Los Angeles mansion that’s a love letter to Italian architecture

When Richard Shapiro, a Los Angeles-based antiques dealer and the founder of Studiolo furnishings, finally found the house he’d been searching for, he had a very particular plan. His  home in Los Angeles’ exclusive Holmby Hills neighbourhood is a love 
letter to the country its owner
 adores. The result is a  house as a 17th-century Florentine villa with  a mix of everything from ancient to classical, Renaissance, contemporary and 20th century.