A perfect example of not judging a book by its cover, or, in this case, a house by its exterior, is this Beverly Hills, CA cottage. The owner had it built across the street from his home as an 'architectural folly.' (We should all be so lucky.) The construction was inspired by none other than the Gamble House by Greene and Greene. As far as the interior is concerned, designer Madeline Stuart 'studiously avoid[ed] the cliches of Stickley furniture.'
Instead she used lesser-known designers of the early 20th century like Axel Einar Hjorth and Charles Dudouyt. She also used Arts and Crafts pieces from France, England, and Holland. The result gives off a modern vibe, embracing the period without being strangled by it. For more images, visit Elle Decor.