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Celebrity Homes | Sep 4, 2018
Dave Macklovitch’s Midcentury House in LA

Dave Macklovitch’s Midcentury House in LA – See how Macklovitch, half of the Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo, has made the Brutalist-inflected midcentury house a home.

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Dave Macklovitch, half of the electro-funk band Chromeo, wasn’t shopping for a house when he first laid eyes on what’s now his analog midcentury Los Angeles retreat. The Montreal-born West Village denizen wasn’t in the market; he’d just wrapped a tour. But, for whatever reason, as it happened, he wound up taking the suggestion of a friend who thought he’d enjoy seeing her mom’s Laurel Canyon house. “I was like, ‘Why not?’ I felt voyeuristic,” he explains. One look was all it took for Macklovitch—whose stage name is Dave 1—to fall completely in love with the home available for rent. “I was instantly head over heels for it, and I tried to convince my friend’s mom to sell it to me.”

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But money was not really what she was after. Above all else, “She wanted to make sure I understood the aesthetic and architectural value of the house,” says the musician, 40, of the two-bedroom 1954 home designed by Dutch architect John Sjoberg (the architect originally designed the residence for himself). Macklovitch knew it was special because the midcentury signatures—wraparound windows, low ceilings, an indoor-outdoor feel—intermingle with powerful Brutalist accents, a style he’s fond of thanks to his native Montreal. “So I actually laid out all the furniture I would bring to the house, and the look and feel I would give the place, and then she was like, ‘Alright, you can have it,’” he says.

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Source: architectural digest

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