An Eccentric Pop of Blue Accents an Introspective Home in Los Angeles

Architect Barbara Bestor layers surprises throughout the home, which she designed to fit within the partial footprint of an existing cottage.

"The idea of that element of color is to draw your eye up and through the opening," says architect Barbara Bestor, describing the bright blue volume that rises playfully—like a tiny house on top of a house—from the second story of the residence she designed for a mother and son in the Venice neighborhood of L.A. 

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