The Magic Of Deeply Personal Spaces, $2.75M


On the outside, a classic Los Feliz Monterey Colonial. Inside, classic in a very different way, a magical amalgam of favorite pieces, evoking the owners’ favorite places, books and memories.

It belongs to artist/author Lisa Borgnes Giramonte and her husband, recording executive Piero Giramonte. Borgnes Giramonte works in a kind of outscale needlework, highly charged riffs on the notion of appropriately feminine activities and 19th Century samplers (at top) plus she’s the author of Novel Spaces: Living In Enchanted Rooms Inspired By Literature and a memorable IG account. Entryway and stair hall wallpaper is Flowering Quince from Clarence House.

What We Love: The deep, almost black tones and an adept use of pattern; like all interesting and deeply personal homes, loaded with patina, worn surfaces, and memory.

Above, the dining room, opens to a sheltered terrace. The trompe-l’oeil wallpaper is Deborah Bowness’ Genuine Fake Bookshelf. Just beyond, the Borgnes Giramontes installed a new but period-appropriate kitchen and in the nook, the Timorous Beasties’ Thistle wallpaper looks like it’s been there forever.

More books (real) in Borgnes Giramonte’s private retreat on the second floor.

More: Go to the listing for additional images and details. Listed at $2,750,000, 2022 North Kenmore Avenue is represented by Arvin Haddad and Aaron Kirman of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass.

Photo Credit: Juwan Li, courtesy of Compass