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Designer Ann Lowengart Creates A Tranquil Ambiance Text by Kendra Boutell Photography by David Duncan Livingston 90 GEORGIAN ON MY MIND A 10,000-Square-Foot House Overlooking The Bluffs Of The Pacific Palisades Teams Classic Georgian Architecture With The Beachiest Of Building Materials Text by Candace Ord Manroe Photography by Roger Davies & Lisa Romerein
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Barclay Butera Creates Beautiful Airy Spaces To Enhance His Clientsâ€™ Lifestyles Text by Kathy Bryant Photography by Ryan Garvin
106 GORGEOUS IN SUNSET BEACH
Designer Adaline Fagen Finds A Dream Job On The Coast Text by Kavita Daswani Photography by Mary E. Nichols
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ABOVE Designer Adaline Fagen says the staircase linking the three-story Sunset Beach home is one of the most dramatic elements of the house. See story beginning on page 106. Photograph by Mary E. Nichols. RIGHT The pool house at this Georgian home presented a balancing act for architect
Wm. Hefner when trying to create the proper number of covered and uncovered backyard spaces and working the loggia and the pool house into the design. See story beginning on page 90. Photograph by Lisa Romerein.
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66 EVENTS & AFFAIRS
California Museums And Galleries
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Napa Wants to Know: What Do the Fires Teach Us?
BY KENNETH FRIEDENREICH
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I’m always full of optimism and joy when the hills in California turn green, even if for only a short time. From northern to southern California it looks like Spring although when writing this letter, Tahoe and Mammoth are still covered in snow, but that’s California where the weather is always a surprise. One theme for this issue is outdoor living and our Notebook section includes outdoor furniture and fabrics for every type and size of garden. We love working on our kitchen story each year and received over fifty submissions from designers in California. We had a difficult time choosing the kitchens featured but thank you to everyone who submitted images. We are sorry we could not use all but will save for another time. Our cover story for this issue is a wonderful Georgian home in Pacific Palisades created by architect William Hefner and designer Heather Bland, and the pool house on the cover really
MARY E. NICHOLS Mary E. Nichols is one of the best known and longest working architectural and interior photographers in the industry. Her photos have appeared in virtually every shelter magazine and many books. The Brooklyn Museum is currently using some of her photos for their exhibition on Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern. Mary has a love of restoring antique houses and has saved 11 houses (several now on the Historic Register) in her Los Angeles neighborhood of Hancock Park. See Mary’s photography beginning on page 106
DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSTON David is the photographer of more than seven books of home design and architecture. His interior and reportage photography captures the essence of the homes he photographs for designers throughout California. David makes his home in Mill Valley with his wife Florence, toddler Luca and Nougat the floppy eared hound. When not photographing you can find David in his garden with Luca. See David’s photography beginning on page 82.
says summer and outdoor living. Don’t forget to read our wine column on “Napa Wants To Know: What do the Fires Teach us? “ Wine writer Kenneth Friedenreich spent four days in the Napa area meeting with vintners and talking about the short and long-term consequences of the devastating fire. He’s happy to report that most fruit had already come off the vines, was sorted, stemmed and crushed. The bulk of the big haul rested in fermentation tanks or was already in barrels. Rebuilding on all the homes lost in this tragic fire is beginning and hopefully life will soon be back to normal. We hope you enjoy this May/June edition of California Homes. Susan McFadden Editor in Chief
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CANDACE ORD MANROE Candace Ord Manroe, a regular contributor to California Homes, is a freelance design and travel writer whose work has appeared in publications as diverse as Architectural Digest and Better Homes & Gardens. She was senior design editor of Traditional Home magazine and senior design and arts editor of Country Home Magazine and has published 20 books on interior design. Her latest, Mick diGiulio’s KITCHENS, was published by Pointed Leaf Press. See Candace’s story beginning on page 90.
The cover and inside layout on the Newport Coast story was superb. California Homes just keeps improving… looks like a national publication. Thank you for portraying our wonderful California in such a beautiful manner. Joe Troop Santa Barbara, CA
Another stunning issue. Purchased mine at Whole Foods but need a subscription. Thank you for producing such a quality magazine on California. Monique Walker San Francisco, CA
I think you’re missing many quality events in California in your Events & Affairs section of the magazine. Suggest you hook up to a website that covers all that is going on in the state and filter out what you don’t want. Suzanne Robinson San Jose, CA
Editor Thank you Suzanne. We will certainly try to cover more events. Appreciate your interest.
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THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART – LOS ANGELES
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), presents Lauren Halsey: we still here, there, a site-specific installation work created at MOCA’s Grand Avenue location. This spring Los Angeles–based artist Lauren Halsey (b. 1987, Los Angeles, California) will take up residence at MOCA Grand Avenue, where she will build and regularly change an immersive space resembling a fantastical system of caves that viewers are invited to linger in and explore. This environment will serve as a visionary archive reflecting the diversity of everyday black cultural experiences in South Central L.A., the artist’s home since childhood. For more information please call 213.626.6222 or visit www.moca.org.
THE GETTY CENTER – LOS ANGELES
Featured Exhibition at the Getty, Rembrandt as you’ve never seen him before. Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India, on display until June 24, 2018. In an intriguing moment late in his career, Rembrandt created a series of unusually meticulous drawings depicting emperors and courtiers from Mughal India. This exhibition explores the Dutch master’s careful studies of imperial Mughal portraiture and places them within a broader circuit of cross-cultural exchanges. By juxtaposing Rembrandt’s drawings with Indian paintings of similar compositions—and pairing Mughal artworks with European prints that inspired them—fascinating stories unfold about the flow of art and ideas across time and oceans. For more information please call 310.440.7300 or visit www.getty.edu.
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LAGUNA ART MUSEUM
Presented by the Laguna Art Museum, Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association, 1918-1935 is on view from June 24, 2018 – January 13, 2019. Laguna Art Museum is preparing an exhibition celebrating the centennial of the Laguna Beach Art Association. This is a tremendous milestone in both the history of the art association and the art colony in Laguna Beach. The exhibition will be part of a year-long celebration marking the museum’s history and legacy, honoring those early artists who influenced the fabric of the developing community and surveys the evolution of the art association through the 1930s. The exhibition will include over sixty paintings, including a number of works by major artists that were seen in the original exhibitions. For more information please call 949.494.8971 or visit lagunaartmuseum.org. ABOVE
Edgar Payne Eternal Surge, c. 1921 Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches LEFT
Benjamin Brown Laguna Vista, 1915 Oil on canvas 24 x 18 inches FAR LEFT
Attributed to Bichitr Akbar and Jahangir, about 1620 Opaque watercolor on paper 18 7/8 x 13 inches Unknown Portrait of Muhammad Adil Shah, Shah of Bijapur, about 1685 Gouache and gold on paper 4 3/4 x 3 11/16 inches
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WILLIAM A. KARGES FINE ART GALLERIES William A. Karges Fine Art curates a tour of California through early paintings. Karges Fine Art director Patrick Kraft handpicked paintings depicting some of California’s top tourist destinations, offering a unique perspective through museum-quality historical art. From its inventory of more than 120 historical works, William A. Karges Fine Art has curated a journey through the Golden State with paintings by the masters of the California Plein Air Movement. Five notable works have been hand-picked for a special tour, which continues at Karges Fine Art galleries in Santa Monica and Carmel-by-the-Sea where many others are displayed. Also, on view are works by Dennis Doheny, an integral member of Karges Fine Art. Dennis Doheny is exclusively represented at both California galleries, his Early Light painting is currently on view at the Carmel gallery.
The galleries are located 6th & Dolores, Carmel, CA 93921 and 2525 Michigan Ave., T-3, Santa Monica, CA 90404. For more information please call 800.833.9185 or visit www.kargesfineart.com.
MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES
Immerse yourself in a dynamic presentation of stunning artworks by many of the greatest artists of the 20th century—Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí among others. A worldclass exhibition celebrating the spirit and genius of extraordinary artists whose insight and vision produced crowning achievements in modern art and culture. Modern Masters on Exhibit May 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018. The gallery is located at 366 Geary Street, Union Square, San Francisco. For more information please call 415.956.0345 or visit www.martinlawrence.com.
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JOANNE ARTMAN GALLERY
JoAnne Artman Gallery, presents: “Behind the Silhouette” featuring Jane Maxwell, on view through June 30, 2018. Every day across a multitude of platforms, screens, signs, and printed materials, we are confronted by the preconceived notion of femininity or the feminine ideal. Magazine covers, billboards, posters, and ads all attempt to sell their product by capturing the male gaze and exploiting primal fears and desires. Artist Jane Maxwell addresses this constant inundation of data in the age of information in works that explore identity and the female form through the medium of paper collage and the classic motif of the female silhouette. JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present a collection of Maxwell’s recent works that explore the dichotomy between visual language, perception, and the written word through the use of both current and iconic images. The gallery is located at 326 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. For more information please call 949.510.5481 or visit www.joanneartmangallery.com. TOP
Jane Maxwell Blue and Black Billboard Mixed Media with Resin on Panel 36 x 36 inches ABOVE
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THE FUTURE PERFECT, founded in 2003 by the creative force David Alhadeff. From its inception the gallery has been distinguished by its thoroughly creative vision and strong curatorial focus, which showcases studio-created works alongside one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces. Since his first space in Brooklyn 15 years ago he has now created highly curated outpost in other cites with the much acclaimed Casa Perfect in Los Angeles
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The Creative Vision of David Alhadeff Inspires San Francisco PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSÃ‰ MANUEL ALORDA MAY/JUNE 2018 | 41
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The shop is thoughtfully curated with many covetable items; a desk designed by Christopher Stuart, an abstract sink by Reinaldo Sanguino, and a large-scale sculpture by Japanese artist Ryosuke Yazaki in the exterior courtyard.
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and to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the San Francisco location has recently revealed a major expansion. The San Francisco Complex is nearly 5,500 square feet, encompassing two levels of the adjacent building and additional space in the back courtyard. “What I really wanted to do—more than expand—is create an experience,” said founder David Alhadeff. “Something that would be inspiring The shop is thoughtfully curated with many covetable items; a desk designed by Christopher Stuart, an
abstract sink by Reinaldo Sanguino, and a large-scale sculpture by Japanese artist Ryosuke Yazaki in the exterior courtyard. The gallery’s current installation includes a variety of limited-edition works from Alhadeff ’s forward-thinking roster of artists and designers—sculptural vessels by New York–based artist Monty J, decorative tabletop “extrusions” from Floris Wubben, unique glass and brass pendant lighting by Lindsey Adelman, otherworldly “caviar sconces” from Chen Chen & Kai Williams, and modular armchairs designed by Lazzarini Pickering for Marta Sala Éditions. CH 3085 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA, 415.932.6508, www.thefutureperfect.com
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Interior Designer Pierre Yves Rochon Designs a Relaxed Luxury Oasis with Attention to Detail OVER THE PAST YEAR SEVERAL NEW YORK hospitality
The Waldorf Astoria reigns over the high visibility intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards in Beverly Hills.
brands have opened West Coast properties in Los Angeles. The Waldorf Astoria reigns over the high visibility intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards in Beverly Hills. Designed by the firm Pierre-Yves Rochon, who also worked on the Four Seasons George V in Paris and the Savoy in London. The public space color palette is muted celadon, taupe, and white. The Art Deco-inspired lobby has a dramatic triple height ceiling. Hand-painted murals, Lalique installations and significant artworks are displayed throughout the property. The generous guestrooms all have floor to ceiling windows with beautiful spacious white marble bathrooms with Diptyque amenities in the suites and Ferragamo products in rooms. Luxurious La Prairie products from the hotel spa are part of the nightly turn down service. The rooftop pool has magnificent views, on a clear day, you can see all the way to downtown. Jean-Georges Vongerichten presides over both restaurants, Jean Georges Beverly Hills; donâ€™t miss the avocado pizza [see photo] and poolside at Rooftop by JG. CH Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, 9850 Wilshire Boulevard, 310.860.6666, www.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com
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CREATIVE MOVEMENT An artisanal tile company opens in the heart of the Los Angeles design community in the La Cienega Design Quarter
Tabarka Studio opened their first California showroom in the heart of the La Cienega Design Quarter in Los Angeles. For years, Tabarka Studio has produced terracotta tiles under the auspices of the leading names in the design industry. With important designer clients and the undeniable creative movement that the city is experiencing, Tabarka celebrates the launch of their Los Angeles showroom with a new terrazzo collection that reinterprets the golden age of Palm Springs, and the grand floors seen underfoot in the Art Deco movie palaces of the Broadway Theatre District in Downtown LA. Meir Zenati, Creative Director of Tabarka Studio says “We wanted to lay the groundwork for our company in Los Angeles because everything is happening here—there’s a tremendous spirit of free expression, of trying new things—it’s an extremely exciting time for the city, and we feel the La Cienega Design Quarter is really the epicenter of it all. CH Tabarka Studio, 912 N. La Cienega, Los Angeles, 323.320.4980, www.tabarkastudio.com
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The design duo Syd and Shea McGee bring their bright and clean aesthetic to the perfect â€œShop Around the Cornerâ€? in Costa Mesa, McGee & Co. The white shiplap walls, custom cabinetry and blue and white color palette are perfect for the beachside community. Pick up one of their top sellers, the La Pergola Extension Table or start small with a fresh front doormat. The store gives design enthusiasts the opportunity to shop for the Studio McGee look and recreate it in their own homes. McGee & Co., 1720 Santa Ana Avenue, Costa Mesa 949.242.8491 www.mcgeeandco.com
Two New Neighborhood Shops that Will Keep you Close to Home
The long time favorite design shop for indoor-outdoor living has arrived in Napa. The birthplace of the iconic seagrass basket trend has located at the new Napa retail development First Street Napa just below the Archer Hotel. The store will carry the the Mecox Collection, a line of furniture encompassing rope, rattan, parchment, and faux shagreen goods, along with a curated selection of contemporary and antique Asian furniture, MidCentury-style seating, and French provincial-style case goods. All goods in-store can be taken home the same day and Appointments | 949.335.4855 thousands of items will be available for special order and custom design. CH MECOX, 1214 1st Street, Napa, CA, 707.225.7505, www.mecox.com 48 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
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The Classics Collection is an extensive assortment of exclusive outdoor products under the Patioworld private label. They have been serving California residential and commercial customers for over 40 years. 888.777.2846, www.patioworld.net
Inspired by geometric tile carvings, the Barclay Butera Outdoor Collection for Castelle features intricate fretwork, curves and engineered castings. www.castelleluxury.com
The days are longer and entertaining moves outside with ocean breezes and fresh cut grass, it is time to consider an update on your outdoor decorating.
The vibrant Palma Outdoor was designed in the 1970â€™s by the late Michaell Szell. It is still relevant and fresh today. Los Angeles | Thomas Lavin, 8687 Melrose Avenue, No. B310, www.thomaslavin.com. San Francisco | de Sousa Hughes, 2 Henry Adams Street, No. 302,www.desousahughes.com, www.christopherfarrcloth.com
The Eternal Collection combines luxurious, contemporary design with strength and durability. A groundbreaking choice of color and designs options elevate the easy to care for flooring. Costa Mesa | 3303A Hyland Avenue, 714.434.0630. Los Angeles | 8900 Melrose Avenue 310.859.6333, www.starkcarpet.com
Bring the spirit of Brazil to your next outdoor design project with this vibrant lounge chair from the Tidelli Soft collection. Los Angeles | 8687 Melrose Avenue No. B116. Orange County | 18295 Euclid Avenue , Fountain Valley, www.tidelli.com 50 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
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A cozy new release from the heirloom quality outdoor artisans, a Two-Seater Virginia Bench with Herringbone Back. Los Angeles | 915 N. La Cienega Boulevard www.mckinnonharris.com San Francisco | Dunkirk 101 Henry Adams Street, No. 270, www.dunkirksf.com
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Field was designed by Tord Boontje and is based on the English Garden. Los Angeles | Thomas Lavin, 8687 Melrose Avenue, No. B310 www.thomaslavin.com San Francisco | de Sousa Hughes, 2 Henry Adams Street, No. 302 www.desousahughes.com www.christopherfarrcloth.com
A alatted teak table with chairs made by Hughes Bolcklow for Heals of London (circa 1930) is nice and tidy in any garden. Culver City | 11270 Washington Boulevard, 310.399.0024, email@example.com A French circa 1970â€™s primitive Faux Bois dining set from the never disappointing treasure trove at Obsolete. Culver City | 11270 Washington Boulevard, 310.399.0024, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Montgomery Bench in China White from esteemed garden furniture design firm cherished by design insiders. Los Angeles | Keith H. McCoy, 8710 Melrose Avenue, 310.745.1010, www.munder-skiles.com 52 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
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The roll tables recently launched in Milan designed by Patricia Urquiloa are the multi takers of any outdoor living area. www.kettal.com
The design stands out for the flawless use of the woven chess pattern. Each piece is handmade with nautical rope and perfectly balanced with the right amount of weather resistant fabric. Available in a wide selection of colors. Los Angeles | 8687 Melrose Avenue No. B116. Orange County | 18295 Euclid Avenue , Fountain Valley www.tidelli.com
Willy Guhl Loop Chairs, Switzerland Circa 1950 Massive Foundry Pot France 1900, Culver City | 11270 Washington Boulevard, email@example.com
This oval standing planter is just an example of the carefully curated outdoor furnishings and decor sourced globally in Landscape Designer Katharine Websterâ€™s new outdoor lifestyle store, Dash-Lane. Open by appointment only. San Francisco | 3325B Sacramento Street, IG@dash_lane.com
The Cala chair is designed for a spatial and light presence with large natural curves woven using latticed rope, available in a variety of colors. San Francisco | Dunkirk, 101 Henry Adams Street No. 270 www.dunkirksf.com
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Porto is stylish with graphic clean lines and produced in 100% acrylic which makes it a great choice for the great outdoors. Los Angeles | Thomas Lavin, 8687 Melrose Avenue, No. B310, www.thomaslavin.com. San Francisco | de Sousa Hughes, 2 Henry Adams Street, No. 302, www.desousahughes. com, www.christopherfarrcloth.com
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PETER DUNHAM HAS LIVED A LIFE
A New Peter Dunham Textiles Sunbrella Collection Introduces High Style to the Outdoors
well travelled. He was raised in France, summered in Spain and educated in England. Inspired by his travels through India, Turkey and the Mediterranean, Peter launched his own line of hand-printed textiles in 2003. Vibrant, sophisticated and charming, Peter’s textiles beg to be mixed for an adventurous, yet refined décor. This spring he launched a new Sunbrella outdoor collection, Performance Wovens, that is mildew resistant, fade resistant, water repellent and machine washable. Produced in high quality mills. CH LOS ANGELES | Hollywood at Home, 703 N. La Cienega Blvd, 310.273.6200, www.hollywoodathome.com SAN FRANCISCO | Holland and Sherry, 111 Rhode Island Street Suite B, 415.552.2144, www.hollandandsherry.com ORANGE COUNTY | Elizabeth 2915 Redhill Ave Suite B106-7, 714.708.2555, www.elizabethbenefield.com
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Architect Joe Spierer takes us on a tour in the place he calls home: Los Angeles’ South Bay BY DANA NICHOLS
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coastal homes in the Silicon Beach area, then you may have encountered the work of architect Joseph Spierer. The coastal cities from Venice to Manhattan Beach, have become home to companies of the mighty tech industry— and Spierer is fast becoming the go-to architect for many of its residents. It is with these clients that Joseph is creating some of the most coveted, tech-smart, coastal residences from urban modern to Cape Cod traditional, for ‘Silicon Beach’ h o m e o w n e r s a n d i nv e s t o r s. Jo s e p h approaches each project thoughtfully and creatively, bringing out the best in both ground-up construction and adaptive re-use, allowing clients to enjoy the process along the way. No one knows the South Bay of Los Angeles like Spierer. Here, the architect shares his hit list for an ultimate weekend in L.A.’s sunny beachside enclaves of Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beaches.
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“In Manhattan Beach, I love the gnocchi at Love & Salt. This restaurant has a great take on Italian cuisine. The octopus chorizo is to die for.” 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., 310.545.5252, www.loveandsaltla.com
CRÈME DE LA CREPE
“In Redondo Beach, in the heart of Riviera Village, Creme De La Crepe is a classic french creperie. The owner moved from France in search of the right location to bring his cuisine to the United States. As a frequenter, I cannot get enough. In 2011 we did a major remodel of the space changing the décor.” 1708 1/2 S Catalina Ave., 310.540.8811, www.cremedelacrepe.com PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF LOVE & SALT
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“Abigaile on Manhattan Avenue is one of my favorites. Set in a Brewery, the restaurant has a lively, fun atmosphere, a great beer selection, and the food is eclectic and delicious.” 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach, 310.798.8227, www.abigailerestaurant.com PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JOE SPIERER ARCHITECTS
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Neighborhoods DAY AT THE BEACH
“There is so much to do at Manhattan Beach. It is endless fun, but it is also quite busy. Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes have quieter beaches with fewer people for when you want more of a private experience.
BEST BEACH VIEW
In Palos Verdes, there is a spot at the top of the hill right off of Via Del Monte where you can sit down and see about 300 degrees of view. Because it is a Peninsula, it is one of the few places where you can really take in that much view.” A panorama view of Manhattan Beach from a home designed by Joe Spierer Architects. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF JOE SPIERER ARCHITECTS
“The Hermosa Pier is one of my favorites. Right along the pier there are lots of different styles of architecture right in the middle of a picturesque surrounding. Beautiful.” CAFÉ BONAPARTE
“Cafe Bonaparte in Hermosa Beach is great for coffee and a pastry. I don’t know where they get their coffee, but their cappuccinos are amazing. Being right on the walking street near the pier, it has a calm, yet exciting atmosphere.” 53 Pier Avenue, 310.374.0026, www.cafebonapartehb.com
PALOS VERDES ART CENTER
“The Palos Verdes Art Center is a gallery, art studio and local gathering place for the city. They have free exhibitions and art classes. This was one of our e a r l i e st p r o j e c t s, a n d I a m proud to have been a part of a building that gives back to the community.” 5504 Crestridge Road, 310.541.2479, www.pvartcenter.org
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Nathan Turner’s I Love California By Nathan Turner with Kerstin Czarra Photography by Victoria Pearson Figure out what your “style” means to you and then live it. That is Nathan Turner’s advice in his new book I Love California. Turner definitely knows his style which is the easy glam of California living. This book illustrates that perfectly. But the revelation is that it isn’t only the obvious California glamour of San Francisco or Los Angeles that’s pictured. It’s also California off-the-radar cities like Sausalito, Castroville, and Carpinteria, among others. The book is a journey from the redwoods of northern California to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada to the plains of Central California to the beaches of SoCal. As Turner says in his Introduction his style is “relaxed, barefoot sensibility.” This California lifestyle has inspired his home, what is on his table and what food he serves. Luckily for readers of his book, this lifestyle is beautifully illustrated in 200 luscious color photographs of table settings, interiors, verdant landscapes and, perhaps best of all, food. I Love California is an extremely personal and informative book with Turner explaining the progression of his career in both design and entertaining. The book is so personable that it’s like talking to a friend. His suggestions for food and design are both clever and doable, since both the recipes and the entertaining tips are simple to do and yet a feast for the eyes. This is a rarity. Here’s a book that is both a joy to flip through and savor and a book with recipes that are possible for an average cook to follow. Who could ask for more? CH Nathan Turner’s I Love California By Nathan Turner with Kerstin Czarra Photography by Victoria Pearson 240 pages; 200 color photographs Hardcover POB: US $40; Canada $50 ISBN: 978-1-4197-2899-0 Abrams New York
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LEFT Anaheim chiles and spices are ready for Turner’s chili con carne. OPPOSITE LEFT This is the kitchen that Nathan Turner calls his favorite kitchen design. OPPOSITE RIGHT Two yummy recipes that are easy to make: Sidna’s pea salad and smashed red potatoes with asiago.
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Events & Affairs FESTIVAL OF ARTS FINE ART SHOW – LAGUNA BEACH
NAPA VALLEY WINE AUCTION Tickets are now available for the 38th annual Auction Napa Valley, the American Wine Classic. Hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association to raise funds for community health and children’s education, this year’s Auction Napa Valley takes place May 31-June 2, 2018. Since 1981, Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) annual community fundraiser, has utilized the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines and the scenic beauty of the region to enhance the health and wellbeing of the Napa County community. To date, the NVV has invested $180 million from Auction Napa Valley proceeds in local nonprofit organizations. For more information please visit www.auctionnapavalley.org.
This summer explore Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts- a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere. There are even daily art classes for kids! Weekends are jam-packed with live music and special events providing entertainment for all. Open daily July 5 – September 1, weekdays from 12noon to 11:30pm and weekends 10am to 11:30pm. General Admission: Weekdays $10, Weekends $15; Students & Seniors: Weekdays $7, Weekends $11; Children 6-12: $5; Free Admission for Children 5 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents. For more info please call 800.487.3378 or visit www.foapom.com.
PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS – LAGUNA BEACH In the early years of the 20th century, a new generation of impressionists and plein air painters set up their easels outdoors and reveled in the natural beauty to be found as far as the eye could see. In the 2018 show, UNDER THE SUN, theatrical magic, live music and light-hearted storytelling will honor Laguna’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration. There’ll also be no shortage of fun and surprises as the Pageant acknowledges two local milestones: the 85th anniversary of “living pictures” at the Festival of Arts and the 100th anniversary of Laguna Art Museum. You won’t want to miss this exciting salute to a world of “art that lives and breathes” beneath the stars in the Pageant’s beautiful amphitheater. Nightly shows beginning July 7th through September 1, 2018. For more info please call 800.487.3378 or visit www.foapom.com. 66 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
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NEW AND SOPHISTICATED APPLIANCES HELP DICTATE THE FORM AND FLOW OF TODAYâ€™S KITCHEN TEXT BY KEVIN M. HENRY
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EMILY TAYLOR INTERIORS Open and inviting comes to mind at first glance of this stunning Arclinea kitchen from WPA SF. The cabinetry is a combination of white oak and glossy white thermoplastic; the open shelves are white oak. The countertops and backsplash on the sink elevation are Carrara marble. Notable features in this kitchen designed by Emily Taylor Interiors include, the use of 2 different cabinetry finishes with the “bump-out” at the sink in the white oak. The shallower cabinetry to the left and right of the sink provide great storage and counter space while accommodating the back door swing on one side and opening into the breakfast nook on the other. Cooking and refrigeration by Sub Zero Wolf. Galley lighting by Anour from Rue Verte. emilytaylorinteriors.com, wpasf.com
THE EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN KITCHEN HAS GROWN far from its primary function of food preparation, to that of “the social center of the home”. A place where the family, both nuclear as well as tribal, gather to share and communicate. The kitchen, this once private domain of the feminine world (or in the case of the wealthy, the “cook”) now reflects the world that we live in. Today we find that everyone is welcomed in the kitchen. More and more family members and friends are invited, if not encouraged, to participate in the ritual of preparation. Today we find the kitchen taking on a completely different role than any other time in history. Free and easy open and inviting…these are the new adjectives that best describe today’s kitchen. A room that has gone from the “heart of the home” to the “hub of the home”, the new command center for daily life. Our kitchens will continue to be heart of the home, if not the hub of the modern home, an essential element in our daily lives that touches and affects us both physically and emotionally, a place where we seek communion, rejuvenation and sanctuary. Of all the items we will choose for our home, the kitchen will provide us with a unique outlet for creation and self-expression. CH
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LISA STAPRANS The Danish inspired kitchen achieves the highest possible level of aesthetics and functionality by the absence of unnecessary details. Hardware free, oil treated oak fronts creates an open and inviting kitchen. Gaggenau refrigerator, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher and dryers and sinks by Officine Gullo all create the clean sophisticated look of this kitchen. stapransdesign.com
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Kitchens SNYDER DIAMOND This rustic barn-style home is outfitted with a luxury Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet kitchen. Compact in size, the outdoor kitchen is perfectly outfitted for entertaining family and friends. Kalamazooâ€™s weathertight stainless steel cabinetry allows for dishes, cooks tools and non-perishable food items to be stored outdoors all year long without moisture or debris seeping in. The Kalamazoo Hybrid Fire Grill is the focal point of the kitchen, and allows the homeowner to cook effortlessly with gas, wood or charcoal, in any combination. snyderdiamond.com
COOPER KITCHENS Cooper Pacific Kitchens selected Artcraft Cabinetry with a textured laminate with a high-gloss automotive finish. A custom hood of polished stainless steel and bronze matte glass was designed to align with the single pane glass upper cabinets. Architectural niches for art display were created above the refrigerator and oven. Appliance choices included a Wolf RangeTop, Miele Steam oven, Miele single oven, SubZero fridge/freezer, Sub-Zero wine unit, Bosch dishwasher, Wolf microwave. Countertop and backsplash by Neolith. Barstools by Roche Bobois. cooperkitchens.com
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MONARK It is that feeling you have when everything ust falls into place. Monarkâ€™s Dacor range is a reflection of the great design activated by the best appliances. Visit the new showroom at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. monarkhome.com
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PHX ARCHITECTURE The custom kitchen hood of polished and brushed stainless steel by Architectural Metals is the focal point of this open kitchen. Appliances by Sub Zero/Wolf blend seamlessly into the custom cabinetry by Deert Cove Woodworks Counter-top is in white Macaubus Quartzite. Back splash in New Wave White marble tiles. phxarch.com
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CAREN RIDEAU This modern, yet classic kitchen proves that white is still timeless. Custom cabinetry is by WoodMode Cabinetry, custom hood by Kitchen Design Group, A La Cornue Range, cabinet hardware from Waterworks, custom refrigerator by Custom Plumbing Fixtures, Waterstone countertops with Quartzite with back splash by Waterworks Tile. Lighting fixtures by Circa. Kitchendesigngroup.com
KITCHEN EXPO This stunning and spacious kitchen was created by designer, Rick Fahmie, to take full advantage of the spectacular, panoramic view of the Pacific ocean. The kitchen features custom grey-washed, horizontal grained oak cabinetry by Kitchen Expo. Countertops and backsplash are made of Quartzite. Appliances by Sub Zero Wolf. kitchenexpo.com
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WITFORD The owner of this West Hollywood bungalow, built in 1927, was able to keep some of the original character of the house by using an arched opening. This preserved the cove ceiling in the dining room and mimicked the arched opening into the living room on the opposite side of the dining room. For the kitchen back splash a hand crafted and painted ceramic tile from Mexico, sourced through The Last Layer in Rancho Santa Fe gives the kitchen new life. Hood and appliances are by Thermador. The quartz countertops are Vadara. witford.com
PORCELANOSA The designer created an updated kitchen for this Eichler remodel. The space was redesigned using Porcelanosaâ€™s KRION Solid Surface as the material for the countertop The Porcelanosa kitchen features a pull-out pantry, tilt-up wall cabinets with frosted and Porcelanosa tile was used on the backsplash and floor. porcelanosa-usa.com
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ELENA CALABRESE DESIGN ECD&D was brought in to incorporate a more modern feeling into an original 1896 Mill Valley home. Davinci marble, Schumacher, Circa ligting, custom cabinetry, Restoration Hardware, Sub Zero refrigerator, Selamet, Calacatta Oro Gold Cambria counter tops, C2 and Benjamin Moore Paints all combined to give this original 1896 home a completely new look. elenacalabrese.com
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In the living room a bronze mesh fireplace screen dresses up the stone mantle. A pair of woven hassocks placed in front allows for casual seating on cool nights. The charming cottage is located in bucolic San Anselmo and provides the homeowners a tranquil get away from their busy corporate lives.
MARIN RETREAT DESIGNER ANN LOWENGART CREATES A TRANQUIL AMBIANCE
TEXT BY KENDRA BOUTELL | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID DUNCAN LIVINGSTON
interior designer Ann Lowengart created a tranquil ambiance with a sand and sea color palette. The subtle hues remind her client, a San Francisco native, of childhood summers spent at Stinson Beach. With busy careers as housewares executives, she and her husband needed a casually elegant retreat for weekends and holidays. Marin County-based Ann Lowengart Interiors, founded in 2000, was the perfect firm for the project. O R A 1 9 3 0 â€™ S B U N G A L OW I N S A N A N S E L M O,
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Details like this make her happy client smile, “Annie listens to your ideas on style and them makes them better.” Starting with a blank slate, Lowengart set the tone in the entry with a hand block printed wallpaper from Galbraith & Paul. The Indian motif pattern features muted shades of sky, fog, and earth. As a counterpoint, the designer painted the living room cloud white. A gray stone mantel acts as the focal point of the room. Lowengart flanked this with mid-century styled bureaus covered in faux raffia and surmounted by sunburst mirrors. Across from the fireplace, she placed a sofa upholstered in a neutral textile along with a pair of English club chairs. To illuminate the space, Lowengart hung Ochre’s glass drop chandelier from the trey ceiling. The living room transitions into an open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room where the couple entertains family and friends. For lounging, Lowengart installed a banquette, and ottoman upholstered in Zak + Fox’s Tibetan inspired printed linen Khaden. She juxtaposed the sofa with two different side tables, one fabricated from hammered antique brass and the other hand-forged iron. When dining the homeowners choose between a button tufted bench with bistro chairs around a canted corner table or rustic counter stools at the kitchen island. Upstairs, in the master bedroom, Lowengart continued the coastal color story with tints of ivory, aqua, and seal. Luxurious window treatments cocoon the room, horizontally striped curtains frame Roman shades made from Sandra Jordan’s Prima Alpaca. A pair of side tables in a driftwood finish accompanies the tailored upholstered bed. Indulging in morning coffee or an evening glass of wine, her clients recline in armchairs covered with a flame stitched Ikat. A hand-loomed area rug from Stark Carpet anchors the room. Lowengart added a touch of whimsy to the bathroom with Romo’s Fougere Beatrix wallpaper. The designer contrasted the café noir floral design with a linear patterned fabric at the window. Details like this make her happy client smile, “Annie listens to your ideas on style and them makes them better. My husband loves everything that we have done!” CH
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Lowengart incorporated the clientâ€™s vintage wood drop leaf table into the roomâ€™s design. On it, a pair of candlestick lamps flank the moody landscape painting.
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ABOVE From the white kitchen, the windows look out to the pastoral back yard where the clients like to sit outside on warm days enjoying white sangria.
Throughout, the designer accessorized with timeless celadon and white ceramics reflecting the homeâ€™s causal atmosphere.
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In the entry, the foliate patterned wall covering echoes the foliage viewed from outside the window. A two-tiered wood and metal console table provides practical storage with its lower drawers.
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For the master bedroom, a flower shaped ottoman reflects the natural motifs in the house. It is upholstered in a linen blend textile from Mokum and finished with feather gimp.
For the powder room, Lowengart selected a quatrefoil patterned wallcovering with cream background outlined in spring green. The cut corner mirror echoes the geometric shape of the wallpaper.
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The back of the house allowed more generous light flow than the precise Georgian window proportions found on the front facade. As both the building and landscape architect, William Hefner created a seamless design.
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GEORGIAN On My Mind
A 10,000-SQUARE-FOOT HOUSE OVERLOOKING THE BLUFFS OF THE PACIFIC PALISADES TEAMS CLASSIC GEORGIAN ARCHITECTURE WITH THE BEACHIEST OF BUILDING MATERIALS TEXT BY CANDACE ORD MANROE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROGER DAVIES & LISA ROMEREIN
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The living room reflects the fondness that homeowner Heather Bland, an interior designer, has for blue-and-white porcelains, gilded mirrors, color, and jute. The pair of custom slipper chairs are covered in a Michael Smith velvet. The chandelier is from David Iatesta. The same fixture, plus crystals, hangs in the dining room. Sofa pillows are Brunschwig & Fils. Bland found the antique mirror, one of matched pair, on First Dibs.
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R C H I T E C T W I L L I A M H E F N E R B R E AT H E D
a sigh of deep relief when his clients Jack and Heather Bland, an interior designer, assured him they wanted a true traditional style for their new home built on the lot formerly occupied by a ’60s ranch. “Not a diluted traditional that’s equal parts transitional, but a Georgian traditional,” he said—a style not common among California’s plethora of Spanish-modern mashups. The next decision—a building material that would dress the facade—was even more unusual. “Typically, it would be some of sort of painted wood or brick siding, which are really overused here.” But thankfully, his clients had something else in mind. “We had fallen in love with the Palms [Resort] at Turks and Caicos,” says Heather, “which is built entirely of shell or coral stone. It seemed a natural for our new house, which is just across the street and up the cliffs from the Pacific Ocean.” Concurs Hefner: “Using this Carribean shell stone was a great fit. It gave the house the right character.”
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For the architect, the biggest challenge was dealing with the scale of the house. “Trying to get enough modulation and interest was a constant.” – ARCHITECT WILLIAM HEFNER
Georgian symmetry and proportions define the front facade (“windows couldn’t be too large,” notes Hefner) while a nod to the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle occurs at the back, with a towering family room that blossoms into the second floor spaces, which overlook the family room with a classical chinoisserie railing. “The idea was to have a lot of glass in back. You couldn’t in the front, or it wouldn’t be Georgian,” explains Hefner. Connecting the upstairs sleeping wing to the downstairs family room by nearly doubling the family room’s ceiling height is one of Hefner’s favorite devices for conquering the potentially daunting mass. For Heather, this feature is especially beloved for giving the house its soulful light. “Whether we’re with our family or entertaining, the kitchen is our favorite space. It is always lit—even when not a single light is turned on. Beautiful natural light flows through,” she says. “The house really breathes.” In addition to the shell stone, another building material, the black and white marble floor tiles, are lifted straight from the playbook of British Colonial design from the Blands’ favorite Caribbean resort. “Heather absolutely knew what she wanted in many instances, but she’s the first to admit that one of the curses of a designer doing her own home is too many choices,” says Hefner. “She relied on us to be the tie-breaking vote. She never limited our creativity by being too specific.” For the architect, the biggest challenge was dealing with the scale of the house. “Trying to get enough modulation and interest was a constant,” he says. Working out classic English motifs for railings, bannisters, and even skylights that combined Chinese fretwork and chinnoiserie was one way he integrated spaces. As both the structural architect and the landscape architect, Hefner also had the advantage of being able to knit indoor and outdoor spaces together cohesively. “It was a balancing act of creating the proper number of covered and uncovered backyard spaces, and working the loggia and the pool house into the design,” he says. Though she approved drawings of Hefner’s various design motifs, seeing them in real life was something altogether different. And marvelous. “The skylights are a great example,” Heather says. “There’s one above the staircase, another that lights the shower in the master bath, and another in the children’s hallway. Those were real surprises, which I hadn’t been able to understand on paper.” The staircase skylight lights up at night, providing a whole other mood that must be experienced to understand. A lover of color, Heather chose a blue and green palette to thread its way through the spaces. “I also love chinnoiserie, gilded frames, blue-and-white porcelains”—decorative details that imbue the home with its classic character. As with all her projects, she began the decorating process with selection of a single fabric. “Here, it was the Osborne & Little fabric on the back of the green chairs in the family room.” More formal notes are rendered livable by the family room’s warm honey-hued grasspaper that connects the whitepaneled walls to the white-paneled ceiling. The beauty—and success—of the house for Heather is this: “Having a home where you can wear jeans and tee-shirts, but also a ball gown.” CH
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A chinoiserie railing on the second floor overlooks the soaring family room below. A honey-hued Holland and Sherry seagrass paper adds warmth and texture to the upper walls. Blandâ€™s design for the house began with the Osborne & Little fabric she selected for the back of the green wing chairs.
ABOVE The master bathâ€™s piece de resistance is a gold tub. OPPOSITE The guest room is papered and curtained in Brunschwig & Fils. Bed linens are Leotine.
A Designer of
BARCLAY BUTERA CREATES BEAUTIFUL AIRY SPACES TO ENHANCE HIS CLIENTSâ€™ LIFESTYLES TEXT BY KATHY BRYANT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN GARVIN
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The living room is resplendent in crisp white but was kept warm and inviting by using darker woods and furniture to balance the space.
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RIGHT Butera maintained this “blue on white” theme throughout the entire project. He used a rich velvet on the hallway settee to create a warm respite in there.
The symmetry and balance of the dining room was enhanced by matching sideboards with a center chandelier acting as jewelry for the room.
HIS CHARMING TRANSITIONAL CLASSIC
home in Pasadena, California, designed by Barclay Butera, principal of Barclay Butera Interiors in Newport Beach, was the first family house he’d done for this client; other projects were vacations homes. “It was very exciting to get this project. New clients always inspire, although we want to do an amazing job for all our clients. Our mantra is ‘client for life’ so we always aim to please on the first go around,” says Butera. It was kismet that brought the client and Butera together in the first place because his firm had designed the husband’s sister’s home first. “The client came into our showroom and saw those drawings on the presentation table and was hooked.” Butera posits that one of the perks of having a showroom is that potential clients get to see projects both in progress or finalized. Often that leads to new business. Butera enjoys working in Pasadena because there is so much heritage there and it’s a beautiful community steeped in tradition. It’s certainly true that it’s a joy to drive through neighborhoods there since much of the old Southern California architectural past still shines through. “We find that people in Pasadena know what they want, although they are open to new ideas too.” This over 5,000-square-foot-house built in 2015 on almost a half an acre of land was a case in point. Butera worked closely with the client who had strong ideas about what they wanted. “We like that because then we can use our talents to create a lifestyle space that makes their vision come true. Elegance with comfort and livability was the plan.” Known for his love of a white and blue palette, Butera finds it both crisp and soothing with its echoes of the sky, ocean and soft sand. This project was right for that palette so they ran with it. The client wanted everything new and fresh so the majority of the pieces in the home were in the design plan. Butera has many licensed collections that he can draw from and integrate into his design projects which gives him many creative choices. So although nothing here was fully bespoke, they did customize pieces specially for the client.
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Since this is a family home and the client has young children, Butera worked with the architect to create a living room that had an area for their children’s tutoring. Opening up the great room to the outside with glass doors for an airy feeling and for easy entertaining was an important feature also. The downstairs bedroom serves as the husband’s own getaway retreat as well as guest room. Butera always works closely with the architect to ensure that the architecture and exterior design coordinates with the interiors. “Our goal was to marry form and function here, all the while keeping it very glamorous,” continues Butera. “I think the success of any project has to be the overall final result and happy clients make us the most proud.” CH
ABOVE This Pasadena house has traditional architecture to correspond with the neighborhood.
Butera loves a crisp white kitchen but placed chocolate croc leather barstools to warm the space.
ABOVE Over-sized furniture with blueand-white accents acts as a focal point in the hallway.
A great conversational space is created by having matching sofas face each each other with a fireplace that is perfect for cool evenings.
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“Our goal was to marry form and function here, all the while keeping it very glamorous. I think the success of any project has to be the overall final result and happy clients make us the most proud.” – DESIGNER BARCLAY BUTERA
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The owners love to entertain so the outdoors is a perfect place for pool parties and relaxing evenings. The furniture was selected to be both comfortable and glamorous.
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THE TRANSLUCENT LIGHT OF SEA AND SKY ILLUMINATE THIS SANTA BARBARA-STYLE FAMILY HOME IN NEWPORT COAST TEXT BY KATHY BRYANT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES BRADY
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Henry curated the interior plants adjacent to the staircase in the entry. Lighting by Synergy Lighting and Espace Design. Custom glass panels in nature-inspired shades of blue and green from Dirk Maes at Maes Stained Glass.
Spare yet striking landscaping by Tom Henry at Orchids de Oro befits the modern vibe of the house.
GORGEOUS IN SUNSET BEACH
DESIGNER ADALINE FAGEN FINDS A DREAM JOB ON THE COAST TEXT BY KAVITA DASWANI | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARY E. NICHOLS
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In the sleek, light-filled living room are framed textiles from the Espace Private Collection of Hollywood memorabilia from the James and Beverly Coburn Estate. The minimalist aesthetic continues in a custom iron bookcase and custom steel fireplace by Ferrari Forge. Pale shades covering the large windows are by Window Collections. Guests are encouraged to lounge on a curved sofa by de Sede at Functions. Also making up the space are lounge chairs by Molta at In-Ex and a coffee table, tea table and chairs by Maxalto at Diva RIGHT
N HER EXPANSIVE AND ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER,
designer Adaline Fagen has worked on topnotch hotels and restaurants (the W in San Diego and Ortolan in Los Angeles), prestige law offices, the City of West Hollywood City Hall - even airplanes. But it was a 7,000 square foot home on Sunset Beach - a gorgeously scenic area nestled between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach - that allowed Fagen and her team to truly flex all their creative muscles, and to collaborate with clients who “made it a dream job for us,” she said. Fagen is the founder of Espace Design Inc, a Santa Monica-based design studio that has been in practice in since 1985; it was originally established in Montreal in 1980 before the Alabama-born Fagen decamped to California. For the Sunset Beach project, which took four years to complete, Espace worked on “75 percent of the details of the house. “As designers, we played a much larger role than typically is placed by a designer on a p r o p e r t y l i k e t h i s,” s h e s a i d . “ N o d e t a i l w e n t unnoticed.” The original house, owned and occupied by a couple retired from the financial industry, was torn down and rebuilt. The original house, said Fagen, was a bit garish but Fagen’s approach was to create a home that was “soft contemporary, not stark. Another jumping off point: Her client loved nature, owned a yacht, spent time in Alaska and the Baja Peninsula and her affinity for the outdoors needed to show up in her indoor space. “We focused on the sand, sea and sky. The house is right on the sand. From any part of it, you can see the ocean.” Not that Fagen didn’t have to work closely with the client to get the exact tone of the space right; the idea was to focus on soothing, muted shades, but the client had her reservations.
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“We focused on the sand, sea and sky. The house is right on the sand. From any part of it, you can see the ocean.” – DESIGNER ADALINE FAGEN
“I told her it would be nice to work with a softer palette, more in keeping with the nature around the house,” said Fagen. “But we had to work through it. In the beginning, she said everything looks grey, but nothing was. There was sea foam green and the colors that are right outside the window. But initially, to her, it was devoid of color because it wasn’t this one giant color.” The house has some pretty spectacular element such as the million dollar home automation system, with the ‘ brains’ of the house a design feature in itself, encased within glass in a separate room by the entrance. The system
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does everything; It’s hooked up to the iPads in each room that control the music, lighting, television and draperies in each room. There is a screen behind the glass elevator that shows exactly what is going on outside on the beach in real time. A camera inside the aquarium allows visitors to gaze on at the abundance marine life without having to go anywhere. “ Working on the house was fun because it was about perfection,” said Fagen. “It wasn’t just about shopping for furniture but getting into the nitty-gritty details - how plaster is applied, what the lighting is. It was wonderful.” CH
In the indooroutdoor family room is a custom stainless steel fireplace and outdoor grill by Ferrari Forge. The wooden circular dining table, chairs and bar stools are from Gregorius Pineo at Kneedler Fauchere, complementing the furniture from Christian Liaigre at Thomas Lavin. White onyx disc sculptures from Tom Henry at Orchids de Oro. Troy Adams at Studio Becker created the lava stone kitchen island and cabinetry.
Fagen says the staircase linking the three-story home is one of the most dramatic elements of the house.
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“Working on the house was fun because it was about perfection,” said Fagen. “It wasn’t just about shopping for furniture but getting into the nitty-gritty details - how plaster is applied, what the lighting is. It was wonderful.” – DESIGNER ADALINE FAGEN
The indoor-outdoor flow of the house continues in the luxurious entertaining spaces. A cream-colored sofa from Groundpiece at In-Ex anchors a nest of tables and ottomans and bamboo rug all from In-Ex. Fagen says the choice of colors was to match the sand-and-sea outside.
ABOVE The pale blue-and-sand theme continues on the resortstyle outdoor custom steel patio deck, where the dining table, chairs, chaise lounges and side tables are by Janus et Cie. Dedon created the sofa and umbrellas. And an outdoor shower by Ferrari Forge is on hand for those making a quick dip in the ocean on the house’s doorstep.
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WESTWEEK 2018 Witford LA And California Homes Partner With An Exciting Group Of Panelists
The Pacific Design Center’s Spring Market is the West Coast’s showcase for global design. California Homes partnered with Witford LA to present an exciting panel on the influence of global design on California design. Panelists included landscape architect Anna Hoffman, interior designer David Phoenix, luxury builder Mauricio Oberfeld of Dugally-Oberfeld and architect Richard Manion. Moderated by Editor-in-Chief Susan McFadden. 4
1 Panelists includes from the left, designer David Phoenix, architect Richard Manion, landscape architect Anna Hoffman, Susan McFadden, California Homes and luxury builder Mauricio Oberfeld from Dugally Oberfeld. 2 Mauricio Oberfeld & guests 3 Richard Witzel and Thom Theis of WITFORD 4 Larry Bradford, Jeff Simp-
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ko and Brian MacLaggen 5 All upholstery and casegoods in the images were designed by David Phoenix for Hickory Chair. 6 Witford LA exterior 7 Richard Manion and Larry Bradford 8 All upholstery and casegoods in the images were designed by David Phoenix for Hickory Chair
NAPA WANTS TO KNOW:
What Do The Fires Teach Us? BY KENNETH FRIEDENREICH
“THE WORLD WATCHES TELEVISION AND THEY BELIEVED NAPA
Perched on a green knoll overlooking the north end of the Stags Leap District, Silverado Vineyards offers a portfolio of wines that are as accomplished as the view. Photo courtesy Silverado Vineyards. ABOVE Made up of 17 wineries, the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association is a tight-knit group of wineries, each with a stellar portfolio. Photo courtesy Robert Bruno Photography.
Valley burned down.” So, Gladys Horiuchi, Director of Communications for the California Wine Institute told me last fall after this latest crisis ended. It only ended, of course, for TV news crews that sped off to the next train wreck. Admittedly, flashing footage on the nightly news intoned gravely with knitted brow, leaves much of the story outside the frame. So, it becomes tempting to contrive the narrative less as a record than a soap opera. I know--I was in the television news business for most of the 1990s. Being first is better than being accurate. Witness the Napa coverage at William Hill Winery. Located on Atlas Peak Road, this area sustained considerable conflagration and damage. The signage at the roadside announcing the name of this winery had fallen, a bit scorched worse for wear--but salvageable, if only as a token of what happened. The various network news crews and others made sure to use the unfortunate sign as bump or lead image to introduce their “package” or from the scene standup coverage, all the while ignoring the property itself, spared the fire damage. More contrivance characterized the narratives. Most fruit had come off the vines, was sorted, stemmed and crushed. The bulk of the big haul rested in fermentation tanks or was already in barrel. Speed is the essence of winemaking once grapes come in from the field. The images shown belied these circumstances. What we didn’t see was the gallant stand at Regusci Winery on the Silverado Trail, where the family and its extended family of field and wine workers battled back encroaching flames licking at the main buildings. They beat the flames back to save their business for another vintage. The 2015 Estate bottled Merlot and Zinfandel attest to the character of these Stags Leap District wines. The heroics came later. Clos Du Val Winery staff braved the dry Napa River bed to gain access to their winery, start emergency power, and make sure the atmosphere inside the place kept fermenting juice happy and stable, despite the chaos leaping here and there under the curtain of smoke and noise. “We didn’t want our wine to taste like a wet campfire.” Up Silverado Trail at Baldacci Family Vineyards in the heart of the District, Elizabeth Bouchard, manager of the tasting room, observed post-blaze, “Traffic is down in the Valley at hotels, restaurants and in tasting rooms, thanks to over-sensationalized news coverage. Hey, world--Napa Valley is still here and open for business.” A salient point largely ignored by mainstream media is a commonplace. Grape vines don’t burn like kindling, and their yards usually act
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BARCLAY BUTERA PROPERTIES A Grand Opening Event Is Hosted By California Homes Magazine It was a crowded party when friends and clients gathered to help Barclay Butera celebrate the grand opening of Barclay Butera Properties. Sparkling Wines and hors dâ€™ouevres were served as guests mingled late into the evening. Sponsors included Bang Olufsen and Monark Premium Appliance Company. Garrett Calacci, co-founder of the firm and Landon Ball, senior associate were also in attendance. 2
1 Landon Ball Barclay Butera Properties, Ray Langhammer Barclay Butera Interiors, Garrett Calacci and Blake Mitchell Barclay Butera Properties 2 Alessandra and Giancarlo Mandelli Tidelli Outdoor Living, Patricia Hilton and Lisa Gallegos Hilton Builders, and Barclay Butera 3 Michele Prata Prata Studio, Bill Elson Ethan Allen, Lauren Kirsch Barclay Butera Interiors and Lucy Del Real Porcelanosa 4 Linda McCall California Homes Magazine Associate Publisher and Barclay Butera
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5 1st row: Marlene Locke, Patricia Frisoni Monark and Susan McFadden Editor in Chief California Homes Magazine. 2nd row: Ben Elkin and Shea Diaz Monark Premium Appliances, Adam Rejino and Miguel Sandoval Bang & Olufsen, Landon Ball and Barclay Butera, Jurgen Praeger Bang & Olufsen 6 Adam Rejino, David Junk and and Jurgen Praeger Bang & Olufsen, Patricia Frisoni and Shea Diaz Monark Premium Appliances, Miguel Sandoval and Linda McCall 7 Denny Muusse Stark Carpet, Kristina Lamb Tesla Mission Viejo, and Dee and Richard Dick
It’s a new day in the Stags Leap District and resilience is everywhere in the attitude of this wine region. Photo courtesy of Bob McClenahan Photography.
as fire breaks. We’re not here to minimize the destruction and losses of life--this was a real crisis. Resilience, may not show in tasting notes, but it’s everywhere in attitude. On a beautiful afternoon in late winter, we sat in an open and canopied dining space at Taylor Family Vineyards enjoying a cold lunch with their 5 wines, each worth a second pass--a 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, two Cabernets (the 2013 SLD Estate Reserve and the 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet), and their 2014 red blend. The small output and the reluctance of the family to become a public grange makes sampling these wines a pleasure worth advance planning. You will need to make an appointment. Over lunch, Patricia Taylor recalled just how close the fires came. “My son called, and said, you had best look outside. The flames were coming down the slope and then made a sharp turn on that side of Silverado Trail, as if to avoid jumping the road. Good thing, too.” The recent vintages in our glasses behaved with the calm assurance of those people they please who know better than to believe what they see on television. Fire fallout is most visible sporadically, but damage from ash, smoke and waste disposal pose stubborn longer-term consequences. The DeKovens of Calistoga were stuck with 7 tons of Cab fruit under contract when the winery buyer backed off alleging smoke taint. The DeKovens filed suit. More troubling, the latest Napa acceptable use rules on the ballot pit icons like Randy Dunn of Howell Mountain against Caymus’ Charlie Wagner, Jr., as to whether good farming is not as good as no farming. It’s so Napa. Fires? Quakes? Ballot initiatives? Kudos to Californians who work serenely and well with or without a net. Road 31: 2016 Pinot Noir was in the caves at rest when the fires swooped down. The area at Soda Canyon Road looks like a petrified forest. Hold this wine for 2-3 years. Ilsley Vineyards, in the Stags Leap District, allocates most of their fruit to Shafer. But the siblings oversee an operation of beguiling beauty with wines in small lots to justify the view. Make an appointment. Stewart Cellars in Yountville is just outside the areas most at risk. Blair Guthrie produces wine with more finesse than brashness. The wine club
hideout and tasting room are stylish like the wines. You’re in tall cotton with his 2014 Cabernet and 2016 Chardonnay. Silverado Vineyards played host to us on their remarkable property in the Stags Leap District. You cannot go wrong with the Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Franc. The portfolio is as accomplished as the view. Tulocay--winemakers Bill and daughter Brianna Cadman take credit that Buddy the Barking Dog insists belongs to him for such gems as 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Clos Du Val, also in Stags Leap District, is rebuilding its visitor center haunt and the fires had less to do with the change than the arrival of Steve Tamburelli as new president for a place well loved also for its Carneros Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I adored these 35 years ago. Speaking of 1983, we pulled a Zinfandel from the early Reagan years and it has aged with remarkable vigor. Baldacci--maybe you will not notice the temporary classroom environment of the visitor center as they remodel their tasting room. It’s one of those Napa stories that never quite resolves. The wines, however, from this legendary property should more than please. The blends now offered are joyful use of wine grapes. The Carneros Syrah, a beloved interloper, takes its place without demur with the Cabernets. Bialle--no question, the Black Chicken rules this roost. The story is almost as good as the wine. Visitors here will view rows of Zinfandel, now a rarity on the 40,000 acres of valley floor. This is wine for the grand feast with good crystal just as much at home on the patio. Prager--okay--money of all denominations and all nations hang from the ceiling like sleeping bats. This place is for sailors, who know port from starboard. You can drink port. Get your sea legs here. Stags’ Leap Winery--Christophe Paubert, winemaker grew up in Bordeaux. He has made wine here for nearly a decade. The wines made are not transplants. This is a serene, self-assured portfolio set within a late Victorian manse, complete with high ceilings, big hearths, stained glass, and furniture smaller than a Buick sedan. Nostalgia is good when you’re able to drink wine like this. Try the 2016 Napa Valley Viognier, the 2014 Financier blend, or the exquisite 2014 Cede Malis Petite Syrah. One nearly forgets the flames. CH
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WISE INVESTING Real Estate, Stocks Or Money Market? A Conversation About Options On Saturday, Mar. 10, design industry professionals gathered at a Bel-Air estate for a panel on real estate investing led by KNX 1070 Newsradio’s Senior Money Anchor Frank Mottek. Panelists Curt Northrup of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Joe Spierer of Joseph Spierer Architects, and Anita Brown of Beverly Hills Wealth Management provided a lively discussion on topics ranging from Los Angeles real estate to the stock market. The six-bedroom contemporary 1960s restored Bel-Air residence provided an ideal venue for guests including Gordon Gibson, Merry Norris, Peter Zellner, Cesar Giraldo and Lori Dennis. Situated on a secluded slope in the Stone Canyon area of Bel-Air, the home, listed by Ernie Carswell & Chris Pickett of Douglas Elliman, was a luxurious gathering place that impressed all those in attendance. 2
1 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 2 Panelists Curt Northrup, Douglas Elliman, Joseph Spierer and Anita Brown 3 Winston Chappell, Ann Ascher, Frank Mottek and Joe Spierer 4 Beverly Denenberg, Stuart Denenberg and Christine Anderson
THE FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY An Art Filled Evening Celebrating French Culture with Northern California Chapter and gracious hosts Andrew and Francoise Skurman Lovely views and a beautiful, art-filled home was the setting for French Heritage Society to celebrate the annual Fête des Rois. Hosts Andrew and Françoise Skurman shared stories of the artists in their collection, including the work of the hostess, sculptor Françoise Jaudel Skurman. The party ends with the traditional galette and the crowning of the king, determined by the lucky one to find the special favor, (fêve), in the cake. Believing all of her guests are royalty, Françoise personally selected every porcelain fêve in Paris and presented them to everyone. For more information please visit www.frenchheritagesociety.org.
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