An authentically modern house in a land of the faux
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"Southern California is known for its adventurousness, its offbeat ideas and creative industries," Cuff says. "But while people might like the way Walt Disney Concert Hall looks, they don't necessarily want it in their neighborhood. For some reason, contemporary design feels like a stranger in their midst. Any change is inherently threatening."
Hasell says her goal was timeless appeal: "I wanted to build what's appropriate for our climate, our latitude, our expansive way of living that is Californian."
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