Belle : 2020-11-23

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SPEED READ » Moving from New York to LA, Australian designer and photograph­er James Houston and his Scottish husband Brian McGrory bought this house in Los Feliz over three years ago. » Amping up the 1920s Spanish colonial style with touches of Morocco, the pair renovated to suit an indoor/outdoor lifestyle and to accommodat­e newborn daughter Dylan and dog Hannah. » The stucco exterior has been smoothed, the tower roof tiled, a drought-tolerant garden planted, and outdoor dining and pool areas created. » Inside, the ceiling height is now an airy 5.5 metres with the kitchen given a pitched roof and white oak beams. » The original terrazzo flooring in the entry was restored and Moroccan floor tiles installed in the kitchen. » James’s photograph­s feature throughout as well as the couple’s art collection and vintage and custom furniture.