Screaming Egg Designs

 

Santa Monica Cottage

The Forbidden City

Located in Santa Monica, this was a post-war triplex consisting of three, free standing cottages. Razing the structures and rebuilding from the ground up, we used a small, Chinese village as our inspiration because we wanted to build a community, not just design apartments. We achieved our goal of creating indoor/outdoor living spaces which take advantage of Southern California’s inviting climate and allow tenants to share a common space while also giving them complete privacy.

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Park Hill

Pillow Talk

We fell in love with this Westchester house and made an offer twenty minutes after stepping through the front door. Designed and built by an engineer for himself, this early 60's gem had been preserved with shag carpeting and benign neglect. A swinging bachelor pad arranged around a wet bar, we affectionately called it the Doris Day-Rock Hudson house.   

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Bay

Venice Tea Garden

This restored 1911 Craftsman with hand hammered brass hardware, fir paneled rooms and a clinker brick fireplace was built at the end of the original Arts and Crafts movement which had traveled to California from the British Isles. In order to accentuate the far East origins of the bungalow style, we built an open-air tea house that combined elements of Buddhist temples with a European chandelier and floating French doors to gather the colonial era's multi-cultural influences.   

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23rd

High El Torito

Architecture tells a story and if it's repeated enough people confuse it with history. Such is the case with California's Spanish architectural heritage which is actually a blending of Andalusian, Italianate and Mediterranean styles promoted by real estate developers in the 1920's and 30's. Here we took a simple stucco house, boosted the Moorish details and added a fountained courtyard so that the focal point of the house is its center rather than the plain façade. Ironically referencing the cobbled colonial past, our cadre playfully call this style "High El Torito."  

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16 Park

Venice Beach Cabana

Originally built for his son, this beach retreat embodies Venice Beach developer Abbot Kinney's eclectic and democratic aesthetic. Part Craftsman, part Victorian and part gingerbread cottage, this was one of the most unique, original houses in Venice. Striving to preserve and expand on the funky Dogtown vibe resulted in a breezy, candy striped, bungalow-cabana that refuses to be placed in time and provides an antidote to the minimalist, industrial lofts that have swept the seaside surf town.   

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