Dan Brunn Renovates Frank Gehry's Very First House

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Muji: Beanbags.

Herman Miller: Chair, Ottoman.

Walter Knoll: Side Tables.

At a Los Angeles house that Dan Brunn Architecture renovated for Chihiro Torikai and her husband, artist James Jean, she relaxes in a walnut-lined alcove, while his oil on canvas Goat hangs in the library, also home to a chair and ottoman by Charles and Ray Eames and a table by Eoos. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

Solid walnut planks compose the staircase volume. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

It creates a corridor extending from the foyer. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

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Walter Knoll: Side Tables.

Flexform: Sofa.

Vitra International: Chairs.

CB2: Ottomans.

Lester Carpet: Custom Rug.

The living area features Antonio Citterio’s sofa, Jean Prouvé’s chairs, and a custom cocktail table in reclaimed Douglas fir detailed with turquoise inlays and copper staples. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

In the recessed entry, copper panels form a fish- scale pattern. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

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Walter Knoll: Side Tables.

Vitra International: Chairs.

CB2: Ottomans.

Lester Carpet: Custom Rug.

Jean’s Pagoda, a mixed-media work on panel, backdrops the living area. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

The stairwell benefits from daylight entering through the glass walls backing the new terrace for the master suite. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

Stair planks were hand-cut, then butt-joined. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

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Herman Miller: Chair, Ottoman.

Walter Knoll: Side Tables.

Library shelving incorporates a Murphy bed. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

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Arco: Table, Side Chairs.

E15 Design Und Distributions: Armchairs.

Stickbulb: Pendant Fixture.

Jonathan Prestwich side chairs and Diez Office armchairs surround a Studio Bertjan Pot dining table. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

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Muji: Beanbags.

Flexform: Sofa.

CB2: Ottomans.

While polished concrete flooring flows uninterrupted, a plasterboard partition pivots 360 degrees to separate the rear of the ground level from the central living-dining-kitchen zone. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

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Duravit: Sink.

Hansgrohe: Sink Fittings.

Design Within Reach: Bed.

Solid-surfacing tops a custom vanity in the bathroom that gives the master bedroom access to the terrace. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

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It’s covered in artificial turf. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

The studio’s existing skylight received a translucent membrane to protect works in progress. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

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Muji: Beanbags.

An LED strip punctuates the ceiling of the alcove. Photography by Brandon Shigeta.

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