Studio Preveza, together with Evan Braun Design, is responsible for the revival of a beautiful, iconic Wallace Neff house in Hollywood. Old and new were combined in harmony, creating a grand, luxurious result.
Hancock Park is a Los Angeles neighbourhood known for its famous residents and beautiful 1920s houses, many designed by architect Wallace Neff. Each and every one of his impressive homes has an iconic and historic atmosphere. Wallace Neff was THE architect of the stars, and many attribute the 'California style' to him. While never bound to any one style, his work often had Mediterranean influences. This beautiful house that we’re showing you today was made by Wallace Neff, of course, in a French Neoclassical style. It was originally built for Ralph J. Chandler (a nephew of the Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler) and was refurbished on behalf of producer Patrick Moran and his partner. For the design, Neff was inspired by the Pavilion de Louveciennes by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux.
The old glory and history are still tangible in the new design.
Evan Braun Design handled the architectural renovation and Studio Preveza revitalised the interior. The original house radiated grandeur but in a way that was too fussy and over-decorated. The studio, therefore, provided open spaces and minimal decoration, all while keeping the history of the house visible. With a combination of traditional elements such as marble walls, high ceilings, fireplaces, etc. and more modern furniture and detail, a new wind was blown through the house keeping its original luxuriousness in tact. The designers chose furniture and decoration from international brands such as Oluce, Gubi and Ligne Roset in combination with vintage pieces. The old glory and history are still tangible in the new design. A beautiful revival of a historical architectural gem. Courtesy Studio Preveza
Photographer: Sam Frost