Chen Residence was designed by Domusstudio Architecture, nestled on a hillside overlooking the San Dieguito Lagoon and Pacific Ocean in Del Mar, California. This Asian style home is comprised of 4,650 square feet of living space, set on a .66 acre site. Features of the home includes an expansive deck, a guest house of 400 square feet and a 500 square foot garage. Anchored from a tower that is clad in stone, cantilevered roofs cascade down the graded hillside. Deep overhangs helps to prevent solar heat gain to the interiors of the glass fronted home. The construction of the home encompasses materials of ipe wood siding, plaster, stone and copper. Sustainable design features were also important to the success of this project, including gray water collection and storage for site irrigation and photovoltaic roofing. “This is an example of biophilic design where the lines are blurred from the interior to the exterior spaces, satisfying the innate desire of humans to connect to their natural environment,” states the architects. The resulting design is a successful collaboration between the homeowners and the architects.
Looking for more inspiring ideas here on 1 Kindesign? Have a look at some past articles centered around the indoor-outdoor living connection: Maximizing views and indoor outdoor living in SoCo: Riggs Place and Modern indoor-outdoor interplay: Ottawa River House.
Photos: Courtesy of Domusstudio Architecture
This beautiful Spanish Colonial style home was built in 1926, just recently transformed by DISC Interiors, nestled hillside in Los Feliz, California. The entryway to this Los Angeles neighborhood residence is accessed from the second level, opening into the public spaces. In the living room, the designers focused on making the floor plan take advantage of the views from the spacious patio. Furnishings have been arranged around the fireplace to create a cozy living environment and to help facilitate a great conversational space. A vintage Moroccan area rug covers the warm hardwood flooring, which not only helps to delineate the space, it also adds texture and creates a neutral base to the earthy hues that decorates the room.
The designers have infused the home with lovely midcentury pieces throughout. Every space have something vintage in it to create a sense of history. The end result is a beautifully balanced home layered with textures, color, varying shapes and materials that are cozy, inviting and ultimately timeless.
What do you think of this home? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below the photo tour. We have featured several Spanish Colonial style homes here on 1 Kindesign, have a look in case you missed them: Extravagant island dream home and Absolutely beautiful Spanish Colonial Estate.
The kitchen cabinets were designed to create a sense of timelessness, painted with milk paint in a matte finish. The hue of the paint was mixed to custom match that of Pratt & Lambert 2212 Olive Bark. The hardware is an oil-rubbed bronze, creating a beautiful contrast.
Photos: Courtesy of DISC Interiors
Valhalla Residence is a modern rustic dwelling that has been recently completed by RKD Architects, nestled on a forest site high in the Sierra Mountains, Truckee, California. The design of the home encourages drawing the outdoors in by using transparent window walls amidst stone forms. The metal roof form is barrel vaulted and reinforced by a steel and timber exposed structure. An entryway into this sensational home features a beautiful wood and glass door that pivots between two stone wedges which travels from the front porch all the way out to the back porch.
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Entering into the rooms of the home is through these beautiful stone forms.
The living room features steel beams that supports an arched wood structure. A wall of stacked stone creates a beautiful focal point to the space, encompassing a stunning fireplace.
The master bedroom retreat features steel supports to form an arched arched wood structure. Expansive floor-to-ceiling windows brings in natural light and forested views. A sliding glass doors leads out to a private deck.
Photos: Vance Fox
La Jolla Canyon Residence is a contemporary property featuring sculptural art forms, designed by Matrix Design, nestled in a private canyon in La Jolla, California. This fascinating residence is surrounded by lush landscaping, seamlessly blending interior spaces into outdoor spaces and pool terraces, taking advantage of the cool breezes. The homeowners have a unique outdoor sculpture collection that traverses through the numerous paths on the property that can be spotted from the balconies and terraces. Nestled in the natural contours of the land are pools, patios, and planted areas. The interior living spaces are comprised of 10,200 square feet spread out over one level, showcasing a spacious kitchen, family room and dining area, art studio, master bedroom and en-suite bathroom. The main house is adjoined to a four bedroom, two story structure by a 50 foot long art gallery, which is the main entryway to the residence. The entrance to the home is accessed by a pathway which runs parallel to a dry creek, ending in a solid granite bridge that leads to a pivot glass entryway door, framing an art wall of the gallery.
Exterior steps leads to an expansive open air rooftop terrace offering ocean view seating, an outdoor barbecue space and a vegetable garden that is large enough to fulfill the household needs.
What do you think of this unique home, anything you would have done differently to the design? La Jolla is an extremely beautiful place (beach community) to live, have a look at another inspiring home we featured here on 1 Kindesign from the area: Ultra-modern beach house in La Jolla.
In the dining room, a custom 24 foot table has been crafted from a single slab of live edge Indonesian Suar, 6 inches thick and separated into the individual pieces that acts as one long table during large dinner parties, separating into game table on wheels, an outdoor table table under a large overhand and separates the interior and exterior tables with a pocketed sliding glass door to offer several dining experiences. .The outdoor kitchen provides a natural extension of the long dining buffet, expanding the entire length from the kitchen, along the length of the dining table and out to the patio area.
This master bathroom features a steam shower comprised of mica schist stone.
The bedroom wing features a vertical garden, allowing natural light to penetrate through. Along a glass wall, bamboo has been planted, open to all the bedrooms and bathroom to allow both light and views at all ends. The bathrooms are completely clad in a rainforest limestone, mimicking the bamboo grove. A very rare bleached koa is the veneer on all the built-ins seen throughout the interiors of the home.
The exterior property showcases sculptural outdoor pool terraces, including a seventy foot lap pool that begins flush with the upper terrace yet emerges to form a ten foot high cube of dark reflecting water at its outermost length. “The vanishing edges waterfall into a spa at the middle mezzanine, and then into a lower level children’s pool that is surrounded by trees, art and landscape.” The outdoor living spaces were designed to be sculptural art forms to cater to the homeowners love affair with art.
Photos: Courtesy of Matrix Design
Rocky Point South is a stunning hybrid log home that has been designed by Olson-Olson Architects, situated on beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. The exterior of this rustic home was crafted through a mix of “cedar logs, poplar bark shingles, grizzly granite veneer, and copper with a combination asphalt shingle and living roof.” The residence offers unparalleled views of Lake Tahoe from the great room, kitchen and two of its bedrooms. Comprised of 8,600 square feet of living space, there are six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half bathroom and a two car garage. On the lower level, there is a cozy home theater that offers seating for up to twenty four people. Adjacent to this space is a billiard room that comes complete with a wet bar, dual large screen televisions and a shuffleboard table, perfect for entertaining adult family and friends. There is also a built-in climbing wall as well as a playroom to help with keep the kids busy. On the back property of the home, there is a comfortable patio area offering a pizza oven and barbecue, to bring the entertainment outside. On the corner of the property facing the lake is a gas fire pit, nestled in a boulder outcrop. The home has everything you could possibly imagine, including a caretaker’s quarters and an additional home on the property for guests, Cedar Flat.
What do you think of this sensational mountain home? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. We have featured plenty of fabulous mountain homes here on 1 Kindesign, in case you missed them, here are a couple of inspiring ones: Contemporary mountain home in Aspen by Poss Architecture and Breathtaking rustic mountain home in Big Sky: Ansel Haus.
Photos: Vance Fox
Old Tahoe House is a three-story residence that has been designed to take advantage of its privileged location by Olson-Olson Architects, on the shores of Lake Tahoe, California. The 6,800 square foot modern home displays a charming exterior with poplar bark siding and black locust log trim, railings and fencing. The expansive interior encompasses an open plan main level, showcasing a great room, open kitchen, spacious dining room, sitting area and mudroom. The interiors offer unobstructed views of Lake Tahoe, with a wraparound deck, outdoor fireplace and lakeside lounging next to the shoreline. The lower level offers four guest suites, all featuring lake views, a custom designed cedar sauna, pewter bar, billiard table, games room, home theater, double sided fireplace, and a cozy library with a hidden entrance to a wine and corking room. The upper level is dedicated to the master suite, with a private balcony, sitting area positioned around a fireplace and a luxurious bathroom. The master bath features a solid granite bathtub enveloped by paneled walls of stone and custom his and hers vanities with warming drawers for towels. Additional special features of this residence includes custom designed chandeliers and sconces throughout the interiors which was beautifully completed by Michael Brian Interior Design.
If you are looking for more Lake Tahoe inspiration, we have featured several homes here on 1 Kindesign from the region, have a look: New York loft meets mountain modern living in Lake Tahoe and Modern vacation retreat in the woods near Lake Tahoe.
Photos: Vance Fox
Brimming with character, this Arts District loft in Los Angeles, California is the home of Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham, owners of Hammer + Spear. Showcasing an aesthetic of a well collected showroom, this 3,500 square foot industrial loft is in the same neighborhood as their shop. The home is a stylish mix of clever DIY solutions and collected vintage pieces. infusing the space with personality. The homeowners have taken up residence in this space for the past four years, describing their design style as “dark and moody, cozy and tucked in.” They wanted their interiors to feel like fall and winter throughout the year, injecting the home with warmth. The couple both have a very masculine aesthetic, which makes design selections easy to collectively agree upon. The loft showcases an eclectic mix of scoured antique shop finds and Craigslist scores mixed with some designer pieces to create a collected aesthetic that is visually pleasing and inviting. If you have watched HGTV’s Design on a Dime, you may recognize Kristan as a past designer and host of the popular show for ten seasons. She got her start at just twenty years old, beginning with an appearance on HGTV’s Designer’s Challenge.
Do you think the homeowner’s have a unique design style? Let us know your thoughts on this feature, in the comments section below. Love the look of lofts? We have presented plenty here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at some popular ones from the past: Three-story West Loop Loft renovation in Chicago and Incredible industrial style loft apartment in NoHo.
Warm and welcoming, an antique wine-tasting table is the anchor to the loft’s entryway. The table plays double duty as not only an accent piece but as a card games table, brainstorming space, and a place to sip on wine.
Against a dramatic backdrop of high windows and white brick walls, the loft showcases beautiful details at every turn and furnishings that evokes a feeling that is both well worn and luxe.
A leather poof sits under a mid-century coffee table. delineating the space is a Beni Ourain-style rug.
The dining room features a 1970s mahogany table that was refinished in an ebony paint, surrounded by rich vintage leather chairs by Mariani.
The Brunswick billiards table is the social hub of the home. The lighting above was originally a vintage Model T luggage rack turned light fixture, designed by Brothers of Industry
The sconce pictured above was an eBay purchase. The flickering bulb is inspired by gas lanterns, creating a warm glow throughout the loft. Every bulb within the loft is 25 watts and set on a dimmer switch.
A cozy furniture arrangement separates this space from the rest of the home, making it a snuggly den. The couple watches movies on the velvety soft sofa and curl up with a fur throw.
The homeowners have an extensive record collection that gets used both morning and evening. Antique fencing helmets can also be see in the eclectic mix of the image above.
Picked up from a local junk shop, a pair of brass stag end tables with a glass top creates the illusion that the books are hovering on the animals noses.
The couple’s four-year-old bichon frise-poodle mix, Bean, poses adorably for the camera.
This simple white IKEA kitchen has been dressed up with stylish features such as leather drawer pulls, DIY shelving, and contrasting baseboards.
The light flooded kitchen showcases an assortment of warm metals, which includes rustic copper piping and tableware. Shelving stores glasswares and accessories, putting the couple’s unique finds on display. Butcher block countertops helps to infuse natural texture into the space.
The clothing racks were designed by the homeowner’s from utilitarian gas-pipe parts picked up from The Home Depot.
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