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Play hard, then rest hard. That's the motto of this family whose home provides thoughtful places of activity and quiet. But it wasn't always this way for this little "house in the hollow" in Laguna Beach. Nestled down into a small, unusually shaped site, it was dark, choppy, and lacking the kinds of space a young power-couple needs to raise their p...
Project name
One Fish, Two Fish
Architecture firm
Anders Lasater Architects
Location
Laguna Beach, California, USA
Photography
Chad Mellon, Mellon Studio
This full gut remodel was realized for a design minded couple moving from New York back to LA. Making the transition back to sunny California, the couple had visions of keeping doors and windows open year-round. Self-proclaimed foodies, they were looking forward to weekend gatherings and being able to entertain inside and out.
Project name
Crestridge Residence
Architecture firm
Colega Architects
Location
Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA
Photography
Manolo Langis
The indignities a house has suffered over time at the hands of quirky owners can thankfully be reversed over time with the touch of a loving architect. This Mid-Century Modern had been disfigured by the addition of anachronistic moldings and strange modifications everywhere! The new owners hired Amato Architecture to create a multi-phase master pla...
Project name
15 Arlington Avenue, Kensington
Architecture firm
Amato Architecture
Location
Kensington, California, United States
Photography
Scott Lee
AB design studio is thrilled to announce that its Quarry House project, completed in partnership with House of Honey, has been selected as the 2022 Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice Winner in the Private House (M 2000-4000 sq ft) category. Located in Montecito, CA, Quarry House is set in a rock quarry between the Santa Barbara foothills and Santa...
Project name
Quarry House
Architecture firm
AB design studio
Location
Montecito, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Photography
Jason Rick
Our clients bought a small house on a beautiful lot with many large boulders and live oak trees in the Berkeley hills with the idea to capture unused views and make space for three generations. The house, which melds influences from the clients European and Japanese heritages, is nestled between the natural features of the site so as to preserve as...
Project name
Thousand Oaks Residential Addition and Remodel
Architecture firm
Sogno Design Group
Location
Berkeley, California, USA
Photography
Michele Lee Willson
When your bedroom does not provide the same level of comfort and coziness as it used to, it might be the right time to remodel it. However, you may lack the funds to revamp your current bedroom design and create something entirely new. In that case, opting for minor, cost-effective changes is the way to go.
Written by
Maria Brendel
Photography
Pixabay
The Sam Colachis Sr. Residence in the southern foothills of Camelback Mountain is one of five custom single-family homes designed by Phoenix’s midcentury master and fellow design-builder Alfred Newman Beadle. Only three of these iconic homes remain today.
Project name
Colachis
Architecture firm
180 Degrees Design + Build (original architect - Al Beadle)
Location
Poenix, Arizona, USA
Photography
Matt Winquist