Wolff House Hedges Place
Architect: John Lautner - 1963
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Legendary architect, John Lautner built this geometrically complex, museum-quality icon with spatial drama yet without sacrificing sanctuary for its occupants. He always stated his primary objective was the continual search to answer basic human needs, emotional as well as physical, in shelter. Kristin Kilmer has always followed this philosophy herself, believing that our outer world is a direct reflection of our inner world. If one’s home environment is in chaos, one cannot live peacefully. The interiors, for her client were designed in the spirit of John Lautner’s paradoxical vision of juxtaposing nature with sharp architectural lines. Kristin incorporated sculptural forms with natural materials such as cork fabric, and reflected the spiral, cantilevered staircase by &lsdquo;up cycling&rsdquo; a vintage, curvilinear sofa with eco-wool and a adding a cantilevered bookcase. The color palette is carefully muted to complement the stone from the San Gabriel Mountains. All artwork was selected from local artists to support and recycle into the local community. Among her favorites is Miguel Osuna's LA freeway painting Despeque above the dining table as it further reinforces this city's paradoxical spirit. Its subtle hues and softness almost fool the eye as if the context was a natural landscape.