Credits: photographs by Gray Crawford, styling by Carlos Mota
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The Goin-Lentz 1932 cottage is only 1,200 square feet, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in character: The house has exposed beams and a leafy, quiet, terraced backyard accessed now through French doors (which replaced tacky sliding doors). In the front grows a fortress of greenery, including white roses, sea lavender, salvia, and purple bougainvillea vines, to help shield its residents from the city's clang and clamor.
For the living room, Jeffrey suggested slate blue wingback armchairs, the kind a person might associate with a parent's house. But Jeffrey made the chairs current by upholstering them in linen and crafting the welting out of a chunky braid he describes as "punchy and weird." He also designed a zinc-topped wood console/bar specifically so David could finally get his stereo equipment off the floor.