Luxury is not always about big brands and contemporary Italian furniture. Luxury is in the details! Like the Lima Residence in Los Angeles by Abramson Teiger Architects. Simple modern clean lines adorned by beautifully crafted concrete accent walls expansive spaces and lovely colors are the elements that caught our attention this time. Talk about bringing the outdoors inside … right?
An existing bedroom was turned into a beautiful master bedroom that exudes a cool semi-minimalist style. The children’s bedroom the study and the two revamped bathrooms complete this elegant house that relies on the lovely surrounding landscape to truly give it a sense of serenity and inimitable style. With plenty of greenery surrounding the house and even a tree house that has been converted into a compact home office this truly is a residence for those who love to live away from the big city rush!
Patterned carpet clean-lined furnishings modern artwork and a textured fireplace are a few of the special touches you will find in this thoughtfully designed home… The roomy kitchen features open shelving and a long countertop that doubles as a bar:
The overwhelming influence of Japanese design is apparent from the very beginning as one comes across a lovely stone garden and a stylish entrance that reminds us of a typical Japanese garden. An art gallery with sleek minimal design sits on the opposite side of the spacious pool house that offers unabated views of the lake thanks to the extensive use of glass. The interior is covered in teak floors plaster walls and a wood ceiling to give it a peaceful and organic ambiance.
Instead of starting from scratch the architects converted the existing living areas into cozy bedrooms and other private spaces while a brand new wing was added to accommodate a new living room dining area and kitchen. Opening up into the yard this new extension is clad in Australian Hardwood while a metal cladding lends able support. The design is simple efficient and reminds us of prefab metallic homes. Large sliding glass doors connect this entire area with the yard in a seamless manner.
If you were thinking of a more conventional rectilinear contemporary home who are we to say no?! But wait till you see what Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects came up with in Santa Barbara — an atypical home with curvilinear forms and exposed concrete that defines it in the most astounding manner. Words just won’t do justice to the Kurth Residence …
Its proximity to Lake Tahoe the scenic landscape outside and the comfy interior combine to make your stay here unforgettable. While wood and glass dominate the front elevation the interior also uses stone in an elegant way to lend both textural and visual balance to the home.