The bold, vibrant colors of Frida Kahlo's La Casa Azul in the outskirts of Mexico City are unmistakable. The home, which was a sanctuary not only for Kahlo but also for the intellectuals and artists that she hosted (including Leon Trotsky and his wife, Natalia Sedova, among others), and holds a collection of Mexican folk art that is displayed throughout. The spread is shared with a remarkable home renovation completed in 1998 in New Jersey by architect Adam Kalkin. The aim of the design was to enclose an existing 1880s clapboard house within a larger industrial shed, creating the extra space needed by the homeowners with an unusual approach to an extension.  Photo 5 of 9 in Here Are the Greatest Rooms of the Century, According to Phaidon

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The bold, vibrant colors of Frida Kahlo's La Casa Azul in the outskirts of Mexico City are unmistakable. The home, which was a sanctuary not only for Kahlo but also for the intellectuals and artists that she hosted (including Leon Trotsky and his wife, Natalia Sedova, among others), and holds a collection of Mexican folk art that is displayed throughout. The spread is shared with a remarkable home renovation completed in 1998 in New Jersey by architect Adam Kalkin. The aim of the design was to enclose an existing 1880s clapboard house within a larger industrial shed, creating the extra space needed by the homeowners with an unusual approach to an extension.

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