Designer Brigette Romanek reimagines a 1925 Spanish colonial home design for the modern age. Originally home to silent film star Priscilla Bonner and husband Emmanuel Woolfan, M.D., the 3,000-square-foot 1925 Spanish colonial house was the scene of a death by suicide. Due to the house’s already sad background, the first thing they did was to trim back all of the overgrown trees and landscape, which immediately opened it up to all of this beautiful natural light. The geometry of the house exudes old Hollywood glamour, the furnishings are modern European with a pop of 1970s rock and roll, and the kitchen design is pure 21st century. Let’s take a look at this abode of modern design!
Much of that vibrant eclecticism is thanks to Belden and Re’s world-class collection of art, which features works by Jeff Koons, David Hockney, Kehinde Wiley, and Lisa Yuskavage, but also the creative spirit of its owners. A custom Fornasetti credenza enlivens vintage furniture in the dining room, and antique-mirror wall panels play off a tessellated floor tile in the master bathroom.
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Despite the elevated aesthetic, the vibe remains that of a family home. The home design is sprinkled with souvenirs from the couple’s travels, and family photos appear throughout.
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