Clara Berta’s abstract art works Birchwood Forest and Snowy Winter II have been selected and set by well-known interior designer Fernando Diaz.
Wattles Mansion Designer Showcase House
Leading interior designers have created design spaces within the Wattles Mansion for this showcase exhibit.
From ABC7 (KABC):
By Adrienne Alpert
The Wattles Mansion in Hollywood underwent a Cinderella makeover as a designer showcase house. To display the new renovations, tickets for a tour of the home will be available from Friday through April 17.
The City of L.A. Recreation and Parks Department purchased the property in the mid-60s, and the mansion is available for private events like weddings.
Though the acres of parkland are open, this is the first time the mansion has been open to the public.
The home was built in 1907 by a wealthy Omaha Banker, Gurdon Wattles, who commissioned Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey.
Their commissions include the Rose Bowl and the Huntington Library.
1824 North Curson
March 25 to April 17
$40 plus a $3.00 processing fee ($34 for military)
“For the first time the City of Los Angeles will allow a Designer Showcase to be presented in one of the historic homes owned by the city. Wattles Mansion, a 1908 Mission Revival built by the firm of Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey (Rose Bowl, Huntington Library & Ambassador Hotel). The house has been recognized as “the only remaining intact example of the once plentiful Hollywood estates from the period preceding the film industry”. Gurdon Wattles, originally from Omaha Nebraska, was responsible for bankrolling much of early Hollywood and the movie studios.
About the showcase: In the spring of 2016 (March 25th-April 17th), REITZHAUS will team with acclaimed interior designers for this first of its kind event. The theme for the showcase, ‘Hollywood, The First 100 Years’. Designers will use past movies or Hollywood stars as an inspiration for the rooms they will design. Interior designers influence style and the Hollywood years have done the same. This creative process will be a unique endeavor. Modern Luxury will be the media partner and publish the showcase.”
Leading Interior Designer Fernando Diaz Chose Clara Berta’s Abstract Art Work for the Wattles Mansion Project
“My interior design begins with a focus on clients’ lifestyles and then articulates the way they live through the spirit of their homes’ spaces. We bring that sense of personality and function to each project to ensure long-lasting enjoyment, livability and grace.” ~ Fernando Diaz