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House of Peter and Shannon Lori is a rarity. It is located in the town of Encino to the North of Los Angeles. It was built in 1972 by Donald Park for the owner of casinos and nightclubs, Joby Lewis. The house is quite extraordinary: it consists of two round buildings. One of them is a residential area, the other includes four bedrooms. It is noteworthy that no uniform inside the support.

Unusual House without Supports in Los Angeles

House of Peter and Shannon Lori in Los Angeles built by Donald Park

House of Peter and Shannon Lori in Los Angeles built by Donald Park 

The engineer, who was invited by Peter to inspect the building before buying, was horrified. He thought that one day the house would fall down. Then it turned out to be not so scary. Park firmly rooted the house in granite slab, on which it stands.

Before Lori the widow of Lewis lived here, who designed the interior in the spirit of a philistine: the large furniture cluttered the rooms, and windows were closed by heavy curtains. Peter Lori had to get rid of these things.

As a result only Warren Platner’s chairs and kitchen furniture of orange and purple colors among the things of the former mistress were left in the house.

Now the house is furnished with selected models of design of the twentieth century, even the appliances here are vintage and look like avant-garde equipment.


Front door made of bronze and decorated with wood survived from the construction of the house. There is vintage leather kangaroo in the hallway, whose pocket is a magazine rack.

Living room

Living with a fragment of the bar is covered in red leather, and has a view of the nearby kitchen. The chandelier designed by Verner Panton is made ​​of thin plates of pearl. Kitchen cabinets are preserved from the former interior as well as the chairs designed by Warren Platner.

Dining room

Dining table is made ​​of laminated walnut wood and designed by Arthur Espeneta Carpenter. Contemporary artist Tanya Aginigi rethought the original chairs of Ray and Charles Eames designed in 1968, wrapping them in red felt. The remaining chairs are also designed by the Eames, but in their original form. The room is lit by a vintage lamp VP Globe designed by Verner Panton. In the background you can see the glass gallery leading to the bedrooms.

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