Hide Out

Artist James Jean lives and works in a modern house with history. The Hide Out, in the Little Osaka district of Los Angeles, was designed by Frank Gehry in the 1970s, but the clients, art collector Edwin Janss Jr and his wife, radically altered his plans. The house became a private gallery, guest house and entertaining space. Just a handful of Gehry’s original ideas made it through, including a vast skylight illuminating the ground floor. For Jean, who was looking for a new home after an extended period in Japan and Asia, this context was not only intriguing but also offered relative freedom for him and his architect, Dan Brunn, to adapt and tailor the Hide Out.  (Photos © Richard Powers)

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