Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Architect Lewin Wertheimer and Designer Victoria Hagan


Quite a team! Architect Lewin Wertheimer recently renovated one of the original Brentwood estates which had been built during the 20's and 30's. He gutted the entire house and reconfigured much of the floor plan. The Pool House was also part of the project. Victoria Hagan was brought on board for the interiors, and the partnership seems to be pretty perfect. Mr. Werthheimer has his studio in Venice, California and his work ranges from bungalows on the Venice Beach canals to Spanish Colonial, Cape Cod, and Greek Revival. 

I quite like the architectural details like the high wainscotting, the staircase wall paneling and the dark oak floors. The kitchen is a classic, and the Pietra Cardosa counters are beautiful.

I understand that these photos are before a very important contemporary American photography collection was brought in by the owners. I think that bit of personalization is all this home needs. Victoria Hagan has provided a beautiful backdrop with the cream and ivory tones punctuated by the charcoal curtains, leather chairs and moody historic portraiture. Clean, tailored traditional.....nicely done! Reminds me a little of the Something's Gotta Give house a little bit!

Hope you enjoy.












 Hop on over the Lewin Wertheimer's website HERE to see more of his beautiful work.
(One of his more recent homes, a Shingle Style home that looks like it was transported from the Hamptons straight to the hills of Malibu in Luxe magazine HERE.)

11 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Gorgeous!
A bit of New England come to the West coast.

Maison de lin said...

This is just perfect! I love it...

Greetings
Jérôme

design traveller said...

This wooden table is gorgeous!

The enchanted home said...

So much to love, I literally love each and every room...so handsome, elegant, uncluttered and fresh!

bainbridge blues said...

Great post! We are long-time admirers of Victoria Hagan! Took some time to check out Lewin's blog and pictures … just wonderful!

Renae Moore said...

Very simple!
Katie...I hope you had a great summer...your daughter back at school?
xx

mary said...

I have always like Victoria Hagan's work...that said: although the house is lovely and the antiques pieces, good--it needs a whole lot of energy. I guess that the new art collection would make it sing. Mary

under spanish moss said...

Lewin's work is beautiful. The spaces have such an elegance and timeless appeal!
Angela and Renee

Nuha said...

oh my god...this home....incredible! gorgeous! i would love to live there. and that pool, ahhhhh!

Interior Designer London said...

This is exceptionally well. I love all the designs. Great Work!

CJ/Rick said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!