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Robert Wise’s Former Century City Condo

Often a project is special for sentimental reasons. One such project for Dean Larkin was this Century City Condo project. Dean relates a story about his initial interview with the condo owner, Ale…

Diving Into Light-Filled Modern Architectural Design

The way in which light is incorporated into architectural design can generate a different ambiance, create a sense of comfort, and even evoke emotion. Light is a critical component of any architec…

9233 Swallow Drive Project

The design project for the home at 9233 Swallow Drive, in Hollywood Hills’ Bird Streets, was the second collaboration between Dean Larkin and Bradley Bayou. The project was another favorite of Dea…

What is Contemporary Architecture Design?

Contemporary Architecture Design is not a style, such as Baroque or Victorian or Ranch or even Modern, but rather a catchall description for the work being done by architects of the 21st century. …

Macapa Drive’s “Flying Wing”

Macapa Drive’s “Flying Wing” House Macapa Drive’s “Flying Wing,” as the home on 7000 Macapa Drive in Los Angeles is known, is one of the personal favorite projects for architect Dean Larkin of D…

Kitchen Surfacing Trends

Jamie Gold has done it again with an insightful projection of kitchen surfacing trends drawing on architects and home centers across the country. She examines trends for floors, walls, countertop…

616 NIMES Road Project – Lionsgate

The home at 616 Nimes Road in Los Angeles, California is one of Dean Larkin’s personal favorite renovations as an architect, even though the vibe is outside of the contemporary that he often works…

Post Pandemic Architectural Trends

Being faced with the COVID-19 reality of your residence brings into relief what’s good, what works and what’s enjoyable; and what’s not-so-good, what doesn’t work and what may even be downright im…

Discover Contemporary Homes in So Cal and the Bird Streets of LA

Contemporary Homes In So Cal You would think that in Los Angeles, during a Pandemic, the buying, selling, renting, building and tearing down of contemporary homes in So Cal would slow down. But in…