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Updating a grand Spanish home

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Mt. Washington is quickly becoming one of my regular haunts. I guess it just goes to show how many have moved further east from Silver Lake. I can't blame them. This bucolic neighborhood high above Los Angeles almost doesn't feel like the city. 

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Rene Lynch
Published: 30 Sept 2016, Los Angeles Times

The designer of the Mt. Washington home updated the kitchen space by adding stainless steel appliances and other touches. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

When husband and wife Peter Luttrell and Stephanie White moved into their home atop Mt. Washington, they had a challenge Angelenos often face: How do you marry old Spanish-style architecture with a modern lifestyle and furnishings?

To help them find a solution, they turned to interior designer Deirdre Doherty. Luttrell, the founder of an Internet marketing start-up, and White, a family physician, had already seen her effortlessly meld old and new in a friend’s home in Los Feliz.

“She just has this impeccable ability to balance old California Spanish with modern without making it feel old,” Luttrell said. [read more]


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