When Amy Lippman and Rodman Flender bought the house, it was a dark and somber space with kitchsy porthole windows and a bad stucco job. But it was also 200 steps from a pristine stretch of Carpinteria State Beach.
Working with Allen, the homeowners remodeled in two phases over four years. Today it stands as a modern California retreat for family and friends.That’s Flender, above, in a museum-white space lined with thrift store paintings. The house in Lippman’s “before” photo, above right, contrasts with the house today, right. Below: Haskell’s room has bunk beds that are a play on train sleeper compartments.
— Lisa Boone
Photo credits: Mariah Tauger/Los Angeles Times