A Los Angeles Director’s Garage Is Recast as an ADU With a Screening Room

With playful portholes and head-to-toe plywood, the new studio gives Wash Westmoreland a place to write, relax, and watch films.

It all started with a vision, as these things tend to go when you’re a director like Wash Westmoreland is. With architect John Colter, he had just renovated the Craftsman where he’s lived for 20 years in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Now, they were ready to create the sequel. "At first, he wanted to add a workspace to his backyard," Colter remembers. "But the more we talked about it, the longer the list of things we wanted became."

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