|Shubin+Donaldson Architects - Bentley Residence|
|Friday, 20 May 2011 07:35|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Location: Bel Air, California
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 16:29|