GLB: How long have you lived in your ABODE?
Holger: I’ve lived in the building for 8 years, in this unit for 5 years
GLB: What do you do?
Holger: I am a small business admin/marketing/IT consultant (www.holgerlaufenberg.com)
GLB: What makes your ABODE your home?
Holger: Undoubtedly, the architecture plays a significant role, as the townhouse layout distinguishes it from a typical apartment or flat. However, what truly made it my own was the decision to accept the unit "as-is" when I moved in, allowing me to restore it to its former glory and infuse it with my personal style. I took charge of embellishing the decor, selecting fixtures, and adding unique touches that truly reflect my taste and personality.
GLB: What are 3 things in your home that you can't live without?
GLB: What are some words to describe your personal/interior style?
GLB: What do you love about living in a historic property?
Holger: As a nostalgic person, I deeply appreciate the beauty of old things. They hold a special allure for me because they were often crafted with a focus on human experience rather than purely driven by efficiency, cost-effectiveness, or practicality, which is often prevalent in modern architecture and design. The attention to detail, intricate craftsmanship, and intentional design choices of the past evoke a sense of nostalgia and an appreciation for the human touch. Old objects and architectural styles carry a certain warmth and soul that resonates with me, reminding me of a time when aesthetics and human experience were highly valued in the creation of spaces and objects.
GLB: What do you love about living in Los Angeles?
Holger: The weather in Los Angeles is simply unbeatable. The consistent sunshine and mild temperatures create a year-round paradise that is hard to resist. Additionally, one of the greatest perks of living in Los Angeles is the abundance of outdoor opportunities right at your fingertips. From beautiful beaches along the coastline to stunning hiking trails in the nearby mountains, the city offers a diverse range of outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts.
GLB: What are your favorite places in LA?