Lou Regester aka Copenhagen Imports

Architect: Ralph Haver AIA
Year: 1953
Web: CopenhagenCopenhagen on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2019Resembling a gargantuan low-slung Haver Home, this former Lou Regester furniture store opened in late 1953, when the Camelback Corridor was not much more than cow pastures and citrus fields. The residential style of the rambling structure is no coincidence; the Regester showcase was one of the first of its kind to display furniture grouped in themed vignettes. This site has retained its integrity as a furniture showroom for Copenhagen Imports since 1993. Note the laminated wood ceiling, heavy beams, corner window facing Camelback and herringbone brick walkways, all classically restrained details that embody Haver’s frugal design ethic. The slump block material was new in its day, and the wood ceiling was described as “mill-floor construction” in 18th Century Revival style. Out of convenience, we now refer to it as a Copenhagen Ceiling. Copenhagen on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2019 Copenhagen on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2019 Copenhagen on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2019 Copenhagen on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2019 Copenhagen on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2019 Copenhagen on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2019 Copenhagen on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2019 Copenhagen on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2019 Copenhagen on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2019Thanks to all our volunteers who helped us get everyone checked in at Copenhagen on tour day! Copenhagen on the Modern Phoenix Home Tour 2019
Photos ©2019 Leland Gebhardt, Photo Perigo and Modern Phoenix LLC