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1960s Silver Lake home retains aesthetic of architect Raul Garduno
1960s Silver Lake home retains aesthetic of architect Raul Garduno

In a moment of exasperation, Ileene Bernard told her husband, Herb: "If we don't get this house, it's the last house that I'm going to look at for us." Herb now jokes that he "should have seized that opportunity" to halt their yearlong challenge of house-hunting. He didn't even like the house. "I fell in love with the house, but Herb did not like it," Ileene says. But he gave in, and since 1966 they have not just lived in the house but have been devoted to maintaining the original design by architect Raúl Garduno. The 1,200-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath house in Silver Lake dramatically cantilevers from the hillside. The...

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