Within the heart of the Century City skyline, lies a quiet 1920’s French Tudor home, exuding character and charm, just blocks from the downtown bustling of corporate executives and business professionals. It’s owners, a British father and his Canadian wife with two young children, desired a sanctuary, a place to call home in between business trips and vacations abroad, creating comfort and solace and a harmonious integration with the architecture and beauty of their home and landscape. Before embarking on a complete renovation, they called on renowned Interior Designer Ryan Brown. Over two years, together with landscape architect Michael Brandon, the team provided the couple’s Los Angeles residence, a perfectly balanced transformation.

Brown Residence, Location: Los Angeles, CA, Interior Design: Ryan Brown, Landscape Design: Michael Brandon, Photography: Lawrence Anderson

Conceiving a glorious integration of interior and exterior space and to engage a private garden view from the inside, Michael and Ryan collaborated on appropriately scaled furniture, plantings, light fixtures, and outdoor carpeting, for the couple’s master bedroom terrace. A copper soaking tub, day bed and lounge chairs by West Elm, lanterns and lighting by Restoration Hardware, outdoor fireplace and West Elm carpets, provide the perfect extension of the bedroom retreat. During the day, sunshine pours in through double french doors, while Michael’s signature outdoor landscape seamlessly extends the living spaces outside. To create the lush planters, Michael planted a silvery grove of Pittosporum Silver Sheen, Little Ollie, and Creeping Roses to provide the perfect balance of texture and form. Shaded by a fabric awning balanced from a wood pergola and hidden from the neighbors by custom slatted screening, the terrace provides the perfect opportunity to unwind and catch a break before jetting off to their next destination.

Downstairs, Michael and Ryan collaborated to create the perfect place to entertain, with an outdoor dining area complete with custom teak outdoor kitchen and BBQ, pottery by Artelier Vierkant, lush plantings and perennials such as Chocolate Cosmos, Rudbeckia, Magnolia, Boxwoods, and Bacopa, and custom curtains and lighting. The aesthetic grows more comfortable as time passes and the couples travels bring forth new collectibles. A place where they can be together and relax before their next venture, this is their home.

Brown Residence, Location: Los Angeles, CA, Ryan Brown & Michael Brandon. Photography: Lawrence Anderson
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