Inspired by streamlined Regency Style houses by such diverse American architects such as Sumner Spaulding, George Russell, and David Adler, this residence employs strong classical forms and elements with a simplified sense of detailing reminiscent of the Hollywood Regency Period. Featuring a dramatic 3-story staircase, grand formal enfilade rooms for entertainment, and expanses of metal windows and doors to take advantage of the formal garden views, La Lanterne embodies grand living with a contemporary flair.
Perched in the Hollywood Hills high above Los Angeles, this contemporary interpretation of a stone-clad country villa that has evolved over time is inspired by simple gabled volumes interlocking in stone, steel, plaster and glass.
Nods to casual country living unite with modern materials and extensive glazing to blend tradition with modernity and capture panoramic city and canyon views.
The Ballard Ranch Winery is designed as an ensemble of wine tasting, operation and production buildings, organized around a central garden courtyard as the main focal point. The architecture is a modern-day interpretation of the agricultural building, adapted to contemporary needs, and streamlined in style with vertical rustic wood siding, large steel windows, and a picturesque metal roof accentuated with dormers and clerestories. Adjacent ranch facilities include an equestrian center and several residences.
Originally designed in 1928 by leading Los Angeles architects Wallace Neff and John Byers, El Mirasol is an elegant Spanish Colonial Revival house with a storied history of Hollywood ownership, from Orson Welles to Peter Bogdanovich, Richard Brooks to Diane Keaton (her design iteration was published in Architectural Digest in April 2005). Our extensive remodel and expansion of the main house includes a reworked motorcourt and entry garden, new landscaping and fountains, and revised interiors that bridge the historical with the contemporary. Also planned is a new poolhouse with a rooftop terrace inspired by Moroccan pavilions.
Floating alongside Maunaloa Bay, with panoramic views of Diamond Head, this Moroccan-inspired waterside estate cascades down four levels from an arrival pavilion and roof terrace to a private boat basin.
Drawing on the Moroccan and Orientalist aesthetic of such estates as Doris Duke’s Shangri-La, Villa Oasis and Majorelle (the Moroccan home and garden of Yves Saint Laurent) and the distinctive La Mamounia hotel in Marrakech, the estate’s architecture features arched pavilions and extensive use of plaster relief, tile and marble on the exterior and interiors, with expansive gardens and water features.
Located in a gated community on a private island development in the UAE, this streamlined home evokes the spirit of a Mediterranean-inspired resort infused with subtle Arabic cultural influences. The front façade relates to the formality of the street front while the more casual and dramatic rear façade responds to the space of the great lawn, private beach and picturesque views of the adjacent waterways and nearby islands.
This house draws inspiration from stone country houses of Italy and Spain adapted to California to create a contemporary American country house. Stone, wood, tile, and iron windows unite with streamlined interiors blending rustic tradition with tailored modernity; evocative of sophisticated pastoral living.
Located in a suburban setting, this new residence is designed to blend influences of classical and Mediterranean architecture with modern Arabic details to unite the cultures of the Middle East and the West. Organized around courtyard gardens with water elements, lawns and terraces, the home provides distinct public and private realms for the requirements of family, friends and guests. The uppermost floor commands a view across town to the Persian Gulf and features a rooftop entertainment retreat.