by Hadani Ditmars
Wallpaper, Dec 24, 2015
(Image: Architect Bruno Freschi has updated his seminal modernist masterpiece, The Staples House. Pictured left: Freschi’s changes include transforming upper level balconies into rooms. Right: As well as removing a pond at the front of the house. Courtesy of wallpaper, photo by Kenneth Dyck)
It’s not every day that architects get to renovate their own designs. The clash of the creator’s original vision with that of often well-meaning new owners is all too frequent as buildings age and change hands.
So for septuagenarian Bruno Freschi, updating his 1966 West Coast modernist classic, the Staples House, for its new owners was a unique opportunity not to be missed. Read more…