Robert Cassiday’s design for Paul Rowe’s home/office shows the influence of the Moderne which reached its zenith in the late 20’s and early 30’s. A glass block entryway is complimented by a horizontal band of windows, providing light and privacy. The residence was recently the Los Angeles home of the British music company, Beggars Group representing labels 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade and XL, offering a destination spot for artists. The 1,800-square-foot house had been remodeled by Interior Designer Thomas Michna, a previous owner, who sold it in 2004. Beggars purchased the property in 2011 adding a patio and removing interior walls to create a more open space. As of September 2012 the entire outer skin including the windows is sheathed in a black and white mural depicting L.A. life.
The Paul Rowe Residence & Studio is located at 2035 Hyperion Avenue on the edge of Silver Lake and Los Feliz.