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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This chair is like a lost Beatles song.

There is nothing like a good chair.  My favorite furniture designer is Hans Wegner because his chairs are so whimsical yet inviting and ultimately comfortable.  For those of you who feel the same way about HW, you are in luck! 

Recently an unreleased chair design from 50 years ago was discovered in Wegner’s archives. Pictures, clay models and one surviving prototype has led to the release of: Oculus (CH468) 

Available through Carl Hansen & Son, the chair can be yours for $5,000-$7,000 depending on your choice of upholstery/leather.

Wouldn’t it look nice in your living room?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Simple. Elegant. Refined. Buy this Silver Lake house now!

1973 Redesdale Avenue, 90039

Another Josef Van der Kar, AIA hit the market this weekend. This wonderful Silver Lake home exemplifies the renowned architect’s point of view… And by point of view, I mean aesthetically, not politically.  For an interesting read about Van der Kar’s amazing connection to cold-war-era politics, click here.

Purchased for just $275,000 by its current owner in 1995 it is listed today at $1,070,000 after what seems to be extensive renovations, repairs, care and a devotion to Van der Kar’s original vision for the home.

With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1,840 SF it sits back from the street overlooking the reservoir. The 8,451 SF lot is being maximized for true California outdoor living.

 Offered by Barry Gray of Deasy Penner & Partners

Are you in the market for a home?  If so, give me a call at 310-991-3808 or shoot me an email anytime.