Like a nature preserve off busy Laurel Canyon
The traffic out front can be terrible and the stream in back posed even more problems. What architects crafted here represents an L.A. coup: beauty, peace and privacy on the toughest of city lots.
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Corrine Glass' Studio City home( Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times / July 16, 2013 )
Cars rush past the front of the house, making the peace created inside by the architects all the more remarkable. As Southern California grows more dense and as architects and urban planners are forced to redefine what's "livable," this house stands as an unlikely success: a measure of calm and solitude in an increasingly frenetic and crowded city.
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