LIGHT FAN­TAS­TIC

Los Angeles Times - - SATURDAY - BY LISA BOONE

Fea­tur­ing walls of glass, a nat­u­ral stone fa­cade and post-and-beam con­struc­tion, the 1962 Cor­net Res­i­dence, de­signed by pioneering Mod­ernist ar­chi­tects Smith & Wil­liams, looked like an ideal home for Mid­cen­tury Modern fans. ¶ But Jenny Levy wasn’t one of them. ¶ “You could feel the angst,” Levy says of the dis­mal in­te­ri­ors she toured at a 2012 open house. “I did not want this house.” ¶ But there was no deny­ing that it was some­thing of a find — an ar­chi­tec­turally sig­nif­i­cant house with good bones. A look at the trans­for­ma­tion:

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