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    Default A medieval-meets-modern house in the hills outside L.A.


    Ask John Howley about his preference in architecture and he answers: "I like Romanesque." Ask his wife, Linnea Mielcarek, and she responds: "I prefer the raw, industrial look." How can a couple reconcile such wildly divergent aesthetics and end up with a house they both love? They enlisted Janice Shimizu and Joshua Coggeshall of Shimizu + Coggeshall Architects, who created a hillside retreat that merged medieval and Midcentury traditions










    A medieval-meets-modern house in the hills outside L.A. - latimes.com

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    Where's the medieval part?
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    Hideous exterior, hate it inside too except for the giant Jenga thing in the 5th photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tati View Post
    Where's the medieval part?
    That's what I thought. Not even a moat?
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    No moat. No round table for the knights. ???
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    its all horrible. The insides are so unfriendly, so sterile looking.
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    So basically the wife had what she wanted built & totally fucked over the hubby's romaneque bit?
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    Boring.

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    What a disappointment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    So basically the wife had what she wanted built & totally fucked over the hubby's romaneque bit?
    That's what I'm thinking. I guess she considers that wood table by the white chairs medieval. And possibly that painting in the same room, sort of.
    This is terribly unfair,of course. They may have a dungeon.
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    From some angles, it looks like a municipal building or an elementary school that would be built in SoCal. Hideous.


    And I was wondering where the moat or the round table was myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    That's what I'm thinking. I guess she considers that wood table by the white chairs medieval. And possibly that painting in the same room, sort of.
    This is terribly unfair,of course. They may have a dungeon.
    There are a couple of bits of wood but (the majority of) it looks like pressed ply not even solid wood (IMO).
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    Dreadful! Sounded promising and cool from the title.

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    It's so ugly and cement-blocky on the outside, like a government building (school/prison) as someone said upthread. And it does look like cheap plywood throughout.

    Cinderblock+plywood was someone's idea of a dream house? Oookay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tati View Post
    Where's the medieval part?
    awww that reminds me, there was a castle in malibu up on a hill overlooking the ocean and the pacific coast highway that my now deceased grandma would always point out to us on the way up to her house away from l.a.

    it fucking burned down though!

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