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    Taalman Koch Architecture guides a Los Feliz couple through a remodel that preserves the house's Midcentury lines but infuses the spaces with warmth, emotion and personal connections. The vision: California Midcentury meets Latin American modern.


    Filmmaker and KCET producer Juan Devis and artist Laura Purdy worked with architects Linda Taalman, Alan Koch and Rebecca Rudolph to update their 2,000-square-foot home, shown here from the back. The goal wasn't to add space but, rather, to make the space more practical and personal. Behind the house, the patio was extended to provide more outdoor living space, and wood rounds cut from a diseased eucalyptus tree were set in gravel.




















    California Midcentury meets Latin American modern - latimes.com

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    one of the worst decorated houses yet. WTF is up with those colors and wallpaper??
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    i love it minus the coloured walls.
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    I like the natural light but the inside needs to be gutted and redone. Ick.
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    Looks like a giant box of Crayolas blew up.
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    Are those corduroy walls? They look like ass.
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    I LOVE these types of houses, just not with that latin shit in it. Omg. Want.
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    I really like the sliced stump set in the gravel, I'm forwarding this idea to everyone that still has stumps they use as outdoor tables from Hurricane Ike. Seriously, you would think my mother was throwing a rustic themed party for forty the number of these stumps she has as "tables" on her patio because she wants to do something with them but just doesn't quite know what.

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    I actually like it, and I don't usually like stuff from this era. They have taken a particular style and really personalized it. It doesn't just look like anyone could live there.

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    I like the color in the house, not necessarily how its been executed, but its so much better than the bland-all-white stuff thats an over-used trend.
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    the technicolour walls are obviously a reference to the brightly coloured, ultra-modern, minimalist houses of luis barragán. and i love them in barragán's houses and buildings but those houses are huge, have tons of outdoor space and are drenched in sunshine.



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    There is a lot to love about this house. It looks like a box of crayons exploded in there though. Great bones ...poorly decorated.

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    It's reminiscent of the Surreal Life house from a few years back.

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