When a Landscape Designer Found This Cork-Clad Home for Sale in L.A., It Was Kismet

“People who come to visit that have known me for years think I designed it.”

Los Angeles has just seen more than a week of torrential weather, and Molly Sedlacek is explaining how the designer of her Highland Park home had been in touch to see how things were holding up. It’s late February, and the mountains are capped with snow, but otherwise the city has returned to itself: bright and sunny. We’re sitting around the kitchen island as Molly’s two-year-old golden doodle, Bear, bounces around our feet. The trifold door leading out to the patio is hung with sheers that float in the breeze. Smoke from an incense stick curls out a window that frames the branches of a cork tree.

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Duncan Nielsen
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