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Modern Los Angeles Bungalow Renovation

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When artists Ramona Trent and Anthony Pearson teamed up with architects Escher GuneWardena for a full-scale renovation, they bestowed a remarkable view upon an unremarkable bungalow.

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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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