As one of the first employees of Landry Design Group, Dean Larkin’s background in classic design and architecture is extensive. From Italian to English, Spanish to Neo-classical Larkin has done it all.
Larkin kids, “If you cut me open, I’m an architect all the way through,” and his love of architecturally significant classical design is reflected in the select projects he takes on. Such as the restoration of a Paul William designed home in Bel Air. The project on Nimes Rd, known as Lionsgate, was a Mediterranean when Larkin was brought on. However, with careful research the original Paul Williams design was uncovered and expanded upon.
Keeping true to the tenets of classical design is not an absolute. Larkin’s homes are bright with daylight and have an emphasis on outdoor living that features prominently in his contemporary projects.
“I am an architects’ architect,” Larkin quips, “I love good architecture no matter what period or time it is from.”
It is these architectural rules that are still applied today in a variety of forms and to a range of structures. From the United States Capitol to your local pizza parlor elements of Classical Architecture abound. The incorporation of Classical Architectural elements into a contemporary residential design can be successfully accomplished when the architect is both knowledgeable and skillful in their use and execution.
Should a client desire a home that references these elements, Dean Larkin Design has both the knowledge, the skill, and the experience to merge the Classical with contemporary design and convenience.