The residence in the Trousdale Estates neighbourhood has become the gallery’s latest home in Los Angeles, following a stint in a modernist Hollywood Hills home that opened in January 2017.
“Nomadic by design, Casa changes locations to experiment in different architectural settings overlaid with cultural or historical significance,” said a statement from The Future Perfect.
The new Casa Perfect showroom occupies a building designed by in 1958 by architect Rex Lotery, then bought in 1967 by music icon Presley – who lived there with wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie for six years.
“The Future Perfect stumbled upon the Trousdale property, as with most great things, through a bit of luck and serendipity,” said the gallery. “Hitting the right combination of real estate ingredients; view, space, light, and pool, the house fit perfectly in the Casa plan.”
Newly renovated, the house retains many of its original features, including restored marble fireplaces and coffered ceilings. Sliding glass walls open onto a terrace with a lawn, a swimming pool and panoramic views of Los Angeles.
Casa Perfect follows similar model to the previous outpost, where collectible contemporary designs are laid out like a fully functioning home. Visitors can wander through the various rooms and browse the pieces at leisure, intended as a more relaxed environment than a traditional gallery or showroom.
Cream-coloured walls, mirrored surfaces and parquet flooring are among elements of the bright interior spaces that provide a backdrop for the furniture and accessories on show. Work by the gallery’s regular roster of designers – which includes Lindsey Adelman, Piet Hein Eek and Dimore Studio – is interspersed with exclusive pieces by local talent.
“Given its pedigree, both as an incubator for a typical California style of architecture and as a storied, celebrity-filled enclave, Trousdale Estates was the perfect choice for Casa Perfect,” the gallery said. “Sited behind a winding driveway, the newly renovated residence is nothing short of the mythical California pad imagined in vivid celluloid dreams.”
The Future Perfect was set up in New York by David Alhadeff in 2003. Regular exhibitions are hosted at its space on Great Jones Street in Soho – last year’s included a display of work by Tbilisi-based, all-female studio Rooms – and the gallery also has a permanent location in San Francisco.
Photography is by Pia Riverola.
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