Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Architecture Wednesday: Mandeville Canyon

Mandeville Canyon is located in Brentwood, California and brings to mind the old Pueblo homes of the Southwest, and even the cliff houses built by Native Americans in Arizona and New Mexico.

The rust-colored walls instantly give this home a warm effect, and its open plan and plentiful windows allow nature to join the interior, to capture the light and play with it. A horse ranch, too, it's a livable romantic blend of contemporary and Southwestern architectural sensibilities, originally created for two artists, husband and wife; one an architect turned director, another, a writer and sommelier. 

Architecture, movies and wine; three of my favorite things!

And the couple wanted a home to capture two of their favorite places: a restoration in Italy and a loft in New York City. He wanted contemporary, she longed for romantic, so the 
plan called for open, cleanly outlined spaces that flowed one into another. Thick, clay colored walls with many deep portals create sculptures of light in constant variation. In addition, the pool meets the edge of the house at a large expanse of glass, producing a dazzling effect indoors and out. 

Peaceful and beautiful, in the midst of Los Angeles.



mistress maddie said...

Now this house and the surroundings is not my cup of tea, but with my interior design background I can appreciate it. I do love that night time pool view shot though

Anonymous said...

I love me some minimalist decor. Whoever designed this really knew their business. The play of light and shadows from the various window and skylight shapes on those warm colors is all the wall decoration I'd need. I'd sit and watch that all day and be totally fascinated. (I'm simple that way.) Thanks for sharing this one!

Sean R.

Huntress aka R.J. said...

I'd hate to be the one who has to dust those ceilings. But I love it anyway.

Biki Honko said...

I want this house! Holy Cats do I want this house!