The flow and style of this house were desperately dated and stuck in the 1960s. It had a Palm Springs vibe mixed with mid-century modern and medieval—very confusing! It did have truly unique architecture. The design team’s goal was to update the space, and they wanted the entry to be the focal point of this one-of-a-kind design.
Incorporating the original architecture was a big challenge with this project. The amazing turret was originally half inside and half outside, hiding the gorgeous front doors behind a gate. They wanted to turn the turret into a proper entryway and were challenged to find a light fixture substantial enough for the massive space.
The fireplace in the living room was an added challenge. They wanted to keep the beautiful limestone sides and update the mantel and tile surrounding it. To keep the limestone, they had to be extremely precise and careful.
They created a true entryway in the turret, bringing the original front doors to the exterior and opening up the ceiling. A custom light installation was created to fit the massive space.
To update the fireplace, they used hot rolled steel and a precision laser to cut around every rock. The steel creates a unique iridescent metallic effect going up the entire wall.
Cabinets: Parks Cabinets Countertops: Daltile Flooring: SVB Flooring Rugs: Kaleen Rugs Accessories: Growing Days Home
The overall goal for this custom home was to bring a sense of modern Prairie style, instilling a feeling of the past with common sense for the future. The homeowner emphasized the concept of a modern luxury hotel—warm and inviting with clean lines. The design team chose limestone and rift oak throughout the home to contrast each other in a warm, earth-tone feeling.