Working with what has come before Us is
a challenge we gladly accept.

Adding to a home in a way that respects and complements can be a dilemma. Fortunately, we enjoy finding effective solutions for unique problems. First, we work to fully understand the client goals for the endeavor. Second, we carefully study the forms, materials, proportion and details of the existing architecture. Next, we evaluate the effect of the proposed work on the property, light and air, the neighbors and street-scape. Finally, we apply a combination of imagination, research and problem-solving creativity to conceive of a home that is more beautiful and useful than ever before.

hightree

A glass roof, steel beams and rough-hewed trusses make for a bold and dramatic transformation in this 50’s ranch house.

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SAN REMO

A return to scale and proper proportion was the prescription for this renovation. Returning clients and familiar collaborators made for a sweet recovery.

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DOHENY PENTHOUSE

This penthouse pad for a TV writer called for interior design as well as architecture.  For the TBL Team, it was a return to form - except for the robots. 

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STRAND

A beachfront makeover that afforded us yet another collaboration with designer Peter Dunham. The result was an open, inviting, light-filled haven.

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AVENUE OF THE STARS

This warm, contemporary Century City penthouse was efficiently designed to make the most of its limited square footage and limitless view.

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SORRENTO

Working with repeat clients this project was truly a delight.  Not only was this our third project together, it was the second time we had worked on this house.

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LARMAR

This view house in the Hollywood Hills got more than just a facelift. A home designed for entertaining with a bar, wine cellar and chef's kitchen.

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EVANSTON

The reinvention of this 1980s spec house married the home’s existing grace with contemporary materials, technology, and innovation. 

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5TH HELENA

This thoughtful renovation and addition to a Spanish Colonial in Brentwood added two new wings and an updated feel to a 1930s home. 

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Green Valley

The renovation and expansion of a mid-century post and beam residence nods to its roots in Japanese design with its clean,  lines, open flow and warm materials.

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3rd helena

Taking on an unconventional design request, our clients asked us to create a mashup of Traditional New England style with an Industrial New York loft. 

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Spoleto

The primary goal of the renovation of this Pacific Palisades residence was to capture the breathtaking views and to channel an East Coast vibe. 

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