Relaxing bedrooms with the timeless furnishings of Charles and Ray Eames a serene koi pong with Tom Dixon’s copper pendants above and a stunning entertainment room complete with a pool table and a home bar lend modern sophistication to this marvelous mansion. And if you are overwhelmed by all the affluence inside you can step out and enjoy the expansive wooden deck and the wonderful views it offers after sunset.
Even the grandest of homes often need a bit of a makeover after a decade or two. Designed originally by in 1973 this gorgeous oozes the opulence and extravagance that the city of LA is renowned for. But with changing times and altering design trends it was time to give its spacious interior a whole new sheen. This task fell to Maxime Jacquet who gave the lavish space and entirely new dynamic with warm neutral tones a multitude of textures and striking artwork that makes a daring visual statement.
Large frameless folding doors ensure that the transition from the public areas to the porch is both seamless and unabated. The private quarters are housed on the top level with four en suite bedrooms located on one side and the three children’s bedrooms on the other. A suspended walkway links both of these wings while plush decor accentuates the opulence of the home.
Despite the presence of ample space the homeowners wanted a residence that was unassuming organic and in tune with the scenic backdrop. Rainwater harvesting systems and the use of materials from the existing house (as much as possible) give it a.
The main kitchen family area dining space and additional bedrooms are located on the lower level of the house while the top level includes the living area a second kitchen and the master bedroom. This means that pretty much every room in the house provides unobstructed views of the waves in the distance.
Over the years we have seen some of the most expansive and exceptional homes from South Africa conjured up and brought to life by the ingenious folks at Nico van der Meulen Architects. Set in a lovely landscape that is filled with natural goodness this gorgeous house in is another wonderful example of their inimitable style.
The entryway and the façade were obviously left mostly untouched while the interior seems to play with light textures and design styles. There is indeed a very strong undercurrent of in the transformation that dates back to the early fifteenth century.