Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times
February 4, 2013
The living room is furnished in a sophisticated mix of vintage and contemporary pieces: A white-lacquered Art Deco side table sits next to a minimalist Italian sofa. A wooden-topped factory stool flanks a Danish armchair covered in a bold floral. Matching high-backed chairs sit across from an embossed leather ottoman on casters. Above it is Jonathan Adler's three-tier Ventana chandelier. On the small wall to the right of the bay window, another Brown touch: wooden paddles from European bakeries hung as art.
"It's not an authentic period house like you'd find in Hancock Park or Pasadena. It's an L.A. special," Brown says, "a little bit of everything architecturally." Brown painted the window frames in non-traditional black, which give them architectural presence. "It's beautiful in the day," he says, "and at night it enhances the views."
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