Located in Glendale, California, the two-bedroom H House is the next stop on the East Side & Downtown Home Tour 2013 from the Dwell Home Tours. The 1,300-square-foot house is situated on a hillside and was designed and built in 1962 by architect Richard Banta. Over the years, the residence has seen its share of updates by way of a remodeled kitchen and new floors, but overall, the house remains the same.

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As with most of Banta’s houses, the H House was and is small in size, but unlike most of the others in the region, this one remains close to the original design. Named for its H-shaped plan, the home has received a paint job, a deck rebuild, and a revamp of the bathrooms since the new owner took possession in 2011.

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The new owner, Brent Nichols, acted as his own contractor and designer during the renovation and hand-selected the furnishings in each room to reflect the character of the home. He mixed contemporary and classic pieces from Kartell, Design Within Reach, Richard Schultz, and Magis.

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The Togo Sofa from Lignet Roset fits in quite nicely in the space, doesn’t it?

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The H-shape allows for plenty of outdoor space in the crook of the letter.

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Photos by Christine Kim, Dwell on Design.