Designed by Juan Pablo Ribadeneira Mora the home’s distinct façade sets it apart from its neighbors as the double-story porch for the two top-level duplex apartments gives the structure an inviting green tinge. Making the most of the views on offer while planning for adequate privacy the performs a delicate balancing act.
Features such as the stone walls in the kitchen and the bathroom and the striking ‘sabina beams’ have been carefully preserved while the newly added gorgeous window frames along with the concrete and white chalk-plastered stone walls aim to recreate the magic of the past. It is this fusion that gives the modest retreat its exceptional character and transports you back in time to a simpler period.
Turning a 1980s country house into a that stands out from the crowd and welcomes you in a serene and sensational fashion this fabulous renovated residence in Los Angeles was transformed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios. The elegant conversion takes into account both the heritage of the structure its current needs and tomorrow’s design trends as it aims to become a bridge between a lovely past and the ergonomic future. It is slate roof tiles and tongue-and-groove siding of gray-painted cedar that shape the distinct exterior of the home along with a gabled roof and two-story brise soleil.
On the inside the picture changes dramatically with the more inviting oak ceiling and floors creating a relaxing atmosphere for the entire family while a cozy upholstered nook next to the fireplace and the large dining area create a generous social zone. A perfect contemporary hangout full of light!
Décor from Waldo’s Designs and a curated collection of artwork bring color to the home even as the gorgeous green outdoors become a part of the interior. Natural textures are coupled with a sense of sophistication with a series of glass walls and doors ushering in a flood of natural light. Spacious living zones and interactive family spaces cap off what is a sensible and brilliant transformation that draws inspiration from both local architecture and the residence’s unique past.
It is the lower level that contains the new kitchen and dining space that are flooded with natural light thanks to the smart use of skylights and light tubes. The space under the staircase is also utilized to the hilt with a series of closed cabinets and a wine storage and display area that is both simple and elegant.
Much of the original silhouette of the house was retained and given a modern upgrade with the reflecting pond a fabulous bridge and the brise soleil creating a stunning entrance. This image of tranquility is further enhanced as artificial lighting takes over after sunset with the illumination fashioning an atmosphere of inviting warmth.