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Shubin+Donaldson have just sent us another of their meticulously designed houses. As with the other homes that we featured from this California based Architects notice here a peculiar attention to details that brings each individual space to life.
Bentley2This residence in Bel Air was designed on a site that was formerly occupied by the home that the clients raised their family in. Their intimate knowledge of the location and its sense of place guided the design of the new residence.

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FIRST FLOOR

1 ENTRY
2 STUDY
3 PATIO
4 REFLECTING POOL
5 LIVING
6 COURTYARD
7 GALLERY
8 LAUNDRY
9 GUEST
10 DINING
11 KITCHEN
12 FAMILY DINING
13 FAMILY
14 POOL
15 SPA

SECOND FLOOR

16 MASTER BEDROOM
17 CLOSET
18 MASTER BATH
19 BEDROOM
20 BATH
21 LAUNDRY



The design was formed around constraints of topography, between the existing tennis court and the road. A large tree that the clients planted when their children were small is at the heart and center of the design.

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The house turns its back towards the street with a solid formal façade, while the other side of the house opens up to light, air, and view. The interiors, which are grand yet intimate, overlook an infinity edge pool with mountains and ocean beyond.

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A series of volumes are focused around the tree in the central courtyard and allow for flow between the interior and exterior of the home. A gallery for showcasing the clients’ art collection ties these volumes together, and is book-ended with a water feature wall and a fireplace.

This design generously accommodates formal and informal entertaining, as well as the archetypal California lifestyle of indoor-outdoor living.


Project details:

Location: Bel Air, California

Principal Architects: Robin Donaldson AIA, Russell Shubin AIA

Project Architect: Ann-Sofi Holst

Project Team: Chris Garza, Luiz Gomez

Contractor: Porter Development


Photographer: Ciro Coelho

 


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