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David and Dorothy met in art school after World War II. He was a precocious painter who had mastered the then-popular illustration style of Norman Rockwell. She taught silk-screen printing. "I didn't take her class, but I dated her for a couple of years," he says, "and then she gave me the ultimatum." They married in 1953. Weidman pored over magazine advertisements at the library, learning about building materials: cinder block, Douglas fir beams and panels, louvered windows, sliding doors, cork flooring and mahogany cabinetry. With the Weidman-designed built-ins, the house is filled with a lifetime of souvenirs but remains a compelling example of Midcentury open-plan living. Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times
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