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Maison Bertet selling luxury high-rise patio style ...
without the high-rise

May 13, 2010 |  7:20 am
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Maison Bertet, a home decor showroom that real estate high-rollers use to outfit luxury high-rises and spec homes, has opened a Beverly Boulevard retail store that highlights its locally manufactured outdoor furniture. The firm created a large range of modular pieces for rooftop pool areas in downtown loft buildings  and now produces them in large enough quantities that they can be sold to the public at quite attractive prices.

The Eternity sun lounger, for instance, comprises four pieces that can be grouped together to form a large round sun bed or, as pictured above, moved apart to form a seating unit with a curved sofa, two benches and a circular ottoman table. Made from PVC rattan on an aluminum frame, it is priced at $1,470. (By comparison, a similar daybed and ottoman grouping -- minus the two extra benches -- currently on sale at Frontgate costs more than twice as much and takes up to two months to be shipped.)

Bertet throne For alfresco dining, Maison Bertet's all-weather plastic chairs start at $100 and woven PVC armchairs are $150.

In addition to its sleek, goes-with-everything modern outdoor furniture, there are high-drama Hollywood styles such as the Nautilus shell-inspired throne in synthetic bamboo, $1,250, right, which has a coordinating ottoman, $250.

For additional sparkle, Maison Bertet's entryway features shimmering silk pillows with dragonfly and butterfly motifs, $75 each, metallic ceramic garden stools from $165 and spangly dangling chandeliers from $395. 

Even without the eye candy in the front, the store is hard to miss: It's the one with an outdoor bathroom complete with a swank European-style tub and toilet nestled on a synthetic grass carpet.

Maison Bertet, 8348 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 651-5110.

-- David A. Keeps

Photo credits: David A. Keeps

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An earlier version of this post had the phone number for Maison Bertet printed incorrectly. Apologies to the poor confused home owner who received all those phone calls.

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