A London Townhouse Captures the Glamour of the Hollywood Hills in the ’70s

A musical couple transform a tired townhouse into a modernist home—complete with a music studio—inspired by the heyday of California’s rock 'n' roll scene.

When London-based recording artists and partners Ben Garrett (aka Fryars) and Rae Morris bought a 1960s townhouse in Primrose Hill in North London, they wanted it to evoke the atmosphere of Los Angeles’s "canyon homes"—specifically Laurel Canyon—where they had spent time living and writing music together. So they approached architect Louis Hagen Hall, founder of Studio Hagen Hall, to realize their vision.

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