Griffin Enright Architects
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GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS: Hollywood Hills Residence modern-living-room


The library is a room within a room -- an effect that is enhanced by a material inversion; the living room has ebony, fired oak floors and a white ceiling, while the stepped up library has a white epoxy resin floor with an ebony oak ceiling.

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January 19, 2014
housegus wrote:
What are the stair/stringer materials made of and where are they from?
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The treads are the plywood wrapped with the flooring material, which is a fumed, micro line, oak. The stringer is 1/2" steel plate.
    Bookmark   January 20, 2014 at 8:06AM
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July 13, 2013
karenbrunedds wrote:
Like the return air vent. Where do you purchase these?
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Its just a standard vent.
    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 7:08AM
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April 10, 2013
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These are the Orange Slice Chairs designed by Pierre Paulin in 1960. They were custom upholstered. I have included an additional image in yellow which has more "pop" to it. Here is more information about these amazing chairs:
    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 4:24PM
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Beautiful piece
    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 5:47AM
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January 26, 2013
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ok got it - called ox chair
    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 2:57PM
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October 11, 2012
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Orange Slice chair by Pierre Paulin.
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 4:28PM
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No she/he asked how much and where she/he can find the chair
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April 27, 2012
stephaniepham53 wrote:
What is the ceiling material-color
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click "more info"..."The library is a room within a room -- an effect that is enhanced by a material inversion; the living room has ebony, fired oak floors and a white ceiling, while the stepped up library has a white epoxy resin floor with an ebony oak ceiling."

I would guess it is oak plywood.
    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 8:21PM
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The ceiling is rift cut oak with an ebony stain.
    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 4:32PM
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April 11, 2012
ccss84 wrote:
What are the floors made of? Have they been painted?
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If it's concrete, how was it finished?
    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 8:46PM
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Yellow Stone Marble & Granite
fired oak floors and a white ceiling, while the stepped up library has a white epoxy resin floor with an ebony oak ceiling.
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February 27, 2012
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Ultra Pure White 1850 by Behr is similar.
    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 11:27AM
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I love the color of paint also. What finish is it? Satin, Flat?
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What is the name of the art piece (piano) and artist name?

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The library (and a guest room on the second floor) is part of a 300-square-foot addition to the floor plan. Its back wall abuts a fairly steep cliff, and "we wanted the library to step into the hill a bit," says Griffin. "It's part of the main house but distinct within the main area — basically a room within a room." To further distinguish the two spaces, the living room has dark wood flooring and a white ceiling, while the library has the exact opposite: a white floor and a dark-stained microlined oak ceiling.
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This home has a wide-open floor plan, but the modern library space is demarcated by a change in elevation and rich dark wood. Using shelves that go only halfway up the walls as well as glossy ivory flooring keeps things light.See the rest of this home
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The side view reveals the unique silhouette, which is curved, deep and beckoning you to come test its comfort.
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9. To define an area. It can be hard distinguishing one space from another within an open floor plan. A black ceiling can do the trick, without the hassle of room dividers or area rugs.

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