An unconventional structure brought to life by Jonathan Segal FAIA the luxurious Cresta residence in California pushes the boundaries of creativity to a whole new level. With a touch of industrial style thanks to its exposed concrete walls and the use of high quality materials and furniture Cresta embraces indoor-outdoor living with ease. And did we mention the recessed lighting that takes over the house after sunset? It looks stellar directly on concrete.
The interior is clad in cool neutral colors with white and grey taking up much of the space. A sleek and stylish living room a contemporary kitchen and an elegant dining room are all combined in an open floor plan. A moat-like water feature that surrounds the house offers a sense of security even while enhancing the dramatic look of the place.
Designed with innovative brilliance by Meridian 105 Architecture the is all about creating a lovely tranquil retreat amidst busy urban chaos. Draped in a cloak of warm wooden tones the residence was specifically created to keep away the constant noise of city traffic that surrounds the place.
While the core elements of the house are to bridge the gap between nature and modernization the divide between exterior and interior design is what makes this home so distinctive. The division of spaces allows for a more versatile setting. For starters the backyard deck opens to a gem-like pool tiled to better accent the color scheme of the house’s exterior facade.
An open-plan living area kitchen and dining space occupy the lower level of the house while the private quarters are housed on the top floor. Several comfy nooks and sitting areas that offer unabated framed views of the outdoors are cleverly incorporated throughout the house.
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.
Jamaica Barstools by DWR add to the industrial look of the kitchen which features wooden cabinetry and subway tiles: Wooden beams exposed pipes and brick walls highlight the bedroom. See the divider behind the bed? This piece doubles as a headboard and a wardrobe!