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.
When the client first approached us about the project, they had just signed a lease for much larger office space to transition out of their cramped quarters. In conjunction with their own rebrand process, they wanted to carry over a fresh, new feeling into their workspace. The space needed to strike a balance between professional and presentable, while still feeling approachable and fun.
For the Dunleer Residence, the clients had recently purchased a home, which had an outdated kitchen and a dysfunctional floor plan.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.
Frame Denim is a Los Angeles based premium denim and apparel company with a European sensibility. LETTER FOUR partnered with their Swedish architect to create a clean, modern space for Frame’s new retail location in San Francisco. The design included new oak flooring, polished stainless steel, walnut wall panels, glossy lacquer and granite display fixtures.
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.