Take the L.A. Idea House’s Home and Garden Tour

August 8, 2014 | By | Comments (1)

photography by Thomas J. Story

If you’re still biding your time, waiting to purchase your L.A. Idea House tickets for the perfect time, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for.

On Saturday, August 16, our awesome abode will be part of the Modern Home Tours, where you’ll get to visit five other properties in Los Angeles. Tickets are $60, but this includes a wine-and-cheese reception at the Idea House, along with a fun meet-and-greet session. The designers of our Manhattan Beach home, DISC Interiors, will be giving a private tour of their handiwork.

To buy tickets, go here.

The Idea House is open from August 1 through September 7.


  1. marshginsberg

    It’s very clear that a great deal of work and many hours were spent during the entire production of the LA Idea House. I believe that architecture reflects who we are as human beings, our environment, the way we live, what is important to us. It helps us frame our lives and how we relate to our past, present and future. Having grown up in a house designed by my father and a close friend who studied FLW, it gave me a unique perspective on the world.

    I was looking for the use of solar in the LA House and did not see any. Perhaps, I missed a mention in the words supporting the photographs. I thought the staircase detail was reminiscent of a bygone era, very LA. Some of the rooms reminded me of apartments in NYC. Oveall, it left me feeling cold and remembered how much I enjoyed the Montana house, the LEEDS house in Mill Valley and even the rebuilt house (Kornbluth, I think) in the August issue. I should also mention the Breeze house in Healdsburg.

    I’ll refrain from commenting on artistic decisions and choices for lighting fixtures, ceramics, etc. Art is subjective. The rooms in the Breeze and the Montana houses seemed to have some continuity which I thought was missing here. But perhaps, this particularl attempt in architecture and design is not my cup of tea. Perhaps, I am missing something on my first and second look. The great thing about art is that you can always go back and look at it again unless your name is Andy and your art work melts with the Spring.

    I look forward to next year’s Idea House.

    Marsh Aron Ginsberg

    August 27, 2014 at 9:39 pm

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