The Venice, CA home of alumna Lisa Little (M.Arch ‘06) was recently featured in the Home section of the Los Angeles Times. When Little was a graduate student at SCI-Arc, she and husband Phil Brennan purchased a small beach lot that came with two small houses: a 850-square-foot bungalow dating back in 1905 and a 450-square-foot rental built in 1912. They decided to keep the existent structures and integrate them into one home, while at the same time "creating a space that felt larger than it was."
A few years later, and with help from designers Victoria Yust and Ian McIlvaine, Little and Brennan are now proud of their colorful, period-facade Chartreuse House—where beach bungalow meets modern. Little's home was also recently included in the Venice Home Tours organized by the AIA Los Angeles. Little is co-founder—together with Emily White (M.Arch2 '06)—of the Los Angeles-based firm Layer.