LA House Tour: Glen's Living Large In a Small Space

LA House Tour: Glen's Living Large In a Small Space

Gregory Han
Apr 11, 2008

Name: Glen Dake
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Size: 900 sq/ft
Years lived in: 10 years, owned


The wonderful thing about Los Angeles is you just don't know what's behind those street facing closed gates. What sometimes appears to be a standard home can reveal itself to be much different once you walk through the doorway, as LA is characterized by a courtyard/backyard lifestyle. Such is the case of Los Angeles landscape architect, Glen Dake's Silver Lake home. Inside, Glen's home reveals the epitome of modern bachelor style, with the whole home finished in a tasteful and uncluttered manner accentuated by warm woods and subtle textures, punctuated by an inviting pool that separates his small home from a detached studio office...


AT Survey:

My style: Beautiful and useful

Inspiration: The neighborhood of Silver Lake

Favorite Element: View to the opposite hill

Biggest Challenge: Living big in small space

What Friends Say: Can we come swimming?

Biggest Embarrassment: The garage doors are not too pretty

Proudest DIY: The gardening

Biggest Indulgence: The energy and water the pool consumes

Best advice: Do the work in phases

Dream source: Details at 593 N. La Cienega in West Hollywood and and YLighting



Architectural: Renee and Brian Wilson of Dake Wilson Architects


  • Refrigerator – Liebherr with integrated doors to match cabinets

  • Cooktop – Bosch 30" 4 burner gas cooktop

  • Oven – Bosch 30" electric wall mount

  • Hood/Blower – Bosch w/ 12" duct cover

  • Microwave – Sharp with custom s/s side panel

  • Sink – Kohler Verse self-rimming

  • Faucet – KWC Suprimo

  • Soap dispenser – KWC Suprimo

  • Disposal – In Sink Erator with a deck mounted switch

  • Dishwasher – Fisher Paykel

  • Toilet – Toto Aquia Dual Flush

  • Sink – Kohler Ladena White Undermount

  • Sink Faucet – Kohler Stillness, in chrome, wall mount

  • Tub – Anne Sacks White Undermount

  • Tub/Shower Controls – Kohler Stillness in Chrome


  • Bathroom pulls – Sugatsune A(Excel) Alumite

  • 3" tab polished chrome drawer pulls


  • Sofa: Sunset Orange in Silver Lake

  • Cardboard chair: Replay in Silver Lake

  • Glass Lamps: Casa Victoria in Silver Lake


  • Paper towel holder from


  • Bathroom wall sconce – On The Rocks

  • Bathroom under cabinet rope lighting

Rugs and Carpets:

  • BluePrint

Tiles and Stone:

  • Kitchen backsplash – Anne Sacks Avalon 3.93" x 17" white, edge finished with Schluter track

  • Bathroom stone tile – Pebbles, Green

  • Bathroom solid surface – Caesarstone 9800 Cascade, Polished

Window Treatments:

  • Made by resident


  • Shelter


  • Antebellum Gallery, Hollywood


  • All paints Benjamin Moore Eco spec

  • Magnetic paint under the grey in the Living Area

  • Bedroom ceiling – Yarmouth Blue


  • Refinished existing old wood floor


  • Kitchen countertop – Arpa Alu Fire, Erre Finish w/ Schluter nosing

  • Kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors – VG Douglas Fir

(Thanks, Glen!)


Photos by Gregory Han/Apartment Therapy

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