightstands, all designed by the architect and built by Solicraft, cohesively tie the furnishings to elements like the bedroom sliding door and exterior concrete paneling.
    The narrow windows flood the master bedroom with light, while providing privacy. The dark-stained woods of the custom headboard and nightstands, all designed by the architect and built by Solicraft, cohesively tie the furnishings to elements like the bedroom sliding door and exterior concrete paneling.
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  In the master bath, a Zuma tub with Hansgrohe fixtures is covered with limestone tile to soak up the sunshine.
    In the master bath, a Zuma tub with Hansgrohe fixtures is covered with limestone tile to soak up the sunshine.
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  Windows transcend floor levels to discretely frame views of the surrounding neighborhood, offering slices of the vistas beyond.
    Windows transcend floor levels to discretely frame views of the surrounding neighborhood, offering slices of the vistas beyond.
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  Rich, dark concrete panels and colorfully dispersed windows wrap the exterior in varying permutations.
    Rich, dark concrete panels and colorfully dispersed windows wrap the exterior in varying permutations.
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