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A medieval-meets-modern house in the hills outside L.A.
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Topanga home tour
( Joshua White )
Ask John Howley about his preference in architecture and he answers: "I like Romanesque." Ask his wife, Linnea Mielcarek, and she responds: "I prefer the raw, industrial look." How can a couple reconcile such wildly divergent aesthetics and end up with a house they both love? They enlisted Janice Shimizu and Joshua Coggeshall of Shimizu + Coggeshall Architects, who created a hillside retreat that merged medieval and Midcentury traditions. Join the tour....
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Tradewind at 6:41 PM February 15, 2011
Its minimalist, snobs.
craigbhill at 8:43 AM February 15, 2011
Raw and industrial i see, but Romanesque?!  Ou?  The medieval requires style.  Is there a moat they didn't photograph?
ArthurMarriott at 12:26 PM February 14, 2011
The interior of this house is certainly inviting, and the downhill aspect has pretty decent "mid-century" eye appeal.  Evidently the design had to be budget-conscious, but if it's "below the crest" of the hill I'd hate to be a homeowner on top looking down at it.  The back side is butt ugly.
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