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    ( Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times ) Erin Wright, director of special projects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and artist Joe Sola set out to build a home in Glassell Park that had the sophistication of a gallery but was still casual and livable. They spent years developing the plan for the hillside site.

    "When we first went over there 10 years ago, we had a picnic on the site," architect Ravi GuneWardena said. "We identified two wonderful, but distinct views one urban, the other natural. We wanted to highlight this contrast for those inside the house."

    Here, Wright and Sola stand on the top floor of the three-story house.

















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    The view is nice, but that's about it.
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    nice house. i really like the strange mix of furniture. the carpets add some warmth to the space.

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    i will never understand people who like oriental carpets
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    hah, i think my grandma's interior decorating skills partially explain my love for oriental/worn carpets. her house is amazing.. dark wooden furniture, lots of obscure flemish paintings on the walls, marble floors, glass in lead doors, an antique standing clock in the living room, a sort of helical staircase that spans four floors, an overgrown garden with lots of flowers, too many doors that open up to reveal hidden closets and a lot of oriental carpets with dark red accents on top of blue linoleum floors! i can't explain why but i've always thought that was really neat. i love her house.

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    I like Persian carpets--the traditional, handmade ones, not machine-made. I appreciate how ancient the art of weaving them is, and I associate them very strongly with women. I have a really crazy one that depicts a modern city with skyscrapers and cars everywhere.
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    see, i can understand grandma carpets in a grandma house.. but that shit in a modernist place?

    it just looks so out of place and horrid
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    Nice view and that's about it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    see, i can understand grandma carpets in a grandma house.. but that shit in a modernist place?

    it just looks so out of place and horrid
    I don't really like the ones they chose, because I find them so conservative. Something with a flat weave and a bold design, and with better colors? I think that could've been cool.
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    Decent space, great view - but you can take the furniture and burn it somewhere. All of it.

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    Too sterile.
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    i like it.
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    They took ten years and this is the best they could come up with?-a stacked set of boring modernist boxes? Good God. Modern with clean lines does not have to be bland, boring, and so predictable. They should have been able to come up with something better than this.

    As for the interior, the spaces are ok, but again, with ten years of planning they should have something more quirky and unique IMO. The furnishings are so/so, predictable would be a good word. Totally forgettable.

    And it is too sterile and spartan IMO.
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    Eewwww.... What's up with those ugly ply-wood looking walls in the last few pics? I honestly thought that part was under construction till I saw the tv and artwork hanging from it.
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    Reminds me of an empty university library for some reason.

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