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    Lucinda and David Schiff's home is a classic 1920s hacienda in Pacific Palisades designed by architect John Byers for the actor Lionel Atwill. The problem: Previous owners made additions that spoiled its simplicity. With help from a team of designers, the Schiffs have finished remodeling, redecorating and relandscaping the property in a way that's functional, fitting to their taste yet respectful of the original design. Architect Lewin Wertheimer installed French doors leading from the courtyard up to the living room, brightening the interior while greatly improving the appearance of the house from the outside.



    Before the recently completed renovation, the house had a hodgepodge of entryways and a New England-style bay window that stuck out like a sore thumb



    The facade is cleaner and less confused. An elevated concrete terrace punctuated with upright posts looks contemporary but also echoes the original hacienda columns on the front porch of the house. The pool was shortened into a standard rectangle, freeing up more space for seating. That's homeowner Lucinda Schiff walking around the new spa, trailed by her Havanese terrier, Castro.














    Back to the hacienda: a 1920s home revived for a new century - latimes.com

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    love the house itself and the covered porch/verandah is fantastic and they have some great pieces but they ruin them with some really ugly old lady ones.
    i'll take the husband though.
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    I thoroughly despise the dining room decor:

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    Most of it I absolutely love. Some of it looks too modern and out of place, imo.

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    I love that doggy, the bathtub, That kitchen, the way the windows look out at the pool. Really looks lived in.
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    Overall I like it and it looks good. Has a nice vibe to it.

    And I agree with Sput-I would take the husband too.

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    Love this - with the exception of the meat cleaver decor in the dining room. Looks homey. Would love to have that spacious kitchen - tile backsplash, hardwood floors, large island and a skylight.
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    i love the yard with the concrete squares with the grass growing around it. i will have that in my yard at some point.

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    I love it all except what I can see of the bathroom. That tub looks like something you'd drain a corpse in. Ugh.

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    I love it, except for the Dexter dining room.

    Anybody else HATE seeing the cord hanging from the lamp? That shit makes me CRAZY.

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    Love the house, the dog, the kitchen, the bathtub, the pool. Would replace
    most of the furniture.
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    I also like the tile in the hallway. A really liveable place.
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