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She Likes the Design, Not Neighborhood Impact

Thank you for the wonderful article on Steven Ehrlich’s home in Venice (“Casual by Design,” by Barbara Thornburg, Holiday Entertaining Issue, Nov. 7). I live just down the street from Ehrlich’s home. I think the house is wonderful, and I love the use of new materials, design elements and architectural interest.

But since he built his towering edifice to modern architecture in the middle of our neighborhood of single-story California bungalows, we have been subjected to several film shoots or large-scale fundraising events, disrupting our lives and taking away what limited parking we have. So it was hard for me to celebrate as you did, feeling that he’s caused some harm.

Marta Evry

Venice

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