The objective of this project was to transform the interior space, particularly the dark kitchen, into a light and inviting space. While the layout stayed relatively the same, every detail was reexamined. Through new finishes and fixtures, the house became a reflection of the client’s tastes, and gave the entire space a cohesive, fresh feel.
What Goes Around Comes Around initially approached us with a concept and needed us to help fully realize it into two different retail spaces. We worked with the owner to source reclaimed fixturing and materials to use throughout the spaces. Using materials such as a former basketball court in the LA space created unique and memorable spaces and finishings.
Coming to LETTER FOUR with just a name and a restaurant concept, L’assiette needed a full scale design concept from logo and branding to a full interior experience. From the French word for plate, L’assiette, the brand identity took hold. Both the logo and the interior needed a modern take on the traditional steak frites bistro.
For the Dunleer Residence, the clients had recently purchased a home, which had an outdated kitchen and a dysfunctional floor plan. We gutted the interior to allow for a completely reworked floor plan, which allowed for all of the same function as before, but with the addition of a powder room. The interior was in a Spanish style in keeping with the history and existing style of the house.
The Earnest Sewn Co. approached us with reclaimed fixtures and some renderings of the space they wanted to create. As an east coast brand, they were looking to bring an east coast vibe to the Malibu Country Mart, to set it apart from the other retailers nearby. We worked with their team to bring the space to life.
Jonathan Adler has become a consistent client of LETTER FOUR’s; we are the west coast Architect. Our projects with Jonathan Adler include an initial remodel of their Melrose Ave. location, and two subsequent expansions, a pop-up shop and new location in Santa Monica Plaza, and a new 7,000sf location in the Westfield Topanga Mall.
Alife, a New York-base streetwear company, made its west coast debut in the multipurpose exhibition space on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. We transformed the exhibit space into the pop-up shop installation, drawing inspiration from the bodegas, museums and galleries of NYC. The merchandise took on an aura typically associated with art, artifact, or commodity. The final product was in collaboration with Alife and ODG, producing the design and executing the construction.
For this project LETTER FOUR worked closely with the homeowners to fully transform the property via complete Design-Build services. The home had last been remodeled in the 50’s, with an awkward second story addition. We added square footage to the first and second floors to improve the exterior massing and provide additional bedrooms. We also fully remodeled the interior and exterior, creating an open floor plan, more comfortable entry and stair, volume ceilings, new powder room, new kitchen, and all new finishes, fixtures, lighting, and building systems.
LETTER FOUR worked directly with the homeowners and their interior designers to create this amazing hillside property. This was a full-scale property renovation which included additional square footage, all new building systems, new finishes, and fixtures throughout, and new beautiful cedar siding on the full exterior.