My Dream House: Modern Farmhouse in the Middle of L.A.

This home feels completely unexpected within its urban surroundings. The property includes three structures on two acres, with a garden and a stable that can house as many as 12 horses. The designer, Jefferey Alan Marks, was asked to “Make a house in the middle of L.A. look like a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere”. It was also important to them that all the building materials be rustic. So, began a journey that led to Chicago, where bricks were purchased to make up the floors of the pantry, laundry room, and wine rooms. Then to Austin, Texas, where Marks found reclaimed wood and metal siding from old barns. Corrugated metal makes up most of the ceilings, the floors are polished concrete and the string lights in several of the outdoor sitting areas are kept up year round. This is by far one of my favorite houses!

Thank you Elle Decor/Jeffrey Alan Marks/architect Howard Backen/William Abranowicz for your photos

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