Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bestor Architecture

If you've ever been to Intelligentsia in Silverlake and were delighted by the blue & white moroccan tile floor, you already know Barbara Bestor's work.  Or perhaps you've been to Pitfire Pizza in Culver City and marveled at the two-tiered bright red steel pizza ovens. 

Best known for her private residential work in and around Los Angeles, both her residential and commercial projects are inspired by her motto: "Everyone should experience strange beauty everyday." 

Barry Gray and Crystal Heatherly, two of our Partners at deasy/penner&partners, recently sold a "Modern Farmhouse" in Silverlake designed by Bestor.  The pitched roofline and cement board siding evoke an east coast farmhouse, but simple interior volumes, sustainable materials & industrial materials are classic California modern.

Modern Farmhouse - 2300 Baxter Street, Los Angeles, CA. - SOLD
photos by Jim Simmons

For photographer Dewey Nicks and his family, Bestor designed a casual, kid-friendly beach house. You can see more photos HERE at Martha Stewart Living.

photos by Matthew Hranek

Bestor's "Floating Bungalow" in Venice is a "modernist contemplation on (and reinterpretation of) the working-class bungalows that have long defined the area.  The house appears dreamlike, an abstracted bungalow dipped in white and lifted in the air.."

Read more about the Floating Bungalow at HERE.
photos via Bestor Architecture

Barbara Bestor's, Bohemian Modern: Living in Silverlake can be purchased HERE

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