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.
Crestway Drive, in the historic Los Angeles neighborhood of View Park, was a Mid-Century Modern gem in need of some polishing. At 4080 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, the homeowners did not need additional square footage, but certain refinements were in order. We took what was previously a small, dark kitchen and butler’s pantry and completely reconfigured, while also adding skylights to create an open, functional, light-filled space. We also opened the dining room to the kitchen and living room to create one very large great room with a view to the pool and grounds below. The downstairs entertaining area is set up perfectly for indoor-outdoor entertaining, with new slide-fold doors out to the newly updated pool, patio, and landscaping. We updated all bathrooms, and at the master bath, we switched the location of the closet and bathroom to bring in natural light and view to the back yard from the master tub. Updates by Letter Four include architecture, and full interior design, including furnishings, fixtures, and accessories, as well as full design-build services.
In building our Culver City office we wanted to keep it fun, affordable, sustainable, and unique, with a design aesthetic that speaks to our office ethos. We re-purposed OSB office barn doors from our downtown office to create open desks, adding our stamp to what is otherwise a ubiquitous building product. We installed a jute rope wall as way to define and separate the main space, while accentuating the room’s height. Using interesting pendant lighting and splashes of color throughout, our office feels vibrant and warm, with a mixed palette of materials, textures, and graphics.
Our mission for this second story addition and full remodel was to convert a small standard bungalow into beach cottage with ample room for a growing family. We opened up the floor plan, with a clear view from the front entry through to the back yard and introduced more natural light throughout. This craftsman style home includes built-ins and custom millwork to be consistent with the style of the home and to maximize storage. Vaulted ceilings in the dining room and master bedroom help to make those rooms feel especially spacious and the soothing color palette speaks to the home’s proximity to the beach.
In moving to a new space and undertaking a re-branding, XO | Cross Over Fitness was looking to present a clean, high energy aesthetic for their new fitness studio. We accomplished this with a stark color palette of black, white, and grey, natural wood, and with color introduced through lighting and graphics. Three-dimensional wall panels with color-changing LED lights add the ability to customize the space and the mood of the class.
Keeping in mind Canvas’s mission: An environment where “art lives on and off the wall” we strove for a seamless integration between art and product. During the development of the store concept, CANVAS asked us to create a brand identity that translated across web, print, and signage. Through carefully curated photography and clean design lines inside as well as in the logo, we synthesized a brand that represents them across all media.