May 25, 2016

The Freund-Koopman Residence

The house was built in 1940 on a double lot in a cul-de-sac in Pacific Palisades. Mark Freund and Trice Koopman purchased it in 1983 and have done two extensive remodels, completed in 1992 and 2004. Designed by architect Lorcan O’Herlihy, the first remodel very early in his career, the second after he was well established, both keep a continuity of design and materials. “We tend to refer to it as comfortable modern,” Mark says. O’Herlihy describes the upstairs (the second remodel) as light skin construction, meaning the house is skinned in glass (mostly) while the structural support is more internal.

Our 26th season opened with a string quartet concert in this beautiful house, and the acoustic of the room was stunning. This year, an afternoon concert will allow us to take advantage after the concert of the deck, which is in and of itself visually striking and which also has beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes.