Inspired by 18th-century French chateaux and their early-20th-century American interpretations by such architects as Horace Trumbauer and John Russell Pope, this grand residence will begin construction in 2012 in the Botanic Garden District of Singapore.
Designed with terraced gardens on a sloping property, the residence features a dramatic 3-story domed oval staircase that unites all three floors and adapts to the local climate with the addition of a formal porte-cochere and garden loggias.
This 1938 residence was built for Beverly Hills mayor and property developer Edward Paul Dentzel. Designed in a stately French Revival style and inspired by the Screen Deco period popular in Los Angeles during the 1930s, this became the longtime home of famed actress Ann Rutherford. Our remodel restores the house to its original splendor adding new entertaining rooms, spacious family spaces, a grand master suite, a pool house with gym and spa, and a new guest wing over the garage. The interiors by David Desmond maintain the elegant scale of the original rooms and blend Art Deco pieces with contemporary furnishings and the client’s antiques and art.
This brick and stone residence on a large estate property is an American version of the English country house, and it pays homage to the work of Harrie T. Lindeberg, Edwin Lutyens and John Russell Pope, all practitioners of an elegant country style rooted in classicism. Features include bricks handmade in Maryland, a limestone entry and a library with coffered ceiling and stone floors. The interiors balance formal English rooms with family rooms in a more relaxed Arts and Crafts style.
This is an extensive remodel that turned a spec house into a charming French provincial home with a rustic exterior. Only the stone entry surround with its curved pediment hints at the sophisticated interiors. An elegant foyer, paneled formal rooms, rusticated classical columns, ebonized wood floors, and special plaster treatments convey the feel of a city person going to the country. The family room and loggia revert to the French provincial theme with beamed ceilings in woods of warm tones and more rustic detailing. The owners’ contemporary art collection juxtaposes elegantly with the traditional architecture.
An extensive remodel of a 1930s Colonial Revival residence by Paul Williams in Holmby Hills that had been badly neglected over the years. We expanded the house and restored the original Moderne interiors with Art Deco furnishings. Influenced by 1930s Hollywood glamour, we brought back white-painted brickwork, Chippendale-style railings and decorative details from the streamlined era.
This remodel of an English Country house built in the 1930s was done as a modern interpretation of the work of C.F.A.Voysey, Eyre and their contemporaries. An insensitively placed porte-cochere was removed to allow for a new gabled facade that announces the entry. We added a new wing to reinforce the pool axis and expand the family rooms and master suite. Interior moldings, fireplaces and details, redesigned from classical sources, embellish the formal rooms and articulate the interior.
Set on a spectacular 18-acre hilltop site with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, this formal estate inspired by 18th-century French chateaux is organized around a central entry court enclosing a formal entrance on three sides.
The north wing is designed for entertaining on a grand scale, with a ballroom, formal dining room, home theater, wine cellar and spa/gym, while the south wing houses family rooms and bedroom suites. The living areas are all located on the second floor to take advantage of the dramatic Bay views.
A modern interpretation of white brick Colonial Revival houses found around Atlanta by such architects as James Means and Neel Reid, this Brentwood home is designed for a young family and adapted to the climate and lifestyle of Southern California. Organized around a classic central hall plan, major rooms are formally designed with paneling, niches and classic fireplaces.
Located just west of Shanghai, Rose Garden is a gated residential community developed by Greentown Group. At the center of the development, on an island surrounded by water, are the seven exclusive Rose Garden Villas. The architectural inspirations were the classical houses of Europe—18th-century French chateaux, Renaissance Italian villas and English Tudor manors. We designed five of the seven villas in a French style and two followed an Italianate theme.
The great Colonial Revival homes built around Atlanta in the early 20th century by Neel Reid and James Means inspired this residence for a young family. Staying true to this style, we incorporated white brick walls, a pedimented entry, stone trimwork and bold cornices. Traditional elements were adapted to California’s climate—French doors replaced windows at terraces and loggias. Typical of Colonial homes, the main hall acts as a focal point and provides access to the public and private rooms flanking either side.