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.
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!
The details of each look have changed a bit over the years but the basics have remained the same. It’s these exact styles that we profile today in our post devoted to Check out each featured home below and let us know if any of them give you ideas for your next design project. City living has never been so appealing…
To insulate the home we first situated the home to face South on the site specified a three-pane glass window system to protect against the harsh elements installed under-floor radiant heating systems throughout the entire home added wood floors in most rooms to keep the floors warm to bare feet filled the rooms with plush wool shag carpets heavy woven Chenille fabrics sumptuous animal furs and used warm color tones to keep the occupants feeling warm and cozy no matter what the temperatures are outside.
There’s something truly unique about this loft–low maintenance yet artistically curated. From the collection of plants and quirky finds displayed under cloches on the table by the windows to the assortment of indoor plants that add a fresh dose of greenery special flourishes are interspersed throughout the home:
Coupled with beautiful blinds the room makes it possible for inhabitants to switch between complete privacy and unhindered views with the simple flick of a button! A spa-like contemporary bathroom with a standalone tub completes this dazzling beach house.
There is an understated touch of cool Coastal style throughout the house which is coupled with smart Mediterranean overtones. The interior embraces the cool neutral color palette used outside and seems like a natural extension of the spectacular landscape.