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The Salkin House

This intimate 1,100 sf house designed by the late midcentury architect John Lautner had mysteriously slipped off the radar for 65 years. Designed and built originally for Jules Salkin, the two bedroom house (1948) was owned by one family for decades. The house, which had been rented for decades, had fallen into disrepair, with long-put off repairs and upkeep. The distinct butterfly shaped roof often leaked at the glass connections and the flat pad, which the house rests on had settled and needed to be adjusted. The house, instead of a wood-frame or post-and-beam construction, utilized wing-shaped structural bents at eight-foot intervals across the length of the house. At the center, two rows of columns support the structure, meaning the roof can float free from the glass walls like a parasol.

The renovation by Bestor Architecture included major repairs such as  realigning the sagging foundation, an interior stripped down to the distinctive red concrete floor,  glass walls that were removed and replaced with contemporary, sustainable glass elements, new cabinetry, and the repair of the distinct redwood siding. Together the architect, clients, and contractor updated the materials and used modern technology to solve the waterproofing issues that had frustrated previous residents and so damaged the house. An ill-conceived 1960’s bedroom addition was removed and the carport was restored to bring this dynamic design back to life.

 
SOWD, LLP

SOWD, LLP

Beats By Dre Headquarters

Beats By Dre Headquarters

Culver City, CA
Ashes + Diamonds

Ashes + Diamonds

Napa, CA
Albert Frey & Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture

Albert Frey & Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture

Technology Studio Headquarters

Technology Studio Headquarters

Barbara in THR

Trina Turk

Trina Turk

Blackbirds

Blackbirds

Los Angeles, CA
Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Los Angeles, CA
Malibu House

Malibu House

Malibu
The Salkin House

The Salkin House

A  Lost Lautner is Found and Restored in the NYT

Blackbirds receives an AIA/LA Residential Design Award
Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal

Los Angeles, CA
Barbara elevated to the AIA College of Fellows
Jamba Juice Innovation Bar

Jamba Juice Innovation Bar

Pasadena, CA
Floating Bungalow

Floating Bungalow

Venice, CA
Sunswept Drive

Sunswept Drive

Studio City
Silverlake Conservatory Recognized with Two Design Awards
Intelligentsia

Intelligentsia

Silver Lake, CA

KCET’s Artbound interviews Barbara and visits Blackbirds. Watch the episode here.

Toro Canyon House

Toro Canyon House

Santa Barbara County

LA Weekly comes to the opening day of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Justin Davidson of New York Magazine talks to Barbara about density- LA style.

House in Venice

House in Venice

Venice, CA
Surf Shack

Surf Shack

Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Monica House

Santa Monica House

Writer’s Studio

Writer’s Studio

Ojai House

Ojai House

Ojai, CA

Bestor Architecture received a National AIA Award for Interior Architecture for Beats By Dre.

Sunshine & Smog

Sunshine & Smog

Deborah Sussman Loves LA!

Deborah Sussman Loves LA!

Visit the Beats By Dre and Nasty Gal offices in Inc.com

Los Feliz

Los Feliz

Los Feliz, CA
Laurel Canyon House

Laurel Canyon House

BOHEMIAN MODERN

BOHEMIAN MODERN

MAKERS

MAKERS

Lou Wine Shop & Tastings

Lou Wine Shop & Tastings

El Bo Studios

El Bo Studios

Chiselhurst Residence

Chiselhurst Residence

Los Angeles, CA
Clare V. Silver Lake

Clare V. Silver Lake

Silver Lake, CA
Beachwood Café

Beachwood Café

Hollywood, CA
MOCA Gala

MOCA Gala

Los Angeles, CA
Silent Disco Installation at SCI Arc

Silent Disco Installation at SCI Arc

Los Angeles, CA
Swan House

Swan House

Los Angeles, CA
KCET: My SoCal Art History

KCET: My SoCal Art History

Barbara Bestor of Bestor Architecture is featured on MOCAtv.

Trina Turk

Trina Turk

Palm Springs, CA
Eagle Rock House

Eagle Rock House

Eagle Rock, CA
House Over a Wall

House Over a Wall

Los Angeles, CA
Pitfire Pizza

Pitfire Pizza

Culver City, CA
Silver Lake House

Silver Lake House

Los Angeles, CA
Trina Turk Showroom

Trina Turk Showroom

New York, NY
Hancock Park House

Hancock Park House

Bestor House

Bestor House

Los Angeles, CA
Glendower House

Glendower House

Los Angeles, CA
Blue Sky

Blue Sky

Freeway Air

Freeway Air

Whitney Biennial
Trina Turk

Trina Turk

Burlingame, CA
Show House

Show House

Los Angeles, CA
University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Paper Magazine Installation

Paper Magazine Installation

Los Angeles, CA
Murals at Bestor Architecture

Murals at Bestor Architecture

Silver Lake, CA
Alta Dena House

Alta Dena House

Alta Dena, CA
Wall Paper

Wall Paper

A+R Store

A+R Store

Venice, CA
Good

Good

Los Angeles, CA
ROXY

ROXY

Various Locations
Seu Jorge and Almaz

Seu Jorge and Almaz

Lou Wine Bar

Lou Wine Bar

Los Angeles, CA
Silver Lake Kitchen

Silver Lake Kitchen

Los Angeles, CA
Dangerbird Records Headquarters

Dangerbird Records Headquarters

Los Angeles, CA
Topanga Canyon House

Topanga Canyon House

Topanga Canyon, CA
Panel House

Panel House

Los Angeles, CA
Trina Turk Showroom

Trina Turk Showroom

Los Angeles, CA
Baxter

Baxter

Los Angeles, CA
Stussy

Stussy