A hillside home that soon became an estate that is now becoming a compound and equestrian center. References to Irving Gill’s southern California architecture was drawn upon for the architectural crafting of this house. The client’s wanted rustic finishes and settled upon undulated imperial plaster walls, heavy clefted overgrouted stone walls, white oak floors with bronze inlays, a solid stone bathtub and sinks, and a white marble half-Olympic sized pool.
In the second phase, the grotto, gym and media room were completed. In the grotto, the processional arches became focal points while the rough hewn stone walls grazed by light give the feeling of being underground. A stone-wrapped vanity and kitchen cabinets are accented by ambient linear uplights, pulling the eye towards each arch. The culmination is the biggest in-mirror tv they could make (oh and there is a beautiful gym too). White oak floors lead you down the stairs to be greeted by pool windows. The fully upholstered room is acoustically balanced for reverb from the pool. In addition to the pool, the space also boasts a 6-person steam room and in-ground cold plunge.
project completed 2020
Interior Design: Hawk & Co
Contractor: Genova Construction
Photo Credit: Carl Larsen