SANTA MONICA MODERN
The warmly austere exterior of this modern two-story home - a dichotomy created by the board-formed concrete of the first level and the redwood above - perfectly sets the stage for the balancing act of elements within. For instance, rich, natural notes of cherry paneling, bentwood armchairs and slate flooring effortlessly speak through the home’s glass walls to a landscape formed from a rock garden, koi pond and lush, expansive lawn.
The strong, Asian spirit emanating from architectural elements like the extended roof readily embraces the Western furnishings - both inside and out - beneath it.
The strong, Asian spirit emanating from architectural elements like the extended roof readily embraces the Western furnishings - both inside and out - beneath it. In the family room, the fireplace’s concrete and steel are reflected in the grey window-seat upholstery and the redwood ceiling provided the color cues for the paprika-hued suede ottomans.
For the living room, Jamie lacquered Monteverdi-Young’s mahogany cocktail table and added a Hans Wegner string-back Hoop chair, an Edward Wormley walnut and lacquer side table and Danish stacking stools.
In the next room, a smoked glass chandelier hangs over a walnut dining table and Scandinavian oak and teak dining chairs by Bruno Hansen and Hans Wegner. Outside, Jamie has left a pair of steel lounge chairs and a matching travertine topped table on the main deck to peer into the living room.