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Anais Nin’s Hideaway

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The Los Angeles residence in Silver Lake where Anais Nin and violist Rupert Pole lived. (Les Nakashima and Chris Tschoegl)
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MUSINGS: “It had the vista of a Japanese screen, all sky, mountains, lake, as if one lived out of doors,” wrote Anaïs Nin of the Silver Lake home she shared with Rupert Pole. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
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Eric Lloyd Wright, designed the house, his first, in 1962 for his brother Rupert Pole and Rupert’s wife. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
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While transcribing her diaries at her desk, Nin would pause to look out at the trees. (Les Nakashima and Chris Tschoegl)
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NESTING: The home has only one bedroom, which opens into the living room where concerts and masquerade parties were frequently held. The bench-style couch with blue cushions was designed by Eric Lloyd Wright. (Les Nakashima and Chris Tschoegl)
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Walking the backyard in late August, Wright saw the hammock where Nin swayed. The patio chairs that held her and Pole on long afternoons. The pool steps where they liked to sit even in the rain. In Wright’s eyes, everything in this nest is still in place. “Nothing has really changed here,” Wright says. (Les Nakashima and Chris Tschoegl)
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‘LITTLE BIRD’: Nin was heavily involved in her home’s design, says architect Eric Lloyd Wright. (file photo)
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