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235 Described as the quintessential Los Angeles architect, Dean Larkin, AIA, grew up appreciating the natural beauty of his southern California surroundings. It is this enduring admiration that continues to influence every project he designs at his eponymous firm. Established in 1999, Dean Larkin Design maximizes the intrinsic potential of a setting while meeting each client's specific lifestyle, business, or institutional needs. With no room for predictable plans, Dean transcends the ordinary in his portfolio of high-end residential, commercial, and luxury destination projects that are an expressive reflection of both the people who inhabit them and the natural landscape. An innovative balance between shadow and light, movement and stillness, and form and function all evoke the distinctive climate, attitude, and personality of each project while also bridging the interior with the exterior to compellingly celebrate the splendor of the great outdoors. a r c h i t e c t u r e DEAN LARKIN DESIGN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA LEFT: The dramatic knife-edge pool, illuminated with color- changing LED lights, is undoubtedly one of the most striking, wow factors, as it hugs every curve of the home. It is virtually a kinetic work of art connecting earth and sky and the interior with the exterior. One can quite literally step from the living area through a sliding wall of glass and into the water. Photograph courtesy of Dean Larkin Design

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