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Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Real estate; Housing; Interior design; Landscaping
Author: Mitchell, Sean
Date: Apr 28, 2005
Start Page: F.1
Section: Home; Part F; Features Desk
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no caption; PHOTOGRAPHER: Robert Gauthier Los Angeles Times; THINKING SMALL "Sometimes it's more liberating to live with constraints than too many options," says Sasha Tarnopolsky, with husband John Jennings and daughter Josephine in the entrance to their 1,100-square-foot Mar Vista home. The couple lived in a studio behind the main house for two years while they remodeled.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Beatrice de Gea Los Angeles Times; no caption; PHOTOGRAPHER: Genaro Molina Los Angeles Times; REDONDO BEACH BUNGALOW Jack and Meredith Chapman, above, live with two dogs in a house built in 1931 that they've expanded to 2,400 square feet. Their best use of space since moving in 14 years ago: turning the attic, top, into an office. They also added a master bedroom on the first floor. Do they yearn for space? "No, not an inch more," Jack says.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Ken Hively Los Angeles Times; LAFAYETTE PARK CRAFTSMAN "I do feel like we need a tiny bit more space," says Dorian Holley, with daughter Olivia Rose and wife Shawn Chapman Holley on the living room daybed. The 2,800-square- foot home built in 1920 shrinks when his older daughter comes home from college. Still, they've set up the furniture so Olivia Rose can ride her tricycle in a loop through the den, living room and hallways of the home they bought in 2003.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Wally Skalij Los Angeles Times; STUDIO CITY MODERN "If anything, we have more space than we need," says Bill Jaaskela, below right, of the 3,400-square-foot home he shares with Koengpon Sanitvong Rerkchan. The great room, partly visible behind them, contains a living room-dining room-family room combo. "The spaces are open but also separated by levels," Jaaskela says. "If you're in the dining room, you can see a person in the kitchen, but you can't see all the dishes. The architecture is just brilliant," he says of the 10-year- old home they have owned since 2000. "It's a great space for entertaining."; PHOTOGRAPHER: Wally Skalij Los Angeles Times; no caption; PHOTOGRAPHER: Ken Hively Los Angeles Times; DOWNTOWN LOFT Faced with limited storage and the need to carve out distinct spaces in an open floor plan with less than 700 square feet, Paul Svendsen converted a castoff clothing store fixture into a clever piece of multipurpose furniture. The wood-top cart, once used to display Armani jeans, provides counter space while the drawers house a pantry on one side and books on the other. Does the Barneys sales associate and aspiring interior designer wish he had more space? "It always feels like I could use a bit more," says Svendsen, who moved in 19 months ago. But the intrinsic character of his home in L.A.'s recently restored Higgins Building, built in 1910, is more important to him than a few more square feet.; PHOTOGRAPHER: Beatrice de Gea Los Angeles Times

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