The house attracted Andrew and Katherine for its “romance of 1920s Los Angeles,” says
Katherine, with Mediterranean details, the enchanting great room, and a lush outdoor space
with a terrace built around a hundred-year-old avocado tree. They lightened the interiors by
whitewashing the walls and opening up the kitchen. “With the dark wood ceilings, there’s a
dark heaviness, and we wanted to counteract that in our choices,” says Andrew.
Working from home has always been a family affair, as Andrew often practices and writes at
home, and Katherine converted the dining room into her atelier for designing exquisitely
tailored clothes for her Avion label. When they moved in eight years ago, she had an ebonized
barn door made to allow her to close off the space for her work. “I’ve always felt like I get the
most work done from home,” she says.