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A vintage estate redone

At the annual Beverly Hills Garden & Design Showcase opening Friday at the historic Greystone Mansion, visitors will see enough animal prints, arresting artworks and hand-painted wall treatments to make the 55-room, 1928 English Gothic estate feel absolutely contemporary. Nicholas Hertneck of Piper Hertneck Design took on the eclectic home office, the room where original owner Ned Doheny was found slain. A portrait by Johniene Papandreas hangs over a display of ceramic hands. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Jonathan Fong’s guest room is a playful mix that includes an illuminated headboard and a halo of feathers floating over the bed. Linens, lighting, window treatments and accessories from West Elm were purposefully chosen to incorporate affordable elements into the design. Bright green apples resting on shelf boxes painted with clouds give the room a surreal Magritte moment. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Judith Wilson gave the butler’s pantry - the home’s original kitchen, intact since 1928 - an Asian redo with input from Michael Schulson, executive chef of the pan-Asian New York restaurant Buddakan. Wilson refinished dining chairs in Chinese red lacquer and paired them with a Chippendale dining table from the mid-1940s. A finishing touch: a custom fish tank, not visible here. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
John L. Cole’s dramatic dining room is centered underneath a striking glass chandelier from Wired Custom Lighting. A pair of custom folding screens and red coral accents give the traditional room a surprisingly contemporary feel. The checkerboard pattern on the ceiling echoes the rug. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)