Hollywood Crescent Project

Hollywood Crescent

Los Angeles, CA

Working on a design project for a family member can be fraught with challenges. Not so for Elisa Baran Tréan of Elisa Baran, LLC, who took on a house renovation for her brother’s home in Los Angeles, CA.

The two-bedroom, four-bathroom home was almost a complete renovation, save for some existing structures and beams. Aesthetically, Elisa and her brother are in sync as far as their interest in design and fashion, however, each has a love of very different design aesthetics – Elisa loves wabi-sabi and her brother is drawn to brutalist architecture. The resulting home melds these two styles in a sophisticated way without leaning too heavily on one style or the other.

The home was designed to have an art gallery feel – almost a blank canvas; each room is calming and serene, decorated with minimalist furniture and a continuous cream-colored, monochromatic theme. With inspiring sunrise and sunset views of Los Angeles, Elisa expanded the living room, pushing out the back wall and eliminating columns to make way for wall-to-wall sliding-glass doors. A getaway for the many artists Elisa’s brother frequently works with, the home feels like a resort down to every detail, from the Zen music studio to the perfectly lighted pool for nighttime swims.

The primary bathroom was designed to utilize a striking Arabescato marble in the shower and custom integrated trough sink, designed by Elisa. The concrete sink was engineered with a slight slope to incorporate Infinity Drain’s luxurious Tile Insert Frame linear drains on the left and right sides for a clean, flush look against the marble. The shower walls and floor are also Arabescato marble and here again Elisa used Infinity Drain’s Tile Drain center drain to create a seamless canvas.

“I really wanted all the sinks to have marble inserts and without Infinity Drain’s tile insert linear drains, these inserts would never have been as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as they are now,” states Elisa Baran Tréan of Elisa Baran, LLC. “For myself and the client using Infinity Drain’s tile drains where there was marble or tile was a necessity in this home.”

Elisa Baran Tréan of Elisa Baran, LLC

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