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A Mies Creation, Carefully Updated

When L.A. designers Richard Savage and Lane Adams purchased a worse-for-wear 2-bed in Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 880 Lake Shore Drive, they plowed headlong into a renovation that would improvise off the "Mies style", highly successfully. As Dennis Rodkin explains, the owners set about freshening up the place by adding custom furniture, Barcelona chairs, and fixtures like the opaque glass pocket doors (seen in Rodkin's video tour). Everything they did was governed by a modernist aesthetic, like the new bar and the patterned carpeting that reflects the building's exterior. The 1,600 sf condo is a merger of two one-bedroom units, and wants $779K. [Deal Estate]