AIA 2011 Home Tour

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter held a tour of contemporary style homes this past weekend. Four homes built or remodeled between 1950 and the present were open to the public.

Each home had its distinct appeal but my favorite was the smallest -- a remodeled Los Feliz, Mid Century dwelling originally built in the 1950's. The home, re-designed by Rebecca Rudolph and Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture, seemed filled with light, love and happiness. (It sounds so corny but it was true. I promise.)

According to the AIA tour guide, "...the renovation opens up the living spaces and reorganized the parent's and children's zones, creating a larger multipurpose play area for the family and a more private adult area that connects to a new outdoor space."

They weren't kidding. These two architects created something that is rarely experienced in family homes; a sort of zen, blend where both the adults and kids can live harmoniously with individuality - and without a lot of clutter or pretense.

Below are photos from the L.A. Times Home website to prove it.
All photos Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times.

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