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Photo by Thomas J. Story
Walking into the 1920s West Hollywood bungalow owned by Heather Taylor and Alex de Cordoba, who co-own an art gallery (taylordecordoba.com), you’re entering a space filled not with Jazz Age glamour or Craftsman charm, but with the spirit of an era not universally loved by those who lived through it: the 1970s. Maybe it helps that the 30-something couple view those years with the affectionate nostalgia of early childhood. In the spirit of Earth Day, celebrated for the first time in 1970, old materials find new use in the backyard. The deck was constructed from bits and pieces left behind by the house’s previous owners, and the farmhouse table and the bench were made from salvaged scaffolding—demonstrating how what’s old can look just as fresh today.