1. The covered patio and pool house, axially arranged with the lap pool and garage, are pulled apart from the main house to define outdoor rooms.
2. The living room projects into the pool, integral to the house.
3. Custom steel windows with very thin mullions are organized in large panes on a rigorous repetitive module with familiar historic proportion and industrial references.
4. Eclectic, timeless objects are illuminated inside the steel and glass box.
5. Careful analysis determined the overhang dimensions so that passive solar warms the house in the winter but prevents sun from reaching inside during the summer.
6. Stucco walls and piers, intentionally aged with patina, weave throughout the property and inside the house. Mahogany fascias and custom steel scuppers unify the structures.
7. The house is nestled on a one-acre lot between existing specimen trees. A simple bed of Heuchera with contrasting color defines outdoor space between the bedroom wing and patio.
8. The house blends seamlessly with nature. The site plan accommodates existing trees so the house feels as if it was always here.
9. The windows separate from the structure to open the corner.
10. The poolside patio is defined by the L-shaped living wing. Covered outdoor dining is on axis with the lap pool.
11. A series of stucco piers, some chimneys and some storage, unify the buildings.
12. The expansive, well proportioned living room, with twelve-and-one-half foot ceilings.
13. Exposed steel columns and beams are both structure and decoration and establish order.
14. Floating wall panels, supported by tapered steel columns and covered in William Morris wallpaper, define rooms but retain a modern loft feel. The L-shaped house defines the patio.
15. The study opens to a natural landscape at the back of the house.
16. The home office has two zones, a Jean Prouve work desk and Eero Saarinen Womb chair for reading, with a wall of books that is functional and decorative.
17. Salvaged Oak pocket doors with rich patina are framed by a natural stucco wall that weaves inside and out and defines the secluded study.
18. Decoupage cabinets with birds that relate to nature, antique farm sink with brass faucet, antique crystal chandelier, and salvaged marble island top are intentionally anachronistic.
19. Exquisite renderings of birds are decoupaged to the kitchen cabinets at a variety of scales and relate to birds in the natural landscape through the wall of steel and glass.
20. Large-scaled images of the birds are at eye level. The cabinet design reinforces the datum of the adjacent windows.
21. The windows connect inside and outside, yet provide a cozy enclosure year round.
22. Floating partitions supported by tapered steel columns are perfect for art and create separation for the family study but retain the loft-like openness of the living space.
23. A cozy sitting area in the living room is adjacent to the fireplace which brings the outdoor stucco inside and juxtaposes warmer and cooler stucco tones.
24. The bedroom, with 10’ walls of glass and multiple exposures, engages a private garden.
25. Leaves, flowers, buds and branches made of ¼” laser-cut lacquered masonite are arranged to grow organically from the custom suite of Dorothy Draper cabinets.
26. Detail of the artful custom design of the organic wall.
27. A pink Eames chair custom made for Mary Kay with a suite of George Nelson cabinets livens the home office.
28. The pool house doubles as a second Library and place for Mimmo to lounge.
29. The pool house/library, on axis with the lap pool mirrors the covered patio on the opposite side, has a commanding view of the property.
30. An antique porcelain kitchen farm sink with built-in drain board in the bathroom.
31. Wood floors and mahogany details warm the bathrooms.
32. Chenille curtains with block-out layer control the light, and soften and unify the rooms.
33. The warm tones of the living room are anchored by a Peter Nadin painting made of all natural materials on burlap.
34. A mix of old and new objects and art provide warmth in the modern context.
35. The front door, in a contrasting blue that relates to the sky, incorporates a vintage wood medallion and tactile brass hardware artfully composed.
36. Plan - House and pool are sited to get south sun all day long. Garage, pool house, patio are pulled apart to define outdoor rooms connected by stucco walls that weave in and out.