Little Holmby Retreat

Remodel and Addition
Los Angeles, California

This project updated an existing guesthouse into a book-collector’s dream. With space for countless volumes, and a place for even the oddest-sized tome, it handily meets the owner’s request for “more space! more space!”

To create a very special and personal space, carpenters with the skills of surgeons created extensive custom casework and many splendid “extras.” The lighting was carefully designed to both showcase the collection and to provide excellent quality of light for reading. 

Included in the design is a custom tile mural by acclaimed local ceramic artist, Joel Otterson. The owner desired something special for the small bathroom, and by working closely with the artist, an engaging, yet functional landscape motif was developed.

Far from a common update, this remodel converted under-utilized space into a bibliophilic retreat. 

Photography copyright Taidgh O’Neill