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Escher-GuneWardena’s artful new Glassell Park house

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Erin Wright, director of special projects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and artist Joe Sola set out to build a home in Glassell Park that had the sophistication of a gallery but was still casual and livable. They spent years developing the plan for the hillside site.

“When we first went over there 10 years ago, we had a picnic on the site,” architect Ravi GuneWardena said. “We identified two wonderful, but distinct views — one urban, the other natural. We wanted to highlight this contrast for those inside the house.”

Here, Wright and Sola stand on the top floor of the three-story house.
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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