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Loved William Bratton as police chief -- but as an interior decorator? The jury is still out

September 23, 2009 | 10:49 am


William Bratton is  one of L.A.'s most popular police chiefs. But when it comes to being a decorator, the jury is still out.

Curbed L.A. found online photos of the chief's Los Feliz home, which is for sale as Bratton steps down as L.A.'s top cop. Some people commented that the chief should stick to policing.

One poster said: "Thought wicker furniture was only appropriate OUTSIDE the home. Can one of you fabulous design types clear this up?" Another comment: "Kind of sterile looking really. None of those police awards, station plaques, little toy NYPD cars, stuffed Bobbies from police exchange, etc."

Curbed L.A. has more on the listing:

... [H]e really wants to sell his house. Hence, a web site has launched for the Los Feliz home, now pricechopped down to $1.749 million. The man likes his wicker furniture, grill, and his books. "The Turnaround," his 1988 autobiography, sits on the coffee table. Convenient. David Ulin's anthology "Writing Los Angeles" is in den. Someone is a fan of collecting stuffed bears and who isn't comforted by seeing a PC in the house?

-- Shelby Grad

Photo credit: Keller Williams Realty