Home tour: Aaron Kramer's handcrafted Santa Monica home
Aaron Kramer has a simple credo: "Trash is the failure of imagination." The artist, who works with found objects and castoffs, applied that philosophy to the renovation and decoration of his Santa Monica home. Plunked between a 1930s movie-star mansion designed by Richard Neutra and a residence by contemporary architect Melinda Gray, Kramer's 1936 house was, he said, "a mish-mash, a blend of Cape Cod cottage with a little Santa Fe flair and New York loft details." Working with Glynn Design Build, the Kramers blew out walls, opened up ceilings and filled their home with handmade wit.Take a tour of this fresh and modern home suffused with Kramer's art.
And to see more of Kramer's work, check out "Salvaged: Aaron Kramer and the Secret Life of Objects," running through Sept. 12 at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles.
-- David A. Keeps.
Photo credit: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times