Going For The Gothic
Medieval Ambiance In A Los Angeles English Cottage
When Los Angeles designer Norm Wogan bought his first home, just outside Hancock Park, “I really wanted to make it perfect,” he says. The 2200 square-foot house, built in 1926, had not been redone in decades, and had the worn gray wall-to-wall carpeting and “ugly, ugly” wall coverings to prove it.
“Nobody had done anything to it in the thirty years they lived there,” the designer recalls of his first view of the house, “so you can imagine how frightening it was. But I immediately saw the bones of the house, and my mind became like a motion picture. I started envisioning from room to room what it could be like.”