1515 TIGERTAIL - CRAIG ELLWOOD REMODEL
The house on Tigertail is an original Craig Ellwood house built in
1953. Built on an exposed hillside lot north of West Hollywood,
but in disrepair due to age and weathering, the house is a
spectacular example of the California Modern style.
The clients wanted to restore the house true to the original design,
without changing the original design or floor plan. While the
foundation and framing could be kept, substantial repair and
refinishing was required. Among the most important to the
design was replacing the floor-to-ceiling glass that covers two
sides of the house that overlook the rear yard of the property.
The unique design and finish of the roof also needed to be repaired
and substantially replaced with materials the matched the original
On the interior, the custom cabinetry in the bedrooms and kitchen
needed to be re-built. The wood used for these was carefully
selected to match that of the existing cabinets and to the original
tongue-and-groove wood ceilings. Fixtures in the kitchen and
bathroom were all original and needed to be completely replaced.
New fixtures were selected to be true to the modern design of the house.