Trattoria Farfalla
Los Angeles, California
A complete renovation of this two-story Spanish Revival commercial building transformed a 5,000 sq. ft. sports bar into a casual upscale restaurant and bar seating for 150 people. A new entrance and internal circulation pattern were designed to differentiate the restaurant from all prior uses of the building. The design concept of creating simple distinctive features for each dining/bar area resulted in dividing the first floor into 3 spaces: the water room (bar), fire room (oven/fireplace), sky room (skylight). Also, the existing dome in the upstairs cabaret was exposed. Extensive use of simple rustic materials (slate, concrete, granite) and earthy colors complement the
cuisine and neighborhood trattoria environment.