Residential Design

VOL.5 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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When the new owners of this historic, early Wallace Neff house called SPF:a to discuss a ren- ovation and library addition, Zoltan Pali, FAIA, was only mildly interested. "I had been intimate- ly involved with a Wallace Neff project before," he recalls. "This one was on a property that was once much larger. But I worried that clients who would buy a house like this were probably really into historic architecture." Notwithstanding the name-brand prov- enance, renovations are not always the most exciting projects for architects to undertake. They have to find a way to fall in love with the old building while also tapping into a vision of how to contribute something new. Whether the "something new" aims for iteration or inven- Morgan Phoa Library and Residence LOS FELIZ, LOS ANGELES SPF:ARCHITECTS 52 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 5, 2018 DESIGN LAB INVENTION AND REINVENTION

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