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Kevin Oreck Architect, Inc.

113-1/2 North La Brea Avenue, Suite 114
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 692-0896
www.kevinoreckarchitect.com
kevin@kevinoreckarchitect.com
Main Contact: Kevin Oreck
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New homes and astute period renovations and additions specialists

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As well as designing new modern work, Kevin Oreck is particularly credited for his astute restorations of period homes, bringing older spaces back to life and making them "wonderful centers of family occasion." "As classically fresh today as they might have been 40 years ago," Oreck's artful layouts successfully combine open space, historical integrity and modern practicality. Oreck is said to have a "heart of gold" and to bring a contagiously upbeat, yet calm attitude to collaboration with the client.

Established in 1990, Oreck's practice has only two on staff. Clients appreciate Oreck's full attention "from beginning to end" and tell us "he's caught a lot of mistakes before they happened." We hear he personally attends each meeting and keeps the contractors focused to the finish line. The vast majority of the ten to fifteen projects the firm does each year are residential.

Beyond Los Angeles, Oreck's designs can be found in San Francisco and Hawaii. Most projects seem to be modern, though sensitive renovations and additions to older homes are included as well, with new residences and various commercial projects rounding out the slate. Oreck’s work has been featured in publications such as Dwell, Interior Design, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, This Old House, 25 Beautiful Homes, Real Homes, as well as the books Today’s Historic Interiors, New Rooms for Old Houses, and Modern Glamour. The average new home runs about 3,000 square feet, and the firm is creative and nimble enough to work with a range of budgets. In relation to other class act firms, Oreck charges lower than standard fees that are billed hourly with a cap.

Representative Client Comments:
"Kevin is extremely diligent, detail-oriented and cost-conscious." "Equally talented in managing both the big picture as well as the smallest details." "Everyone thinks it is completely original even though most of it was gutted." "Kevin has orchestrated a seamless renovation for us, following the detail throughout the house." "Listened carefully to our wish list and did a remarkable job in walking us through the planning/design/construction process to achieve a program that exceeded all our expectations." "If I could have anyone it would be him." "So humble for being the most amazing person." "Kevin's assistance with the design was phenomenal." "It was such a plain-Jane house that he cleaned up and made amazing." "Kevin is a rare find because he is both incredibly talented and a joy to work with."

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We had a new house built on a small lot with the goal of getting something that combined traditional elements with modern aesthetic. I wouldn't have been able to dream up a better home. Kevin works creatively, efficiently and so competently that a process that should have been a nightmare was actually a pleasure.
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