Budget-modern: An architect's low-cost Laurel Canyon house
Architect Jon Frishman spent 10 years building his 1,500-square-foot house in Laurel Canyon, planning meticulously to save money and knocking out projects bit by bit. The result: A modern retreat on a relatively modest budget.
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Architect Jon Frishman's home( Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times / April 12, 2012 )
By Jeffrey Head
The rear of John Frishman's house consists of walls of glass looking out onto his deck and city views beyond. The trellis system was Frishman's alternative to large steel beams, which he feared would have encumbered the space and escalated costs. He collaborated with an engineer to develop the system of smaller supports that ultimately provided structural support at a lower price. The floor is slate, inside and out.