Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Glimpse at the WAF 2015 Shortlist :: Completed Buildings :: Health

Lady Cilento Children's Hospital :: Brisbane, Australia :: Lyons
This week, as we continue our series focusing on the World Architecture Festival's 2015 Shortlist, we look at selections from the Health category.
Centre Public Hospitalier Bretagne Atlantique :: Vannes, France :: Atelier Arcau

Maggie's Centre :: Oxford, UK :: Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Zuzu Pitts Estate, 1936 :: Paul Williams, Architect

Classic, traditional, gated, Paul Williams Estate of approximately 10,000 sf on a private, hedged 31,750 sf view lot built in 1936 for Zuzu Pitts. Rare opportunity to own a published, timeless classic that has been tastefully updated with all modern conveniences. Incredible detail and paneling throughout, including a Paul Williams signature winding staircase, slate roof, and 7 fireplaces. Master bedroom has sitting area, fireplace, deck, and views. Five additional bedrooms, three with fireplaces and walk-in closets, and four en suite. Elegant, wood-paneled library, cozy basement with bar, plus a finished third floor with a dressing area and bedroom. Private pool with view, pool house, pool bathroom and sauna. Room to expand the rear pool deck or for an orchard below the pool. Shown by appointment to qualified buyers.

241 N Rockingham Avenue, Brentwood
for sale $12,995,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Simbal :: A Southeast Asian Restaurant in Little Tokyo

Simbal :: Photography by Wonho Frank Lee

Former Top Chef contestant Shawn Pham returns home to Los Angeles with the opening of Simbal, a new Southeast Asian restaurant in the heart of Little Tokyo. On the menu, Chef Pham offers chili jam mussels with tamarind and fried Chinese donut, to a redolent banh mi panzanella salad. Barman Brandyn Tepper creates an appropriate cocktail list infusing Southeast Asian flavors, plus fortified wines, craft beers, and fermented spirits. Here’s a peek inside.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Forma :: Santa Monica's Newest Italian Restaurant and Cheese Bar

Forma :: Photography by Wonho Frank Lee
Forma, the product of chef Piero Topputo, GM Mario Sabatini and Robert Donnell, is a contemporary Italian restaurant and cheese bar on Santa Monica's ritzy Montana Avenue strip. The space features an airy modern take on the Italian trattoria, with a sleek L-shaped marble bar. The menu highlights California ingredients into Italian fare - from grilled octopus with lentils to fresh tagliolini past with heirloom mushrooms. The cheese features risottos and special pastas that are finished inside a wheel of cheese. Here's a peek inside.

Monday, August 3, 2015

An Architectural View of the Huntington Library by Henry E. Huntington

Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
A private, non-profit institution, the Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington - an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. From its distinguished art collections to the 120 acres of botanical gardens, today we explore San Marino's hidden oasis. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Inman Nominates deasy/penner&partners for 2015's Most Innovative Real Estate Company

Each year, Inman scans the universe of real estate companies, technology firms, individual innovators, successful agents, forward-thinking brokers, risk-takers and entrepreneurs. For this year’s candidates for the Inman Innovator awards, they chose 66 companies and individuals in six categories who are trying to change the industry.

The final winners will be announced at the Inman Connect conference at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on Thursday, August 6 at 5 p.m.

The categories are:

  • Most innovative real estate company
  • Most innovative technology company
  • Most innovative technology
  • Most innovative marketing strategy, service or technology
  • Most innovative agent/broker
  • Most innovative association or MLS

To see the full list of categories and candidates, visit Inman

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

1930's Laurel Canyon :: Theadora Van Runkle Estate

Hidden up a long gated drive lies this enchanted creative sanctuary, situated on nearly half an acre. Past the garden gate, you are transported to another time. “Pebble Court” was the home and studio of ageless artist in residence Theadora Van Runkle. Best known as an award winning costume designer, Theadora created the iconic wardrobes for Bonnie and Clyde, The Godfather II, Myra Breckinridge and countless other notable films. She was an intensely and innately gifted painter, with the soul of an artist. Her home was her life long passion, her haven and her inspiration.

Enter through rows of rose covered arches and you are transported to Laurel Canyon circa 1967 - The Summer of Love. Joni, Morrison, Zappa and Lennon - They were all here and their imprint is palpable. The home was a gathering place for luminaries of art, literature and music. The spirit of every artist that ever passed through remains.

In the garden - Vintage statuary, oversized grecian urns, sculpted free standing pillars with griffins keeping watch. Full sized wooden cherubs lounge on chairs, acting as sentinels to greet friends. 

The main house, a 1930’s cottage is as if dipped in white - ethereal and eternal. Chandeliers, floating prisms of light, dangle from rafters like sparkling kaleidoscopes. Artists studio resides at the bottom of a 30 foot barrel wine cask. Separate whitewashed casita was a gathering place for weekly salons and portraiture sketching, attended by like minded artists and forward thinkers. 

Incapable of description, this home is an homage to the essence of the artist who resided here and a true reflection of her eternal spirit.

As Theadora said “This home is my greatest work of art…..”
Offered for the first time and only time in a lifetime.

Van Runkle Estate, Laurel Canyon
for sale- $1,880,500
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000

Presented by Margot Tempereau and Tori Horowitz :: deasy/penner&partners

A Glimpse at the WAF 2015 Shortlist :: Completed Buildings :: Display

Brazilian Pavilion :: Expo Milan 2015 :: Milan, Italy :: Studio Arthur Casas
Today, we continue our series focusing on the World Architecture Festival's 2015 Shortlist, specifically selections from the Display category. 

DECK :: Prinsep Street, Singapore :: LAUD Architects

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Centre :: Christchurch, New Zealand :: Patterson Associates

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