Private Residence - Huntington Palisades

The 5,769 sq. ft. house overlooks Santa Monica from a timelessly bucolic Palisades neighborhood and sits on a 15,500 sq. ft. lot.  The clients desire for open, spacious, indoor/ outdoor living is combined with the casual charm and ambiance of traditional beach-town cottage Architecture. Sensitive massing subtlety weaves the home into its street context, and creates a variety of spaces within for the young active family. The main living areas open to one another and the adjoining landscape in a progression of spaces that range from casually elegant to comfortably informal.  The primary color used throughout the interior is sunlight. The house traverses the course of a day awash in daydreamy Southern California light, and is rich with subtle surprises: instances of used brick on walls and ceilings, built-in, hand crafted cabinetry, pennies used as flooring in the powder room; Creative uses of tile, fixtures and cabinet hardware differentiate each bathroom.

Design Notes from the Owners:
Our home is a seamless marriage of east coast traditional and coastal modern - design that is reflective of our roots. Some of our best new memories are when friends gather around the outdoor fireplace after a day of swimming with the kids.  Our goal in building a new home was to have a piece of the celebrated indoor/outdoor Southern California living.  We believe we created a family home with open spaces, an inviting patio and a bar that is built for casual entertaining.

Team: Interior design by LJLdesigns, Design Architect Hugh Huddleson, Architect of Record SPA Architects
Photography by Tim Street Porter