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March/April 2017 “I know this quarry meter by meter.” Lolo Mauron, Mas de la Pyramide proprietor Page 68

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68 Mine Dining

80 Circle of Friends

A cave-like dwelling in the south of France is the improbable home of a 92-year-old bachelor, his restaurant, and his extraordinary collection of vintage cars.

An interior designer refurbishes a lakeside retreat in British Columbia while staying true to its fishing shack vibe.

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Catherine Bolgar

Grant Harder

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Nick Ballon

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Heather Corcoran

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96 In Search of Alvin Lustig

With the help of architect Jürgen Mayer H., a Danish design entrepreneur restores an 1890s Norwegian-style house on the outskirts of Copenhagen.

A lengthy trail of research leads a young couple to conclude that their Los Angeles home is very likely one of the few residential commissions of the great midcentury graphic designer.

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Zahid Sardar

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Zachary Sachs

Jason Larkin

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Laure Joliet ON THE COVER: Hannah Cutler draws in the cabin she built with her father, architect Jim Cutler, on the family’s Puget Sound property (page 60). PHOTO BY Art Grice

ABOVE: Lolo Mauron commands the kitchen in his centuries-old dwelling cum table d’hôte outside St. Rémy, France (page 68). PHOTO BY Nick Ballon

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The Dragonfly chair, by Odo Fioravanti for Segis, reflects the profusion of bright colors seen at imm Cologne and Maison et Objet.

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departments 15 Editor’s Letter 18 Community

154 Sourcing Saw it? Want it? Need it? Buy it.

156 Finishing Touch A rainwater-collecting art installation.

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112 Interior Design

We open with a burst of color, a sign of optimism from two European design shows. Next is a look at The Life Fair, a Rotterdam exhibition exploring cradle-tograve well-being, and Houses We Love, which celebrates a barnstyle retreat in New Brunswick. Finally, two departments debuting in this issue: Overheard, featuring African American Museum of History and Culture architect David Adjaye, and Unbuilt, an array of renderings proposing mythical pop-up hotel designs.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a house on Long Island Sound is built with a resilient facade.

A bedroom refresh morphs into a complete makeover for a tech executive’s home in San Francisco’s Noe Valley.

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60 Small Spaces An architect and his preteen daughter design and construct a backyard studio/cabin in the Pacific Northwest. J. Michael Welton PHOTOS BY Art Grice TEXT BY

122 Renovation A worn brownstone in Brooklyn lives anew as a modern abode. TEXT BY

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136 My House 106 Outside On a sprawling property in Ontario, a landscape designer creates a bucolic setting for his family’s vacations. TEXT BY

Palm Springs comes to New Orleans in a couple’s midsize midcentury gem. TEXT BY

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Perfection is boring. Temples of expensive belongings, displayed just so, are the stuff of other magazines. 6C6OH6H2?EE@D9@HF?6IA64E654C62E:G:EJ:?5:7Ǝ4F=E circumstances. We want to have a conversation about what “good design” means in a world we all recognize. +9:D:D?@E2AC:>6C7@C3FJ:?82=@@<N We need smart people who rise to the challenge of negating the mundane and the absurd. Architects, designers, and makers who question how things should 365@?6O@C92G62=H2JD366?5@?6N*Ō6EDF02?28:OE96 founder of the folk movement in Japan, said that art is more beautiful when it suggests something deeper, D@>6E9:?836J@?5:ED2AA62C2?46N In this issue, we feature a 92-year-old Frenchman who lives in a quarry with his collection of curios and vintage cars. No “modern” furniture, no sweeping vistas, no clean lines. Just a singular home that he made for himself, calibrated exactly to the life he wants, in 2?F?=:<6=JD6EE:?8N In that same line of thinking, of pondering the peculiar and examining how moving eccentricity can be, consider a 19th-century house outside of Copenhagen built by a Norwegian carpenter whom no one remem36CDOƎ==65H:E9:?96C:E65E2I:56C>J2?5F=EC2W>@56C? furnishings (page 88). Or a seriously tiny backyard getaway where a 12-year-old does her homework and her dad, an architect, sketches every evening, in a fam:=JDA246E96J3F:=EE@86E96C_A286 `N We are troubled by the issues that plague our culture, and we want to be uplifted by people who employ “good design” to resist absolutes. There’s a museum in Washington, D.C., that has risen, despite decades of bureaucratic snarls, to stand in aesthetic contrast to the other structures that came before it. An architect on Long Island devised a resilient home that can protect against storms and sea surges. Curators in Rotterdam are confronting the dark implications of technology and asking important questions about what it truly means when power and consumer acceptance collide. We are proud to shine a light on E96D6<:?5D@7A6@A=62?5AC@;64EDN .6?665:>A24E7F=56D:8?:?E9:D:>A6C764EH@C=5N Amanda Dameron, Editor-in-Chief amanda@dwell.com / @AmandaDameron

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Just finished the January/February 2017 issue and I think it is one of the best ever! I’ve been a subscriber since day one. I especially liked the articles on Miya Shoji and Please Cincinnati.

I really enjoyed Ron Henderson’s essay in the January/February issue on the “best” tree, the honey locust. Having had the good fortune of attending the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, I can assure you that it was invigorating to spend countless hours drawing, with a lead pencil, the pure aesthetics of the honey locust. Years later, while I was selling modern buildings in Chicago, buyers were impressed when I pointed out that properties with the dappled light, minimal maintenance, and noble structural aesthetic of the honey locust were worth far more.

Great new start. I normally look at Dwell a little and put it back on the newsstand, but not this time. Much cleaner layout, less clutter, more in-depth reporting, more people in the photos, and floor plans for almost every article. There is also a certain warmth. The Miya Shoji article was fabulous. I own most of the Japanese tools shown in the story and studied with another great Japanese carpenter on the East Coast, so it was a delight to see the Hanafusas in action. So bravo, kudos! It’s a delight to see Dwell in such good shape in these trying times. —John Campbell

—Jeff Laird, Estancia, New Mexico

Shoji screens (top left), the honey locust tree (above), and the culinary scene in Cincinnati (top right) were among the topics we explored in the January/February issue (above right). An aerial view reveals the density of Bainbridge Island’s Grow Community (below).

In your December 2016 issue I read about a development on Bainbridge Island that takes pride in being 1.5 times more dense than building codes had previously allowed, 142 residences on eight acres. How is that a good thing? I’ve lived

with density and I can tell you it is not a recipe for a sense of community. I like Dwell magazine, particularly when it is focused on reasonably sized, reasonably priced houses that reduce environmental impact. With that in mind, I ask that you not facilitate developers who claim 4,000-plus-squarefoot homes are “green.” Dwell needs to be on the frontline against that threat. —Cynthia Cunningham, Kenmore, Washington

Corrections: In the January/February issue, in “Undivided Attention,” the photos for Step 1 and Step 2 show a jointer and a planer, respectively. In “Greener Grass,” due to an editing error, the sun is described as setting behind the Cascade Range instead of shining on it. We regret the errors.

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Should Animals Act as Decor? The spoils of hunting were used as some of the earliest home furnishings, a practice that extends to the present day, as we see at a Danish house with an unabashed taxidermy collection, page 88. We know this is a hotly contested issue, and we invite your opinion on dwell.com/animal-decor

Anything dead is just plain nasty. That includes leather sofas. I even get sad looking at faux animal heads on the wall. Why would anybody want to own an homage to trophy hunting? Kathleen on Dwell

A new life after death . . . why not! @architect_marco on Twitter

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A clearly fake animal seems like a better option—keener modern design with a sense of irony. Nadine Bouler on Dwell If you killed it or caught it, absolutely! M Van on Dwell

Skulls, bones, horns are beautiful if presented in a certain way, as Georgia O’Keeffe demonstrated in her paintings. Helen Dziadulewicz on Facebook I would never condone killing an animal for the purpose of ornamentation. However, zoology has always interested me, and I believe there are appropriate ways to channel

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Sure! Leather chairs, cowhide rugs, antlers, bone handles —animals are beautiful and can be respectfully incorporated into decor! @zahra_sethna on Twitter

Floral designer Elin Tellefsen accented her living room with a sheepskin throw from a Norwegian farm. @bazilicum on Instagram

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For me it depends on the animal’s death. I don’t hunt, so I am not going to hang furry heads on my wall. However, I love nature. I find butterflies and moths’ wings beautiful and I place them on shelves or in glass jars to be seen. KC on Dwell


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The Life Fair page 30

Hot to Trot page 106

In Search of Alvin Lustig page 96

Nick Ballon is an AngloBolivian photographer who is based in the United Kingdom. What he remembers most vividly about the Mas de la Pyramide, the home and table d’hôte of French chef Lolo Mauron, is its otherworldly environment: “It’s set inside a quarry surrounded by olive trees and manmade caves that were excavated to build the ancient Roman city of Glanum.” Ballon shares his impression of the restaurateur: “If you ever get the chance to meet Lolo, he will either ignore you or charm you to death.”

American expat Catherine Bolgar has lived in the south of France for more than a decade. She usually writes about business and economics, but French culture and cuisine are always close to her heart. Late last year, she dined with Lolo Mauron, an eccentric nonagenarian who lives and runs a restaurant in a quarry near St. Rémy de Provence. “Lolo reminds me of so many papies—grandpas—in my own village,” she says. “Despite his age, he’s strong and in charge, with a constant stream of stories. He’s like a character from a 1950s Pagnol movie.”

Brian Rea is the former art director of the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, and his drawings for the column “Modern Love” can be seen each week in the paper’s Sunday Styles section. He has produced drawings and paintings for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Wired, New York Times Magazine, Penguin Books, Time, and Herman Miller. Rea, who illustrated the Life Fair concept shown at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, recounts his creative process: “I sketched quite a few approaches but focused on words like calmness, discovery, and exploration.”

Canadian photographer Dominique Lafond divides her time between Montreal and Toronto. Her work has been featured in Bon Appétit, enRoute, and Condé Nast Traveler. For this issue, she shot the 10-acre Georgian Bay retreat of landscape designer Joel Loblaw and his wife, Michelle, which includes waterways, hiking trails, an orchard, and an outdoor kitchen. “Spending the whole day with the Loblaw family felt like being with old friends,” she recalls. “I of course fell in love with their two golden retrievers, Ruby and Otis.”

New York writer and designer Zach Sacks has contributed to Artforum, Domus, and BOMB. His story for this issue trails two Angelenos as they trace the architectural provenance of their midcentury home, believed to be a rare residential project by graphic designer Alvin Lustig. “It was impressive seeing how the residents gathered so much of Lustig’s original furniture, much of which is one-ofa-kind. They assembled a kind of physical history that follows their experience of the city and its unique vision of modernism.”

“One of Lolo Mauron’s caves contains his immaculate classic car collection. The environment had the perfect conditions—no humidity, ideal temperature. It felt like a cryogenic chamber.” —Nick Ballon, photographer

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Though a turbulent 2016 concluded with many feeling a great uncertainty, 2017 began with ordinary people expressing resiliency and hope in ways both big and small. We noted the same optimism animating the January furniture fairs imm Cologne and Maison et Objet, where the design industry’s most creative minds convened and overwhelmingly 27ƎC>65E96A@H6C@74@=@CE@3F@J spirits in dark times. +96723C:4DOƎ?:D96DO2?5A2:?EDD9@H? in Germany and France this year tended toward madcap shades like canary yellow and electric blue, and designers everywhere eschewed the subtleties of pattern in favor of loud monochromatic bursts. In terms of its attitude and energy, the style

of furniture is a reverberation of Memphis’s late comeback—more primarythan parti-colored. (It’s no coincidence that Pierre Charpin, a student of Memphis Group cofounder George Sowden, was honored as the Designer of the Year at Maison in Paris.) Bright hues were often worn on slight frames, like tubular steel, which had the effect of making the furniture and lighting 2AA62CƏ2E@C:>>2E6C:2=2E25:DE2?46N Manuel Amaral Netto, the artistic director of the young Portuguese studio Util, which exhibited at Maison, described the look as “images illustrated as products.” But in the dead of winter, and at the dawn of a new year, the dichotomy set up a different tension: that hope is always fragile.

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Le point D’s Kama bar stool comes in eight metal colors and four seat finishes, and the flexible design lets you switch sides to sit or sit/stand. lepointd.com

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E649?@=@8:6DDECF4EFC6@FC :562D@7@FCD6=G6DY9@HH6 D9@F=5=:G62?5H9@H6D9@F=5 364@>6Y2?5E96J5@E9:D3J E2AA:?8:?E@@FC9@A6D2?5762CDN Have you reconsidered any personal assumptions or beliefs as a result of this exhibition? @C2=@?8H9:=6H692G6366? D<6AE:42=@7:?DE:EFE:@?D2?5 E96:CAC@>:D6E@D6CG6E96 :?E6C6DE@7jE96A6@A=6Nl @>A2?:6D92G6E96:C@H? :?E6C6DED:?>:?5H96?E96J DEC:G6E@82:?7@==@H6CDOA@H6CO 2?5>@?6JNFE46CE2:?=J?@E2== :?DE:EFE:@?D2C66BF2=O2?5E96 A@:?E@7E966I9:3:E:@?:DE@ >2?:76DEE964@>A=6I:EJ@7 E96D6C6=2E:@?DO2DH6==2DE96 instances in which institutions, AF3=:4@CAC:G2E6O2C66DD6?E:2=N &FCA6CD@?2==:G6D2C66?E2?8=65H:E9E9:C5WA2CEJ:?E6C6DEDO 2?5E9672:C6?23=6DG:D:E@CDE@ ?2G:82E6E92E4@>A=6I:EJN Why is now the right moment to explore these issues? .62C6=:G:?8:?2E:>6:?H9:49 :?5:G:5F2=:56?E:E:6DO8@G6C?:?8 :?DE:EFE:@?DO2?54@>A2?:6Dk 286?52D4C62E6D9@CEWE6C>2==:2?46D2?586?6C2E64@?DE2?E 7C:4E:@?DN+96C@=6D@7A@AF=2C Ǝ8FC6DOE96Ǝ?2?4:2=6=:E6O2?5 A@=:E:42==6256CD2C6364@>:?8 :?E6C492?8623=6O2?5H62C6 D66:?8F?6IA64E65:?5:G:5F2=D 82:?A@D:E:@?D@7A@H6CN In your view, is this shift toward technology as a constant companion to human beings, from cradle to grave, an exciting possibility or a troublesome one? +969:DE@CJ@79F>2?:EJ92D 366?D92A653JE649?@=@8JN+96 72:C9:89=:89EDE649?@=@8:42= 56G6=@A>6?ED:?@C56CE@BF6DE:@?@FC6?E2?8=6>6?EDH:E9 institutions, and how these C6=2E:@?DA=2J@FEH96?46CE2:? E649?@=@8:6D2C6:?G@=G65N@C 6I2>A=6OAA=62?52463@@< H6C62>@?8E96ƎCDE6>A=@J6CD E@@776C688W7C66K:?84@G6C286 E@E96:C76>2=66>A=@J66DN

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“When we buy something, we also buy into a belief system, an ideal of beauty, love, health, or security. In presenting an ideal, technologies structure our ideas of ourselves—how we should live and who we should become.” —Agata Jaworska and Giovanni Innella, co-curators of The Life Fair

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The #:762:C will be on view through August 2017 at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The full exhibition catalog is available at thelifefair.hetnieuweinstituut.nl

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Johannes Modersohn

Barn Raising Agricultural buildings inspire a remote getaway in eastern Canada.

Architects Antje Freiesleben and Johannes Modersohn combined two barn-like wings and a large connecting hall/breezeway for a retreat in New Brunswick. A space between the concrete foundation and the house’s raised wood platform allows the snowmelt to pass through in spring. The 21-foot-wide accordion doors are by HFBB Holzfensterbau Bernau and were shipped from Germany.

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The vacation home of Martin and Harriet Roth lies on Otnabog Lake, near the St. John River, in the tiny hamlet of Queenstown, New Brunswick. Although just an hour from Fredericton, the province’s capital, the place feels exceedingly removed and is sparsely populated (about 100 inhabitants). But despite its isolation, the decision to build there was easy. The land belongs to Harriet’s family—it’s where she spent her childhood summers—and the couple love the 180-degree change it provides from their hectic lives in Berlin. Their goal was to erect a simple wooden house that took its cue from agricultural

vernacular. “There are so many beautiful barns in this area—they’re more like sculpture,” says Martin, who recently retired as director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, where the couple lived for a time. “Our idea was to combine style and architecture in a modest way,” adds Harriet, an art historian and author. The Ǝ?2=4@DEH2D23@FE ON With the help of a well-known German architecture critic, they found the Berlinbased architects Johannes Modersohn and Antje Freiesleben, who have created a number of similar-style homes. The four quickly agreed on the basic concept: two

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modern world houses we love barn-like sections joined by a hall that converts to a breezeway. A simple wood staircase would connect the two levels, creating what appears from a distance like a giant Z. A neighbor and craftsman, Grant Pye, served as contractor for the three-bedroom house and did much of the construction himself, working with a builder from the next town. “He looked at the plans and said, ‘I can do it,’” recalls Harriet, who has known the Pye family for years. In addition E@4@?DECF4E:@?O'J692?5=65E96=@42=Ǝ=ings and inspections.  +96AC@;64EE@@<E9C66J62CDE@Ǝ?:D9O2D work could proceed only in warmer months, but the result was worth it. The architects won a Best Architects 17 gold award in Europe, and the residents and their three grown children are thrilled with their new getaway. “It was always our dream to do something thoughtful, something mean:?87F=OH96?H6Ǝ?2==J3F:=E29@FD6OlD2JD $2CE:?Nj+9:D7F=Ǝ==DE92E7@CFDNl

“One of the reasons we built the house was to make a statement not to move away, but to do exactly the opposite. In a small community, when two people leave, it means a lot.” Martin Roth, resident

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for trim. Some of the wood was left unfinished, as were other elements. “Under the porch roof there’s no cladding,” notes Freiesleben. “If you had more money, you’d hide it, but it’s not necessary or even desirable.”

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work, but chose to reject it just before colonization and embarked on an incredible series of abstractions. This work, which people sometimes think is primitive, actually happened after the Naturalistic period. The modernism of the continent, you can argue, happened 500 years ago, and this work is the beginning of that abstraction from Naturalization. “[The museum’s stylized facade] encapsulates stories about kings and myths, about celebration and victory. The best carvers were the ones who were always given the shrine houses, which are the cathedrals of West Africa. I was fascinated by looking at these traditions, and to look at some of the motifs that were developed by the carvers as crowning motifs for kings and important stories. The corona motif, for me in a way, became the 3FEE6CƏJO@CE96E9:?<:?8@7E96 way in which the form devel@A65N+96DA64:Ǝ4C676C6?46 for the corona was a caryatid by the artist Olowe of Ise.

David Adjaye At a recent talk in Toronto, the newly knighted architect shared his thoughts on a most important commission.

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington, D.C., in September 2016. The museum, with its final design by Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup—a collaboration between many participants—took decades to realize. It has been called the most important American structure of the 21st century.

“The building is a building of light—it oscillates. People always say, ‘Well, what color is it meant to be?’ And I say, ‘It’s meant to be every color. It can be very dark on a broody day, and very bright on a sunny day.’ The material is supposed to react, and it does react, to the luminosity of the sun. “That’s the power of the project, creating something that is responding to light, responding to nature, but it’s also about the performance of the material. In the evening, what is opaque becomes luminous and reveals its character, and also has this silhouette and its relationship to critical monuments.”

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“I wanted to see if we could make a museum that wasn’t about just making another structure, or mimicking the architectural history of Washington, but to see if we could introduce another narrative that was what I call a kind of bedfellow, but of a different trajectory. “The forest region in West Africa produced incredible artisans and craftsmen. The most notable were the Yoruba in Benin, who for thousands of years created incred:3=62CENJE96ƎCDE46?EFCJE96Jk5364@>6 great masters of naturalistic casting and

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Passage of Time A Welsh design competition yields pop-up hotel concepts that celebrate a rich history of folklore.

and will be insulated with locally sourced sheepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wool; the Slate Cabin by TRIAS utilizes a local material; SKYHUT by Waind Gohil + Potter has

A series of eight pop-up cabins will appear from June to mid-September in three locations in the Welsh countryside: West Wales, the coast of the #=ĹŽ?'6?:?DF=2O2?5E967@@Ehills of Cadair Idris mountain in Southern Snowdonia. The result of an architecture competition that highlighted the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural legacy, the eight winning designs were chosen from dozens of proposals of compact structures that nod to area legend and history.

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a roof that opens to the starsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a nod to Cadair Idris, where legend has it that travelers sleeping outside would awaken as poets or madmen.

While many of the submissions incorporated modern construction elements, each was inspired by ancient forms of Welsh shelter and was designed E@Ć&#x17D;ED62>=6DD=J:?E@E966?G:ronment for one month. Fewer than 200 spots are 2G2:=23=67@CDE2JD@7E9C66E@ D6G6??:89EDN6A6?5:?8@? location, the experience will include meals prepared by local 4967DO566AWD62Ć&#x17D;D9:?8O366C E2DE:?8DO2?5=:G6A6C7@C>2?46DN epicretreats.wales

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Warp Speed The Danish tradition of apprenticeship and woodworking lives on at Carl Hansen & Søn.

Master weaver Benny Hammer Larsen has worked for Danish furniture company Carl Hansen & Søn for more than two decades. He travels the globe, demonstrating the meticulous techniques used to realize each piece. He stands next to the reintroduced CH23 dining chair, by Hans J. Wegner.

If you have had the good fortune of sitting on a recent edition of the iconic Wishbone chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1949, chances are pretty good that the geometrically patterned seat was crafted by Benny Hammer Larsen, a master weaver at Carl

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Hansen & Sn, the Danish company that has produced the chair since the day it came off the drawing board. Larsen, who specializes in weaving the seating and backrests for all of the Wegner designs that Carl Hansen & Sn manufactures, has such an

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because “it has to be absolutely perfect.” When asked why the company still makes all of its woven elements by hand, he explains that no one has ever invented a way to do the weaving by machine. “It’s impossible,” he says. “If it were possible, we would do it.” Although Benny is hearing-impaired, :EH2D?@E5:7Ǝ4F=E7@C9:>E@=62C?9:D craft from an experienced master when he joined the company. Carl Hansen & Sn, like many Danish companies, is encouraged by the government to hire workers with disabilities. “It’s good for us and good for them,” explains Hansen. “They are given rewarding work and we get loyal employees who are happy to stay with the company for many years.” Benny’s latest challenge has been to work on the revival of the Hans J. Wegner CH23 dining chair. The CH23 completes the set of four chairs .68?6C56D:8?652D9:DƎCDE4@==64E:@?

abiding love for the Wishbone that he sports a tattoo of it on his left forearm. He can transform the 131 yards of paper cord required for its production :?E@2Ǝ?:D965492:C:?=6DDE92?2? hour (most of the company's 50 other weavers take up to 90 minutes). Larsen, fondly referred to by everyone as Benny, has worked at Carl Hansen & Sn for 21 years and has become a star performer at trade shows and store events around the world, demonstrating the craftsmanship and dedication involved in producing a Wegner chair. Benny travels more miles a year than the company CEO, Knud Erik Hansen, a great-grandson of the founder. “Benny enjoys it,” says Hansen, adding that Larsen was once a sailor and loves to see the world. Handweaving is a complex process. Hansen explains that trainees practice on one chair all day and then, in the evening, their attempts are discarded

Woven paper cord is a natural, cool, comfortable, and durable material. The variety that Carl Hansen & Søn employs is treated with a thin layer of wax, which helps to prevent stains.

HANS J. WEGNER CH23 DINING CHAIR Weaving a Danish classic, step by step.

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Small L-shaped nails are hammered into the front and back seat rails.

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for the Danish brand in 1949, over the course of just a few weeks. The remaining three—the CH22 lounge chair, the CH24 (Wishbone chair), and the CH25 lounge chair—have been in constant production or recently re-released. Now, all four of these original Wegner designs are available. The CH23 seat, which is doublewoven from paper cord—a painstaking task—takes about 90 minutes to complete. The six-step process is illustrated in the photographs that accompany this story. The company claims that the seat can last up to 50 years before it needs to be rewoven. Benny explains that, for him, “The work is more than a profession. It’s in my blood. Working with a craft, you are part of a chain and hence part @7E96Ǝ?:D965AC@5F4ENl6:D6DA6cially proud of the fact that every chair is one-of-a-kind.

Benny carefully navigates the front corner of the CH23 dining chair, looping the cord to begin the weaving process (above).

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Throughout the process, the cords are tied together and the knots are concealed under the seat.

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The finished chairs are made to the exact specifications of Wegner’s 1949 design. The only difference is that the original was manufactured in teak, while the new versions are available in more sustainable oak or American walnut. Here, they appear at the heads of a Wegner CH327 dining table.

“Working with a craft, you are part of a chain and hence part ŇìƙĔÓñļĚƆĔÓÇŜſŇÇƩ¶ƙŬź BENNY HAMMER LARSEN

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Shore Bet Can smarter materials and better engineering mitigate the risk of living near the sea?

When Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast in fall 2012, Margaret and Bob Bombara were in the middle of planning their long-awaited beach house on Long Island’s North Fork. The disaster, which flooded

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their main home in Queens, gave them pause. For architect John Berg, it underscored a vital fact—the Bombaras’ vacation house would need to be able to stand up to high wind, heavy rain, and intense storm surges.

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The home, which is on Long Island Sound, is made of hardworking materials. Its Gore-Tex-wrapped plywood sheathing is protected by an Equitone fiber-cement rainscreen (below), which is the first line of

defense during harsh weather conditions (see infographic on page 58). Seifert Construction installed the panels with open joints (right), yet the building’s thermal envelope is safe from wind pressure.

“We live in an old Tudor, so we’ve never had anything new. We said, ‘Let’s go for it—buy the land and make a house.’ Little did we know what we were going to face.” BOB BOMBARA, RESIDENT

Bob and Margaret Bombara of Queens get away to the ocean whenever they can. Margaret, a retired educator, remembers trips to Staten Island “back when it was beaches,” and she and Bob have spent more summers on Long Island’s East End than they can count. Recently they’ve taken up paddleboarding, which they’re getting the hang of steps from their newly built vacation home in Southold. “When we ƎCDEDE@@5@?E9:DAC@A6CEJO367@C6E96 house was here, and looked out, we were

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sold right away,” Margaret says, pointing at Long Island Sound 50 yards off. Today the couple are at ease, but nearly ƎG6J62CD28@OE96JH:E?6DD65E96H@CDE that the ocean can do. When Superstorm Sandy pummeled New York in October 2012, their main home, a Tudor located less than a block from Jamaica Bay in Queens’ Howard Beach, was badly damaged. Margaret and Bob, who were traveling at E96E:>6OC6EFC?65E@Ǝ?5EH@@7E96:C42CD submerged, the home’s mechanicals and

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Fortunately, architect John Berg had been adamant, even before Sandy hit, that their project meet the highest standards of resiliency. “We knew we had to build a rock-solid house,” says Berg, who met the Bombaras through the contractors at Seifert Construction. That meant going beyond hurricane win5@HD2?5$kDƏ@@5C68F=2E:@?DOH9:49 C6BF:C656=6G2E:?8E96ƎCDEƏ@@C 766E above sea level on wood pilings, and exploring emerging solutions to fortify the

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structure. Berg had heard of a formidable Ǝ36CW46>6?EA2?6=DJDE6>7C@>FC@A6 called Equitone, and found that it was more moisture- and impact-resistant than the alternative cladding, stucco. Margaret appreciated the material’s monolithic veneer and Bob liked that it was practically no-maintenance, and before they knew it, workers were assembling precut pieces from Germany in the street like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The panels were placed with a one-inch gap between them and the building, so that if the home’s

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Margaret enlisted interior design studio Margali & Flynn to create a contemporary counterpoint to their Tudor in Queens. The cabinetry is by East End Country Kitchens (above left). Having a strong outdoor

element was also important. A 32-foot-wide Solar Innovations sliding door connects the kitchen to a deck and pool (above right). From there, a private walkway runs to the shore (below).

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skin does get wet in rain, it will dry quickly. In contrast with the heft of its armor, the home’s interior is light and airy. Bob and Margaret say Sandy rattled their sense @7D64FC:EJ3FE2=D@4=2C:Ǝ65E96:CAC:@C:E:6D 7@CH92E29@FD6D9@F=5AC@G:56N ?E9:D 42D6O>@C6C@@>7@C72>:=JE@G:D:EO=6DD room for material things. “That’s what this house is all about, minimalism,” Margaret declares. “After Sandy, we lost so much DEF77O2?5H6kC6?@EC6A=24:?82?J@7:ENl

Cedar louvers veil hurricane windows by Solar Innovations (left). A vented skirt, also cedar, lets flooding pass under the home in a storm (above). “Western red cedar has been used near the water in the Northeast for

centuries,” Berg notes. The site falls in an AE Zone, one of FEMA’s riskiest Special Flood Hazard Areas, so the first floor had to be raised two feet above Base Flood Elevation, or 14 feet above sea level.

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Family Matters An architect and his preteen daughter take on a backyard project.

Twelve-year-old Hannah Cutler worked mightily last year to design and build a tiny cabin on an island in Puget Sound with her father, architect Jim Cutler. Along the way, she learned a valuable life lesson: If you can see it in your mind, you can make it. “It was an exercise for Hannah to learn that she could make things,” says Jim, who had decided to build a small cabin that could act as both his studio and a bunkhouse for his daughter when her friends sleep over. The 80-square-foot structure, which sits less than 30 feet from the family’s home, is nestled into a cluster of waxy evergreen Salal shrubs, with a sweeping vista overlooking the sound. To build it, Jim demolished a former tool shed on the site and Erecting a modern cabin where a tool shed once stood (above) became a family exercise for architect Jim Cutler and his daughter,

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Hannah, who worked with him on the design and build. Sited just steps from the main house (top), it’s now a welcoming retreat that they share.

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“When you’re in the cabin, particularly in the summer, you’re completely surrounded by living things, and the light is constantly changing.” JIM CUTLER, ARCHITECT AND RESIDENT

The workstation (top) and the cabinets are by Korben Mathis Woodworking; the desk lamp is from TaoTronics. While the space is heavily insulated, with strong solar gain, a cast-iron stove from Salamander Stoves provides extra warmth on cool days (above).

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preserved part of its foundation. Then he and Hannah got to work. “We got the lumber into our garage and cut out the pieces, and she and I carried it to the foundation,” he says. “She screwed it in with a power screwdriver while I held it in place.” They framed the cabin, braced it, sheathed it with shiplap, insulated it, and then cut 22-gauge Cor-Ten steel sheets into 24-inch shingles for its walls and roof. They called for assistance just once, enlisting three helpers to install a 10-foot-wide expanse of insulated glass that frames a panoramic view of the water above Jim’s desk.

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A raised walkway of cedar planks on concrete piers leads from the main house to the cabin, carefully curving around the shrubs. “I couldn’t bring myself to kill any @7E96A=2?EDOlD2JD!:>Nj+96564<Ə@2ED over all the roots.” Working together on the weekends, he and Hannah completed the project in about eight months, and it has since seen plenty of use. “I do ninety percent of my work at home after dinner—it’s quiet time for design work, from eight to eleven p.m.,” he says. “When Hannah has a sleepover, it’s a bunkhouse my wife and I can easily keep an eye on.” And for the moments in between, the space has evolved into a de facto family room, its fold-down bed serving as a communal couch. Of all the buildings Jim has designed in his career, he says this one is closest to who he is. As it turns out, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

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Marrying home cooking and an archaeological field trip, Mas de la Pyramide in Bouches-du-Rhône is probably the world’s only restaurant found in an ancient Roman quarry. For proprietor and chef Lolo Mauron,

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the caves are both his business and his birthright. Lolo, 92, has spent his entire life here, surrounded by an incredible hodgepodge of old farm tools, collectible cars, and other bric-à-brac from the caverns’ history.


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In the limestone kitchen embedded in the hillside, Lolo keeps only proven essentials—skillets that have been seasoned countless times and furniture that has been passed down for generations. The Maurons

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have occupied the quarry outside Saint-Rémy-deProvence for more than 400 years. It was Lolo and his late father who had the idea to turn the caves into a reservation-only table d’hôte and dish up old family recipes.

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An olive grove frames Lolo’s farmhouse (opposite, top). The nonagenarian lives alone, and often he prepares ingredients and cooks meals unassisted (opposite, bottom). He is fond of telling the story of a large stone

table he bought from an antique dealer. When the deliveryman arrived, his truck couldn’t fit through the gate, so Lolo hauled the table into the courtyard (above) himself, inching it into place over several days.

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The quarry is known for a 65-foot stone pillar, seen in photos in the den (opposite), that was chiseled by miners. A wall of portraits pays tribute to Loloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ancestors (left). â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the men in my fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family were called Joseph

HonorĂŠ,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but my mother wanted to call me Laurent, after her brother.â&#x20AC;? The family tradition prevailed, but his mother insisted on calling him Lolo (pronounced Lu-lu). In winter, guests dine indoors (below).

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Hearty stews and fragrant cheeses aren’t the only attractions at Mas de la Pyramide. For 3 euros, visitors can also tour the “agricultural museum,” a massive cavern full of historic tools for sowing and harvesting crops, from scythes to tractors (left). The crown jewel is Lolo’s collection of more than half a dozen classic cars, not related to farming. The fleet includes a Renault Dauphine (right) and a black Citroën Traction Avant (left in photo below).

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Lolo eases his Triumph Spitfire convertible, designed by Giovanni Michelotti, into the driveway (top right). Although the late-life restaurateur lives in solitude and has never been married, he seldom lacks

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company. Friends come by to help prepare large feasts, and people travel from all over the globe to dine with him (bottom right), sometimes in parties of almost a hundred. As Lolo puts it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see the whole world.â&#x20AC;?

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Bruce Livingstone’s seaside getaway in British Columbia features a remarkably open layout. The master bedroom flows into the living room, where Griffin lounge chairs by Lawson-Fenning face a fireplace clad in glass fiber–reinforced concrete

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panels by Wiersma Masonry. At the entrance (opposite), Bruce is joined by his son, Sozé, and dog, Izzy. The 1940s shingled cottage was renovated by architectural designer Randall Recinos, designer Brian Paquette, and contractor Dylan Conrad.

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On the main floor, custom sliders by Oakridge Windows & Doors open to a table and chairs designed by Paquette and built by Conrad Contracting (below). The wood paneling on the walls was salvaged from the

“It was like something out of a horror movie.” That’s how Brian '2BF6EE6C642==D9:DƎCDEG:D:EE@6?EC6preneur Bruce Livingstone’s seaside vacation cottage on Vancouver Island :?C:E:D9@=F>3:2N+9652>A'24:Ǝ4 Northwest climate had left the dark, shingle-clad house waterlogged, and vines were slowly creeping into the rustic 1940s structure. Remote location aside, it was an unusual project for the Seattle-based interior designer. Over the years, Paquette had designed city homes in Victoria for his longtime client, but this house was different. In addition to a long structural overhaul in collaboration with architectural designer Randall Recinos—removing partitions, digging @FE2?5Ǝ?:D9:?8E96=@H6CƏ@@CO2?5 adding swaths of glazing to connect to the surrounding forest and the Saanich Inlet just a few yards beyond the door— Paquette had to reinvent for this wooded setting the visual language he’d previously developed with Bruce.

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original structure and resawn; each piece was scuffed with fine sandpaper and coated with Projectol. The master bedroom’s custom bed has built-in storage (opposite). The lighting is by Workstead.

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The kitchen was designed like a ship, with built-in storage created by Conrad Contracting (opposite). A Column lamp by Apparatus and concrete countertops join a Bertazzoni propane range. The brass pendant is by Workstead.

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The clothing reference is an important one for the designer, who applies Coco Chanel’s famous advice to take one accessory off before walking out the door to his work on interiors. EkD2=D@2E@@=96FD6DE@Ǝ8FC6@FE what his clients really want. “I’m not asking them what color they want their couch to be. I’m asking them what they put on in the morning,” Paquette explains. “I’d rather not have them think about interior design and all the nitty-gritty of that. I want them to think about senses they want to activate, feelings and comfort levels, because that gets more to the root of how you want to feel.” This strategy is part of Paquette’s highly personal approach to design, one that looks at each project as a holistic set of challenges to be tackled by a team of trusted collaborators. His projects are unlikely to include a long list of on-trend vendors. Instead, he works with brands like Workstead, Lawson-Fenning, and Zak+Fox—as

well as contractor Dylan Conrad, who created custom built-ins down to a toothbrush holder in the bathroom. “They’re people who are my friends, people I can text and call,” Paquette says. “If I have an idea, if it’s an upholstery thing, I talk to Glenn Lawson and we work it out and make a new piece. If I’m really psyched about a new texE:=6@C k>EC2G6=:?82?5 Ǝ?52G:?tage fabric, I’ll just put it in the mail and send it to Zak with a little love note: ‘Hey, I thought of you.’” It’s these relationships, he says, that elevate :?E6C:@C56D:8?7C@>j;FDEƎ==:?82 house” to creating a meaningful story. “Being an interior designer is ninety percent psychology and nine percent paperwork, and maybe one percent creativity. If you have to work hard at the creative part, you’re probably in the wrong industry. It’s the other stuff that you should have to hone,” Paquette explains. “It’s less about spreadsheets and more about getting to the bottom of things.”

Opposite, clockwise from top left: Bruce sourced the Restoration Hardware bunk beds (Mina, 3, claims top); a Workstead lamp is beside a custom sectional covered in Zak+Fox fabric; a dock on the property makes for easy

access to kayaking; Sling chairs by Garza Marfa flank a Made Goods concrete table. Conrad used sprinkler pipe material for the railings on the deck, which is made of ipe from West Wind Hardwood (below).

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Jens Martin Skibsted salvaged an 1890s house just outside of Copenhagen, reworking it with architect Jürgen Mayer H. The structure is a retreat for Jens, his wife, Naomi, and their children. The dining table

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was designed by him to accommodate 18; the legs were produced by HAY, as were the Shanghay molded plywood chairs. “The house has so many things,” explains Jens. “Every corner has a story.”

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The living room on the ground level features facing Brick sofas by KiBiSi, a design firm Jens cofounded along with Bjarke Ingels and Lars Holme Larsen in 2009; the cushions, covered in Kvadrat

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fabric, are tied together and studded with a molded fiber-concrete button. An Arco lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos extends over an On the Rocks sofa by Francesco BinfarĂŠ for Edra.

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With its idyllic vistas and abundant greenways, a lakeside hamlet just a half-hour drive north of Copenhagen seems farther from the heart of the city than it is. Which is precisely why, one weekend three years ago, Jens Martin Skibsted, a founder of Danish brands KiBiSi and Biomega, and his wife, Naomi, a fashion entrepreneur from Zimbabwe, decided to purchase a waterfront retreat there. Originally completed in 1897, the home was built by an anonymous Norwegian carpenter who introduced a taste for wood-frame houses with black siding in a region where neoclassical white-brick mansions with glazed black terra-cotta tile roofs had 56Ǝ?65E96=@42=G6C?24F=2C7@CJ62CDN A nod to the builder’s heritage, the Ǝ?:2=D@?E96823=65C@@7DAC@F5=J echo the bows of wood Viking ships. Upon seeing the property, the couple took to the building’s charming historical details, picturesque topƏ@@C32=4@?:6DO2?5G2CJ:?8H:?5@H shapes, all of which presented a dialogue about the passage of time. Naomi envisioned raising the couple’s preschool son there, and Jens saw the potential to accommodate his own personal collection of “toys,” which includes many bicycles and a classic 1977 Oldsmobile that belonged to his adventurous, centenarian grandmother, who hunted exotic wildlife when such things were fashionable. With direct access to a lake for swimming and boating, the house also promised an outdoor lifestyle that would allow Jens to be “fast out into nature,” as he puts it.

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Other reasons had made moving out of their Copenhagen apartment, designed by the renowned Berlinbased architect Jürgen Mayer H.— necessary for the Skibsteds. Their home had become too small for the family, which at the time included three children and has since grown to include a fourth. Acquiring the property, Jens and Naomi embraced the old-fashioned details of their new two-story suburban house. While others like it had been torn down or radically changed in recent decades, this one survived, perhaps because, as Jens explains, a merchant had transformed it into a more livable space in 1929 by adding heating radiators, a garage, and a winter dining room. The most recent owner, a nonagenarian physics professor, had barely altered the structure, with the exception of adding ceramic wood-burning Swedish-style heaters. Those 1950s appliances, which took one craftsman an entire summer to make, “were very spare and modern in the context of this house,” says Jens, who turned to Mayer to imbue the home with a

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similar modernity without ironing out its vintage essence. Posts carved with typical geometric Norwegian motifs, a curved stairway in the foyer, and dark wood–paneled DA246D@?E968C@F?5Ə@@CH6C62== distinguishing features that Mayer and the Skibsteds decided to save. The dated kitchen, three bathrooms, and the antiquated heating system, however, needed enhancements. The couple also added three bedrooms in the cellar, a large but cramped space H:E99:89Ə@@CDN Mayer liked that approach. “When you look at our projects, there is always a dialogue with history,” he says. “Echoes of the past form a historical reference. The undulating roof of a cathedral or the domes of a church are elements that anchor their structures in history. We take such elements and exaggerate them.” The renovation, with the help of =@42=ƎC>$#)'2?5AC@;64E2C49:E64E $2C4FD=F>O7C@>$2J6CkDƎC>O J. Mayer H. and Partners, encountered some setbacks. The team found dead C2EDF?56CE96<:E496?Ə@@CO92=7E96 roof was rotten, and the staircase to

the basement was undersized. “In theory, I could have thrashed the inside to insert a modern space,” says Jens, “but I decided not to because the old details are too beautiful. Those are things you cannot get anymore.” Instead, they brightened dark areas of the interiors as much as possible. While dark wood ceilings and surfaces remain whole, the wall panels that stand at eye level, above wainscoting height, now have a new layer of bright white vertical slats. Velux Sun Tunnel skylights were added to open up the darkest corners of the house. The team also worked around the existing interior layout, which included several “dead-end corridors,” Jens notes. “We would not do that today, but we kept some of them because that was the spirit of the house.” Slightly rearC2?865OE96E@AƏ@@C?@H:?4@CA@C2E6D hallway space going into the enlarged >2DE6CDF:E6N&?E96ƎCDEƏ@@CO2 pantry was folded into another space to bring in more light. The team also gutted the systems, adding water and gas pipes, electrical wiring, insulation, and radiant heating 36?62E9?6HH:56WA=2?<@2<Ə@@CDN

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overscale windows create a tension, a dialogue . . . it’s a new element, but one that celebrates the original idea.” The footed bathtub in the completely renovated bathroom is by Marc Newson for Caroma (far left).

The design team lowered the cellar floor by a foot and extended a rear-facade addition toward the lake (opposite). “I am all for an architecture for its time— this house had a strong personality,” Jens says. “The

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Another view of the dining room reveals the original woodwork and character of the 19th-century structure (opposite). In the renovated kitchen, a Lacanche range is surrounded by built-in

storage. A state-of-theart wall-mounted ES2 Strietman brass-and-copper espresso maker by Dutch designer Wouter Strietman adds a jewelry-like touch to the cook space.

“I think the entire construction is interesting in its relation to the old house, echoing the history of the existing building.” JÜ RGEN MAYER H., ARCHITECT

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Circa-1940s documents that were filed with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety credit William H. Thomas, who was a very close friend of graphic designer Alvin Lustig, as the house’s

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“certified architect.” After extensive research conducted by the home’s previous owner, Andy Hackman, the house’s current owner, Andrew Romano, believes the structure was in fact Lustig’s own design.


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Eric Lamers of Hammerhead, a craft-based contractor specializing in midcentury renovation projects, worked on the house before Andrew and his wife, Dustin Ferrer, acquired it in 2013, but it still needed a good deal of

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restoration. The home features an impressive collection of vintage furnishings, including an Elephant Stool by Sori Yanagi and a Luther Conover chair (above). The CSS shelving unit is by George Nelson.


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Andrew and Dustin were meticulous in their selections for the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s furnishings and fixtures. In the dining area, a Vista of California table by Don Knorr is surrounded by Van Keppel-Green chairs (opposite, top). The denâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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first-production Eames Desk Unit (EDU) was â&#x20AC;&#x153;rescuedâ&#x20AC;? from a Gregory Ain house (opposite, bottom). The front door is outfitted with a Saturn knob by Schlage (above); the same hardware was used as pulls at Lustigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s June Wayne House.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We could have imagined ourselves in a Craftsman bungalow,â&#x20AC;? recalls Andrew Romano. When he and his H:76OFDE:?6CC6COĆ&#x17D;CDE>@G657C@> New York to Los Angeles, their requirements were emblematic of the transition: a yard for their future kids, an escape from cold and damp winters, good tacos. Both writers, they also sought a home that was quiet. The style of architecture didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immediately enter the picture. That changed when they began touring the small, early modern 9@FD6D@7*:=G6C#2<62?5#@D6=:KN First seduced by the designs of Rudolf Schindler, Andrew soon started sifting E9C@F89E96C:49G2C:6EJ@7D2?5  D9@>6DD42EE6C6524C@DD46?EC2= Los Angeles. His initiation into the world of residential architecture was stimulating, he says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Interacting H:E9E96:?5:G:5F2=56D:8?D6?D6@7 an architectâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the extra layer of con?64E:@?E@E96DA246J@FkC6=:G:?8:?Y 925?6G6C76=EE92E367@C6Nl &?69@FD6O?62CE96*:=G6C#2<6

C6D6CG@:CO42AEFC653@E9E96:C:>28:nations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was drawn to it immediately,â&#x20AC;? says Dustin, who is originally from Los Angeles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of the windows look out onto outdoor space. .96?J@FkC6:?E96=:G:?8C@@>OJ@FkC6 getting light from all sides.â&#x20AC;? The house, situated on a steeply sloped ridge, has a compact, low-slung appearance from the street that belies its permeability between interior and exterior. Northern exposure sends Ć&#x17D;=E6C6552J=:89EE9C@F89E969@FD6 2?5:==F>:?2E6DE96G:6H@G6C=6?52=6 2?52C646DD@7E96#@D?86=6D):G6CN â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bathed in light, and none of it is direct,â&#x20AC;? says Andrew. The property wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet publicly on the market, but as Andrew began E@4@?G6CD6H:E9E96@H?6CO?5J 24<>2?O9656G6=@A65272D4:?2E:@? with its story. Hackman, who bought E969@FD6:?O9252DD6>3=652 patchwork of clues about its origins. He told Andrew about how heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d tracked down the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s construction records, which showed that

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“Adjoining the trellis is an original slat screen from which we stripped decades of paint, exposing the perfectly preserved straight-grain, old-growth redwood ÓļÓƙĔŬŇƩ¶ļżƙñļÇŇſƩƆÓƙĔĚƆƆƙƩìì anymore.” ANDREW ROMANO, RESIDENT 100

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William H. Thomas, a majority owner and sometime executive and chief engineer at audio electronics company JBL, had built the house in 1947. But there were no original drawings or plans. Later, while working on the renovation of the Beverly Carlton (now the Avalon Hotel), Hackman, an outdoor furniture dealer, found a photograph of the hotel’s original facade and was surprised to see it had been covered in tiles decorated with a repeating asterisk motif. He recognized the distinctive tiles . . . because his own bathroom was lined with them. Famously, the original design for the Beverly Carlton was among the few established works of commercial architecture designed partly by Alvin Lustig, one of the most eminent graphic designers of the 20th century, best known for his book jackets for the publisher New Directions. In the midaughts, Hackman contacted Elaine Lustig Cohen, the designer’s widow, H9@4@?ƎC>65E92E#FDE:8H2D:?5665 the author of the tiles. It turned out

Lustig was Thomas’s design collaborator, working on projects ranging from JBL brochures to a scheme for a commuter helicopter. Andrew and Dustin were increasingly intrigued by the house’s prov6?2?46O3FEH96?E96JƎCDED2H:EO in 2012, it was a bit overgrown. “I remember other people seeing the photos and being like, hmm . . . ,” Andrew recalls. “But Dustin and I immediately saw it for what it was.” At the time, the trellis was showing rot and the canvas netting on the front balustrade was frayed and torn. And yet, its age—its place in history—was part of the appeal, and in 2013, they bought it. “We didn’t want perfect, we didn’t want sparkling. We didn’t want a brand new house,” he says. What they did want was a house that was “true to the original intent—true to the design, the feel of it,” he explains. But without blueprints, how could they know the original intent? Untangling the backstory of the house became, for Andrew, a kind of rebus

for the approach to restoration. A journalist at Newsweek for many years, he felt his professional instincts coming to bear on his new project: “This scratches a familiar itch, of digging to get to the heart of something— trying to solve a mystery, trying to piece the story together.” As he and Dustin continued along Hackman’s research trail, similarities between established Lustig designs and the house continued to accumulate: the built-in magazine rack of a partition wall, the pulls in the cabinetry in the kitchen. In the midst of these details, a friend came upon an especially telling one—an advertisement for a residence in the November 1958 issue of Arts & Architecture magazine, with bold letters declaring: “Designed by Alvin Lustig.” The description matched perfectly. As the couple became more sensitive to the interconnected design world of Lustig and his contemporaries, their net began to widen. “Lustig was a teacher, he was a designer. He knew

Andrew worked with contractor Miguel Perez to rebuild the home’s redwood trellis (opposite), matching the stain to the adjoining slat screen, which is original. In daughter Elliot’s room, a vintage Womb chair by

Eero Saarinen is situated below Alvar Aalto 112 shelving scored on eBay (left). A floating cabinet (above) was created by Lustig in 1953 for an interior design commission in New Jersey. The Sparrow crib is by Oeuf.

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With his book jackets, Lustig aimed to give a glimpse of the author’s world by recreating it in his own graphic terms. The jackets were typically designed using fantastical forms, illustrating innovation that seemed to have no limits.

His textile designs had the D2>6ƏF:5:EJ@77@C>D66? in his book jackets, yet they still seemed rooted in modernism. This made for an easy transition to fabric, as Incantation was based on the witty glyphs that adorned his book jackets.

Lustig had the remarkable ability to construct the perfect image through color, type, and composition—constraints that ultimately allow his designs to appear so compelling and effortlessly modern.

Lustig was not an “ad man” in the traditional sense. Through his classically modern design vocabulary, his spare creations evoked a more painterly language that spoke holistically of the featured product.

Euclid was inspired by combinations of four basic shapes—a typographic exercise regularly employed by Lustig. Through the guidance of Elaine Lustig Cohen, Euclid has been revived as “Lustig Elements,” a wood type and digital font.

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The Dwell creative team selects a few favorite masterworks.


A pair of floating nightstands in the master bedroom are by Børge Mogensen; the sconces are by Kurt Versen and came with the house (opposite). The panel of fabric over the oak Matera bed from Design Within Reach is

6G6CJ@?6OlD2JD?5C6HNj?5H96? you start looking at the connections, 96kDC:89E:?E96>:55=6@76G6CJE9:?8N 6H2D@?6@7E96Ć&#x17D;CDEE@E2=<23@FE total design, that there was no separation between the type of designer that you might be and the work you would produce. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just about doing good H@C<:?H92E6G6C>65:F>Nl As they settled into the home, FDE:?2?5?5C6HC676C6?465DA64:Ć&#x17D;4 detailing from other documented interior designs by Lustig, such as displaying a piece of his Incantation fabric 7@C#2G6C?6&C:8:?2=D:?E96:C365room. They also focused on designs that resonated with the ideals of West @2DE>@56C?:D>O@FEĆ&#x17D;EE:?8E96:?E6C:@CDH:E929@DE@7A6C:@5WDA64:Ć&#x17D;4 furnishings: Kurt Versen lamps, Abel *@C6?D@?492:CDO2?=:K236E9$4@C5 oil painting. They sourced Van KeppelC66?A:646DYE96F3:BF:E@FDA2E:@ chairs seen in Arts & Architecture throughout the periodâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that now dot

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the property. Color choices were based on the work of Schindler, Richard Neutra, and Lustigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contemporaries 2?52DD@4:2E6D:? D#@D?86=6DN And the young couple already had objects from Architectural Pottery, the iconic ceramics producer that became a signpost for modern sensibility in E96 DQ@?=J=2E6C5:5E96JC62=:K6 that the grandfather of one of Dustinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s childhood friends had founded the 4@>A2?JNG6?EF2==JO?5C6H5:D4@Gered another link to Lustig here as well, unearthing a photograph of an early Architectural Pottery prototype on which the designer had painted one of his signature glyphs. +964@FA=6kD4@==64E:@?36Ć&#x17D;EDE96 structure, which was built just after .@C=5.2C 2?5H2D4@?46:G65 within the parameters of wartime C2E:@?:?8O2D6G:56?4653JE96D9@CE Ć?@@C3@2C5D2?5E96C6=2E:G6=J>@56DE footprint. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not showy,â&#x20AC;? Andrew says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to work

Incantation, by Lustigâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; the piece was originally used as a curtain. Custom folding doors, inspired by Rudolf M. Schindlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1930 Elliot House, were created by Rene Maya to Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specifications (left).

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The midcentury chairs, sofa, and coffee table in the living room (above) were purchased at Guff in the East End of Toronto, where the Loblaws live when they’re not at the cottage. The wood-burning stove is by Regency. In the kitchen (above right) both the walls and the countertop are made of birch

plywood. A quartet of black Tom Dixon Beat lights hangs overhead. The 10-acre property offers ample terrain for the family to explore. Otis examines the pond, which was deepened to 20 feet and stocked with trout (right); Cooper, 11, paddleboards toward an outbuilding that contains a sauna (below).

Architects are used to shaping their clients’ lives with their vision. But what happens when a client is a design professional with strong ideas of his own? “A lot of discussion,” says OMAS:WORKS architect Brian O’Brian, who is licensed in the U.S. and works in Toronto. He created a cottage for landscape designer Joel Loblaw in Ontario, and the process was “a constant dialogue,” O’Brian says, “where nothing was set and everything was in play.” Their exchanges led to a seamless integration of the site and the house, which takes the form of a dogtrot, a style of building native to the American South. Its signature is two narrow wings—kitchen and sleeping quarters—separated by a covered breezeway. Here in the bayside Ontario town of Meaford, the typology takes on a

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The east-west breezeway divides the home into nearly equal halves: 700 square feet for bedrooms, a bathroom, and the laundry, and 650 square feet for everything else. To focus attention on the backcountry wilderness, the team relied

new purpose: “It’s not about escaping from a hot kitchen,” explains O’Brian. “It’s about being in the environment itself.” Working together, Joel and O’Brian placed the long, L-shaped house between a clearing and a wetland, orienting the structure to best enjoy views in two directions. “The integration of landscape and architecture is absolutely critical,” says Joel. O’Brian adds, “You always know exactly where you are in relationship to both.” The site, a 10-acre lot comprising a creek, low hills, and rugged woodland, is a refuge for Joel and his wife, Michelle. They had been visiting for more than a 564256OƎCDEE@42>A2?5E96?E@DE2J:? a tiny “bunkie”—a Canadian term for a basic sleeping structure—they built themselves. “Coming up here was one of

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upon a restrained mix of materials, including tongue-and-groove cedar siding and a Vicwest corrugatedmetal roofing product that is more commonly used for agricultural buildings (below). The flooring is distressed oak (bottom).

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Joel, a landscape designer, created “a series of outdoor rooms,” including an alfresco kitchen that is sheltered beneath a cedar trellis (right). The Butterfly chairs are from Fresh Home and Garden in Toronto. In the bathroom (below right), the sink is by Kohler and the tub is by Maax. Emerson, 8, reads in a sitting room where overnight guests stay (below).

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Though constructed on a modest budget, the cottage nonetheless has a quiet elegance. The outer walls are knotty cedar siding, and the Vicwest roof is largely corrugated metal, but each surface is thoughtfully proportioned, and the joints are carefully detailed. “We worked really hard to make the outside language as precise as we could,” O’Brian explains. Those “thoughtful, simple, clean lines” elevate the design of the house, Joel says, and the family can appreciate that detail work as they sit outside on the porch, where the land ramps up on both sides, melding building and landscape. “At work, I spend a lot of time thinking about nature,” Joel says. But being on the land reminds him that sometimes it’s best to stay silent. “The beauty is there in the environment. How can you improve on that?”

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On one side of the breezeway are three bedrooms and a bath; the other side houses an open living room, the kitchen, and a sitting room. As Michelle makes tea on the plywood kitchen counter, under a string of Tom Dixon Beat lights, the boys lounge close by next to a wood stove, in midcentury chairs. Behind them, blackframed windows occupy the corner, offering a vista that changes by the season. Outside, an orchard that was planted by Joel is part of a gentle remaking of the entire site. Joel deepened a pond and stocked it with trout, established a trail through the woods for cross-country skiing and hiking, and built an outdoor kitchen with a Cor-Ten steel pizza oven, inspired by the Argentine chef Francis Mallmann. “For us, the whole place is a series of outdoor rooms,” he says.


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attempt, shown here, opened up the balcony, which has a Frame lounge by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti. A Grand Repos chair by Antonio Citterio for Vitra faces the bed.

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Peet for Roll & Hill. The floor lamp is a custom piece that De Angelis Designs adapted from a vintage salon hood dryer. The staircase follows the bedroomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new primary material, French white oak (top).

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A special media door opens to reveal the bedroom’s AV system (above). Like the bed and built-in nightstand (right), the door is by Lloyd’s Custom Woodwork. The WGS stool near the vanity is by Gallotti&Radice.

In the master bathroom (below), a freestanding Waterworks tub is paired with a Fantini fixture. Calacatta marble surrounds the shower; the flooring is Evolution ceramic tile from Apavisa.

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“I made at least ten thousand decisions before it was over, and she never saw a sin8=6A9@E@OD2>A=6O@C5C2H:?8Ol4@?ƎC>D Tom. “I thought about this project—room by room, corner by corner, outlet by outlet—all day every day, for the entire eighteen months.” Says Qazi, “Tom wasn’t so much a client as a collaborator. He was attuned to the smallest detail, as you’d expect from an engineer. And everywhere E96JEC2G6=65O96H@F=5Ǝ?5:?DA:C2E:@?O 7C@>2D:=<CF8@?E96Ə@@CE@E96D92A6 of the ice in a cocktail.” The bedroom became a kind of petri dish for the rest of the house, starting with the restrained use of materials, which included C6A=24:?82==E96Ə@@C3@2C5DH:E9BF2CE6CW inch reveals and frameless doors that close

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The arrival of Apple’s wireless earbuds marks the beginning of a new era in listening. Tom Conrad already considers his pair a go-to for travel.

English-born electronic artist Sohn provides the soundtrack for many of Tom’s trips. His 2017 album, Rennen, released by independent U.K. label 4AD, is a new favorite.

Until the day high-speed rail unites California, a check-in-size suitcase is a must. Hideo Wakamatsu’s Veil has a water-repellent nylon exterior and 360-degree swivel wheels.

Not smartglasses per se (there’s no display), Snapchat’s high-tech shades have a camera inside that can capture and upload short videos from the wearer’s point of view.

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Fritz Hansen Grand Prix chairs, a Lindsey Adelman Agnes Chandelier, and a Kyle Bunting Runway rug furnish the dining room (far left). The Richard Barnes photo pops against a gray Venetian plaster wall (left).

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Mornings in the Snyder-Burns household are brighter than most. The master bedroom and bathroom share an open plan, with the shower tucked inside a glass cube with a skylight above. Unusually for a narrow building of this vintage, the space is so bathed in sunlight that resident Lauren Snyder says it’s like showering outdoors, despite being in the heart of BedfordStuyvesant, Brooklyn. “It’s probably not for everyone, but it works for us,” she says.

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Beyond its age, the brownstone was in a state of considerable neglect when they purchased it in 2014. “We put a lot of energy into the bones of the building—new windows, new roof, the nuts-and-bolts stuff you don’t see,” Lauren says. “At least half our investment went into that, because we intend to be here for a long time.”  +96ƎCDEDE6AH2D24@>A=6E68FE@7E96 3F:=5:?8E@4C62E62?6?6C8JW67Ǝ4:6?E

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Maury Strong makes coffee in the kitchen of the 2,400-squarefoot bungalow she renovated with her husband, Ron Caron. The overall light palette includes white Caesarstone countertops and limestone floors. The Bacco stools were purchased through Design Within Reachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eBay outlet.

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“We got tired of moving. We thought, Let’s go home, but let’s bring the places that we love back to New Orleans.’ ” MAURY STRONG, RESIDENT Maury Strong: I want fresh blood when it comes to houses. Ron and I have been together 16 years, and I’ve moved him to a couple of different countries and a bunch of different cities, and to a number of different homes in each city. We were living in New Orleans’s Garden District, and I’m looking, and I see this really cool midcentury house right out on the lakefront in Lakeshore. I call our friend Wayne Troyer, who ended up being our architect. We go to the open house and every architect in town is there. We were like, “Damn, this place needs a lot of work.” By the time we left and went to brunch, they had four offers. Ron Caron: Maury didn’t know at the time that it was six houses down from my childhood home. I had never been inside, but I had passed it on my bicycle many times. An existing brick wall was dismantled, cleaned, and rebuilt to celebrate its patina (top). It now showcases an artwork by Blake Boyd. The furnishings are a mix of inherited midcentury pieces and eBay finds, including the circular Danish chair with a woven seat in the living area (above). The All White paint seen throughout the house is by Farrow & Ball.

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Maury: His parents recall it being built. Ron: My parents built a new home for maybe $20,000. They lived there for 50-odd years until Katrina came. This neighborhood had eight feet of water—the house we’re living in was inundated.

Maury: Somebody had bought the house the day before Katrina. They had to sell it, and somebody else bought it and did a pretty crappy job restoring it—a real patchup job. We’d been through a couple of renovations together before, so we knew that we were planning to gut it and create a new foundation, new roof, new everything. We really weren’t scared to undertake the work. We knew exactly what we were going to do, and that was to bring Palm Springs to New Orleans. Our friend Wayne started to draw up some amazing plans, keeping the original intent intact but making it more contemporary. The people we bought the house from had the original plans, so we were able to say, “If Curtis and Davis were alive today and they had the technology and materials that we have available, what decisions would they have made?” The previous owner hadn’t done that. They painted over all the brick. They used different materials outside and inside. So we stripped all the paint off the brick and we left it natural. And then we made sure that if you saw one material inside, it continued outside.

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Custom curtains by Katie Koch Home offer privacy in the master suite, where Ron plays the trumpet (left). The couple own a mix of new and vintage Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs. Of the facade (top), Maury says, “It doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb, but it’s definitely one of the cooler houses in our area.” The kitchen and bar millwork is ApplePly with a walnut veneer (above).

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To revive the original architects’ vision, studioWTA restored a fourfoot roof overhang above a wall of La Cantina sliders (right). The shade helps limit solar gain, while a pool by Evans + Lighter Landscape Architecture provides respite on sweltering summer days. In the master bathroom, a BainUltra Essencia freestanding tub with an Axor Starck filler offers a perch for the couple’s granddaughter Arabella and her cousin Alexandra (below). The built-in vanity is made of the same ApplePly material as the kitchen cabinetry.

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A tucked-away bathtub provides a private backyard oasis. “We kind of got carried away,” resident Maury Strong recalls of the decision to place the 59-inch freestanding Keren basin outdoors. “My view was, ‘Let’s just do it all.”’ The extra effort paid off—the outdoor bath is among her grandchildren’s favorite parts of the house. Her husband, Ron Caron, also enjoys relaxing there.

Evans + Lighter Landscape Architecture, contractor Sandra Tomasetti, and architecture firm studioWTA collaborated to develop a roofline without gutters above the walkway and carport. Instead, water is channeled to feed the garden. The result is a California-inspired yard with geometrically laid-out plantings rather than grass. “It’s rows of green with mulch permeating,” Maury says.

At the back of the house, floor-toceiling LaCantina sliding doors replaced glass panes with a transom and clerestory above, enhancing the link between indoors and out. The residents wanted to stay true to the spirit of the midcentury house and felt that the architects Curtis and Davis would have embraced the technology if it had existed when the house was built in 1953.

Conner Millworks created the custom casework throughout the house. Although the residents initially considered solid hardwood, ApplePly composite with a walnut veneer proved to be a more sustainable alternative. The material, which is sealed with a matte-finish conversion varnish, appears in the kitchen, the bar area, and even the master and guest bathrooms.

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25 Color Unleashed Bretelle chair by Luca Martorano and Georg Muehlmann for Georg Muehlmann georgmuehlmann.it Cutting boards by Muller Van Severen for valerie_objects valerie-objects.com Magic lamps by Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet for Colonel moncolonel.fr 04 chair by Ateliers J&J ateliersjetj.com Bold chair by Moustache moustache.fr Lazy Susan by Maison Dada maisondada.com Diamond pendant by Sebastian Scherer for Neo/Craft neocraft.com Grid armchair by Pool for Petite Friture petitefriture.com Hal pendant by Guillaume Delvigne for La Chance lachance.fr Loop chair by Fred Rieffel for Rodet rodet-home.net Twisted jug by Gabriele Rosa for Alessi alessi.com Kama stool by Le point D lepointd.com 30 The Life Fair Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam thelifefair.hetnieuweinstituut.nl

60 Family Matters James Cutler cutler-anderson.com Carpentry by Korben Mathis Woodworking korbenmathiswoodworking .com Desk lamp from TaoTronics taotronics.com Cast-iron wood stove from Salamander Stoves salamanderstoves.com Linens by Woolrich woolrich.com Window by Cardinal Glass Industries cardinalcorp.com 68 Mine Dining

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Gipsy dining table and Groundpiece sectional sofa, both by Flexform flexform.it Jens Bench by Jens Risom from Design Within Reach dwr.com Lama lounge chair by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba for Zanotta zanotta.it S3 standing speakers by Magico magico.net Custom silk rug by FQ Designs Group fqdesigns.com 122 Forever Changes Keith Burns Architect keithburns.info Orca’s Construction & Renovation orcasconstruction.com Hub Woodworks hub-woodworks.com Custom dining table by Mark Grattan vidivixi.com Bentwood chairs by Thonet dwr.com Tara kitchen faucet by Dornbracht dornbracht.com

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The best public art draws people in with a bit of razzle-dazzle, then invites them to meditate on something more. Cloud House, an installation by artist Matthew Mazzotta at Farmers Park in Springfield, Missouri, offers visitors a very special attraction: the miracle of rain. The “house,” which looks like a country porch on a perpetually overcast day, is really a rain-harvesting system with an interactive twist. When showers storm in, a gutter system on the gabled tin roof directs water into an underground storage tank. Reclining in the house’s rocking chairs triggers a pump that brings the water up, via pipes in the walls, into a large acrylic cloud protruding from the roof. Water then drizzles through the cloud’s perforated underside back onto the building, illustrating in an instant the complex cycle on which all human life depends. “It’s important that we understand how closely we are tied to ecological systems,” says Mazzotta. “Cloud House offers a moment to sit, listen to the rain, and reflect on our fragile dance with nature.”

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