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Contents 60 RESTRAINED ELEGANCE
Antonio Martins Modernizes A Historic Home In Cow Hollow Text by Kendra Boutell Photography by Drew Kelly
68 DISCO DIVES, PALM SPRINGS STYLE
A 1970s Stan Sackley Homes Gets Its Groove On With A Retro Renovation By Thomboy Properties
Text by Linda L. McAllister Photography by Ketchum Photography
76 A FOREVER HOME A Brentwood Home Refines Tuscan Architectural Style With Clean-lined Detailing And Airy Rooms That Stretch Out And Breathe Text by Candace Ord Manroe Photography by Peter Valli
84 NOW AND ZEN Jan Turner Hering Captured Timeless Style In This Dana Point Residence Text by Ann Lingle Photography by David O. Marlow
92 W ALKING THROUGH HEAVENS DOORS Breathtaking Views Are Highlighted At This Beachfront Home In Orange County
Text by Johnelle Walker Photography by Mark Lohman
The outdoor terrace of this home built by builder Matt Dugally of Dugally Oberfeld, interior design by Josh Brown and architecture by Chris Light, features a grand retractable door opening up access to the living room. Patio outdoor furniture by Lee Industries. The Reef sofa and Kewah chair and ottoman are constructed with Russian Birch frames, stainless steel, outdoor cushions and Italian outdoor fabrics. Natural split sea grass hand-braided in a 20-ply weave over a plantation hardwood frame for this ottoman is by Jeffrey Alan Marks for Palecek. All available at Witford Home at Laguna Design Center, Pacific Design Center and San Francisco Design Center. See story beginning on page 92. Photograph by Mark Lohman
RIGHT This Brentwood home designed by Mehran Shahverdi, principal of MSH Design Inc, conceptualized a Tuscan style of architecture that puts the family first. Interior design by the late designer Joe Nye who worked closely with the owners. See story beginning on page 76. Photograph by Peter Valli
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16 CALENDAR California Museums and Galleries BY JOHNELLE WALKER
21 NOTEBOOK 21 Visionary | Master Glass Blower John Pomp 24 What’s New Showrooms 26 Product | Get Plastered 28 Product Round Up 30 Cloth & Paper 32 At Auction
54 FOOD & WINE The Family-Owned Demetria Estate Winery Is A Hidden Gem In Santa Ynez
34 BOOKS REVIEWED BY KENDRA BOUTELL
The New Shingled House By John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman, Joel Barkley, Marc Kristal
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100 WINES OF THE WORLDS A Visit to Burgundy Has Something for Every Wine Lover
44 DESIGNER PROFILE Victoria Imperioli Singular Designs Connect The Past With The Present
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAMANTHA
48 EVENTS & AFFAIRS Exciting And Prestigious Events Throughout The State
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52 ARTIST PROFILE
Darren Franks Pairs with Designers for that Finishing Touch
BY KATHY BRYANT
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARIANNE
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK LOHMAN
BY KATHY BRYANT PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALAIN DOIRE
Three Wines From The Santa Rita Hills AVA in Lompoc BY KEN FRIEDENREICH
106 CONTACTS 107 AD INDEX 108 TRAVEL After A Devastating Hurricane In September of 2014, Las Ventanas Al Paraiso Has Been Restored To Its Original Glory BY SUSAN MCFADDEN
INVIGORATING DESIGN The CL.1 faucet, a new, tactile experience by Dornbracht
California has been called the West Coast Capital of the USA, The Northern Capital of Latin America, or the Eastern Capital of the Pacific Rim. Whatever we call this wonderful State of ours we know it is a place of great diversities and cultures, including diversity in architecture and design. This issue reflects this same variety in our features. From a sophisticated apartment in San Francisco to a family home in Brentwood, we have it all . We want to thank John and Sandra Zahoudanis for opening their home, Demetria Estate Winery for our food and wine feature. Located at the end of a narrow and winding road
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, will be published in the fall by Pointed Leaf Press. See her story on MSH Design’s Brentwood Home beginning on page 76.
in the Santa Ynez Valley, north of Santa Barbara, this beautiful winery and home is definitely Mediterranean in character. Santa Barbara caterer Maili Holme, graciously contributed her expertise in the kitchen as you will see from the food images gracing the pages of the story that begins on page 54. Many thanks to the gracious staff at Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico for taking such good care of us. Las Ventanas is truly one of the great resorts of the world and I think you’ll enjoy this travel feature. If you’re looking for new product please see our special Notebook section, which includes new showrooms opening around California. We hope you enjoy the diversity in this Fall issue as much as we did producing the stories.
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LINDA L. MCALLISTER
Linda McAllister is an accomplished writer, editor and project manager who introduces us to fascinating people, brings one-of-a-kind places into readers’ living rooms and enjoys finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. A magazine journalist for more than 20 years, she resides in Palm Springs, CA, and travels coast to coast for engaging writing projects. See her cover story on Palm Springs beginning on page 68.
Born and Raised in Los Angeles, Peter Christiansen Valli has been shooting architecture and interiors for over thirty year. In addition to his professional career as a photographer, Peter likes to give back and devotes a good deal of time helping charities advocating for kids in, or facing the foster systems. He has published two books on residential design. See his photography displayed on story beginning on page 76. See his photography displayed on cover story beginning on page 76.
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For the first time in its 40-year history, the postwar and contemporary art collection assembled by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad will be shown to the public in its most comprehensive installation when The Broad opens on September 20, 2015. Although many of the artworks in the internationally renowned 2,000-piece collection have been seen by the public in relative isolation through The Broad Art Foundation’s 30-year lending library to museums around the world, the inaugural installation at The Broad’s new landmark building on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles will feature a sweeping, chronological journey through its contemporary art collection that has never before been possible in such depth.
THE NORTON SIMON MUSEUM
A Revolution of the Palatte: The First Synthetic Blues and Their Impact on French Artists is on exhibition now through January 4, 2016. The accidental discovery of Prussian blue in an alchemist’s laboratory around 1704 helped open up new possibilities for artistic expression at the dawn of the Enlightenment. Through stunning works from the museum’s permanent collection, alongside loans, this exhibition explores the use of this pigment, followed by the introduction of cobalt blue and synthetic ultramarine by French artists from the Rococo period to the threshold of Impressionism. Installation in The Broad’s third floor gallery including works by Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince and Sherrie Levine. Photograph by Iwan Baan
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THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART
John William Godward The Muse Erato at Her Lyre, 1895 Oil on canvas Pérez Simón Collection, Mexico, © Arturo Piera Harpsichord converted to a piano (France), 1754 Wood, various materials The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1944
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The Art of Music, on view from September 26, 2015 through January 5, 2016 explores the intersection between music and art in honor of Balboa Park’s Centennial celebration themed in relation to its musical performances held nearly every day during the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. With loans from major museums, private collections, and the museum’s permanent collection visitors will see over 200 works by iconic artists including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Rufino Tamayo, William Hogarth, Henri Matisse, and more. This exhibition presents an impressive display of paintings, sculptures, and photographs, alongside contemporary video, installation and sound art, and musical instruments throughout history from around the world. For more information please call 619.232.7931 or visit www.sdmart.org.
Gustave Caillebotte (French, 1848–1894) Canoe on the Yerres River, 1878 Oil on canvas 25-7/8 x 31-7/8 inches Norton Simon Art Foundation, from the Estate of Jennifer Jones Simon
Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin (French, 1841–1927) The Seine at Charenton (formerly Daybreak), 1874 Oil on canvas 21-1/4 x 25-3/8 inches Norton Simon Art Foundation
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Calendar | MUSEUMS & GALLERIES GALLERY ROUTE ONE
Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann Cauldron 2 Acrylic, Sumi Ink on Paper 62.5 x 65.5 inches
Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann Caldron 6 Acrylic, Sumi Ink and Silkscreen on paper 60 x 60 inches
LAURA KORMAN GALLERY
Laura Korman Gallery is pleased to exhibit artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann in the galleryâ€™s forthcoming exhibition, CAULDRON. The exhibition is on view from September 23, 2015 through December 15, 2015 with a public reception on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 5-8 pm. Mann begins each of her large-scale compositions with stains of color, pouring diluted acrylic, ink and water onto paper as it lies on the floor of her studio. She then gradually builds up organic forms working from the chance evaporations and shapes left behind.
Gallery Route One (GRO) will be featuring the exhibitions Graveson & Morvitz: Drawings and Photos in a Different Light beginning September 18 through October 25, 2015. GRO was founded in 1983 along Highway One by twenty five artists and currently maintains the same number of members, exhibiting their work for outreach programs in the annex space with guest artists exhibiting in their project space. Artist Tim Graveson will be showing collections of images on largescale proof sheets, and photographs from his travels in North America and Europe including photographs and drawings made by his father R.C. Graveson. Zea Morvitz spent over a year making drawings and poems based on 16th century European Alchemy books for her own Alchemical Emblem Book project. The twenty plus drawings in ballpoint pen and watercolor are on handmade paper and will be exhibited alongside her limited edition hand bound book. The Gallery is located at 11101 Highway One, Ste. 101, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. For more information please contact 415.663.1347 or visit www.galleryrouteone.org.
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Sullivan Goss is pleased to feature the eighth solo exhibition for gallery artist, Robin Gowen: Landmark on view now through October 4, 2015. Gowenâ€™s seventeen-year tenure with the gallery is celebrated in this most recent body of work, which incorporates different distinct styles of painting and her most repeated subject: natural landscapes. The artist frequently paints out doors, and over the years her landscapes have moved and shifted as the earth does, continually changing color, shape and perspective. Gowen has studied the hills and valley around Santa Barbara and The Sierras, as well as Africa. The gallery has represented the work of American artists for over 30 years from the 19th century through today. The Gallery is located at 11 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. For more information please contact 805.730.1460 or visit www.sullivangoss.com. 18 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
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John Pomp Creates Magic From Molten Glass
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furniture designer John Pomp embraces the concept of wabi-sabi. The Japanese aesthetic values what is ephemeral and imperfect. At the John Pomp Studio in urban Philadelphia, Pomp and his team of artisans capture illusive beauty from molten glass.
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Notebook | VISIONARY
Pomp grew up in a Western Pennsylvania steel town where he watched his carpenter father work with his hands. Studying art in high school and college, the craft of glass blowing seduced him. After training with Venetian glassblowers in Murano, Italy, Pomp opened his first studio in Brooklyn. Starting with accessories he melded ancient tradition with contemporary design fabricating minimalistic glass vases and vessels. After returning to Pennsylvania, Pomp developed his to the trade line of light fixtures. Groupings of organically shaped glass dance in ethereal clusters, chandeliers, and pendants. Selling to interior designers and architects, the master craftsman recently added metal and glass furniture to his repertoire. CH www.johnpomp.com available in San Francisco | de Sousa Hughes www.dessousahughes.com Los Angeles | A. Rudin www.arudin.com
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Notebook | WHAT’S NEW SHOWROOMS BY JENNIE NUNN
Seattle–based kitchen system company Henrybuilt has set up shop in downtown Mill Valley. The converted auto garage-turned-showroom, replete with white walls, upholstered chairs by ABC Carpet & Home, and industrial-style pendant lamps, offers sleek made-to-order kitchen systems with everything from custom options such as hidden drawers for sponges and kitchen tools, to wood-and-steel dining tables. 356 Miller Ave., Mill Valley, 415.360.2915, www.henrybuilt.com
POSTCARDS FROM MILAN
Next month, furniture and accessories purveyor Luxury Living moves doors from its Robertson location to Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood. The sparkling new 9,500 sq-ft showroom, is layered with a mix of items from Bentley Home, Trussardi Casa (think sofas, tables, and objects co-designed by Architect Carlo Colombo), and Fendi Casa handcrafted by artisans in Italy. 8833 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, www.luxurylivinggroup.com
HOME SUITE HOME
Sumatra-born decorator and floral designer Jonathan Rachman has just opened doors to his newest venture and eponymous design boutique, J. Rachman. Located across from beloved Zuni Café in San Francisco, the Parisian-inspired space is housed in an old antique piano store and marked by a black-and-yellow façade and potted topiaries. Inside, the store is outfitted with a floral studio for last-minute hostess gifts, Rachman’s design headquarters, and his own line of leather goods designed in collaboration with Bottega Venetta and Versace craftsman Massimo Tevaratto, including a limitededition duffel and a mail satchel. 1632C Market St., San Francisco, 415.440.1234, www.jonathanrachmandesign.com.
A SLICE OF NAPA
Thanks to newly unveiled JCB Tasting Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, guests can get a glimpse of Napa sans the hour-and-a-half drive. The eggplant-hued lounge, featuring wine tasting flights ($50-$100 per person) and a collection of wines by winemaker Jean-Charles Boisset, also includes a small boutique for take-home gifts from custom-designed jewelry and design tomes by Assouline and Rizzoli. 600 Stockton St., San Francisco, 415.296.7465 www.ritzcarlton.com or boissetcollection.com. 24 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
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The Timeless Look of White Plaster
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Tradition with a twist, hand sculpted white plaster Queen Anne style occasional table with cabriole legs for interior designer Michael Smith’s home furnishing line Jasper. www.michaelsmithinc.com/ jasper-home Shears & Window, San Francisco Jasper Showroom, Los Angeles
Icarus Vase, handmade by Tunisian potters, the clay vessel is whitewashed to resemble plaster. www.formationsusa.com Shears & Window, San Francisco Formations, Los Angeles
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Macklin Center Table, Shackleton Collection. Brooklyn based sculptor Antonson creates todays plaster furniture in the spirit of Serge Roche and John Dickinson. www.stephenantonson.com Therien & Co., Los Angeles
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San Francisco interior designer Charles De Lisle designs “The Elsie Plaster Lamp.” Its base fabricated from a hand cast plaster mold accompanied by a pristine white paper shade. www.phoenixday.com Sloan Miyasato, San Francisco Thomas Lavin, Los Angeles Blake House, Laguna Niguel
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FABRIC OF THEIR LIVES Textile Collections From Interior Designers
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California’s rugged coastline was Kelly Wearstler’s muse for Groundworks Terra Firma Collection. Available through Lee Jofa the fabrics are suitable for exterior and interior use. The rich nuanced prints and weaves echo the beauty of the golden state. www.leejofa.com
2. SUZANNE TUCKER
Interior designer Suzanne Tucker of Tucker & Marks found inspiration in Granada’s Alhambra Palace for her exotic new fabric Filigrana. From Suzanne Tucker Home, the two-tone linen print features interlacing decoration and calligraphy patterns. www.suzannetuckerhome San Francisco | Shears & Window Los Angeles | Janet Yonaty
3. THOMAS CALLAWAY
Before becoming an interior designer, Tom Callaway studied painting and art in France and the Netherlands. This is reflected in his Left Bank Collection of textiles for Holland and Sherry. The linen pattern, Klimt Grid in Lapis, recalls the work of the Viennese artist. www.hollandandsherry.com
4. MICHAEL BERMAN
Palm Spring’s Mid-Century architecture and design influenced Michael Berman Modern for Kravet, Berman selected geometric patterns and textured wovens for the handsome collection. Windswept, an embroidered linen blend is shown in bronze. www.kravet.com
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Laurie Haefele, President Haefele Design Inc., based in Santa Monica, California, specializes in innovative high-end kitchens, boutique wardrobes and luxury baths. Laurie Haefele is known for her extreme attention to detail and knowledge of the latest trends. Her inventive designs are influenced by her formal architectural training. Laurie is an associate member of AIA, ASID, and NKBA and has won numerous awards including SubzeroWolf’s “Best Of The Best,” NKBA’s “Best Sustainable Kitchen, Best Open Plan Kitchen, and Best Large Kitchen,” KBB’s “Best New Showroom of the Year,” Caesarstone’s “Dream Design Award,” Fisher Paykel’s “Best Kitchen,” and Houzz’s “Best Of Houzz 2013-2015.” Laurie has appeared in several episodes of HGTV’s Kitchen Trends.
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Sideboard, circa 1965 for A/S RY Mobler rosewood, steel Estimate: $4000 - 6000
THE MODERN HOUSE
Bonhams Presents A Fresh Approach To Collecting THE MODERN HOUSE SALE accommodates a popular manner of collect-
ing that aims to harmonize space across art and design. In this approach, choosing a print, photograph, or painting to hang in a space is juxtaposed with the selection of a desk, a pair of nook chairs, and end tables. This strategy unites modern priorities scattered throughout the realms of collecting with the utilitarian desire to create a thematic and concise interior. With estimates ranging from $800 up to $30,000, the Modern House sale offers a fresh perspective on contemporary collecting as well as an assortment of prominent modern and contemporary art, prints, photographs, and midcentury design.
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Rondelay Screen, circa 1965 for Higgins Studio, fused glass, brass Estimate: $3000 - 5000
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Three arm floor lamp Circa 1950 $3,000 - $5,000
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Reimagining an American Icon Ike Kligerman Barkley Publish The New Shingled House By John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman, Joel Barkley, Marc Kristal
TOP LEFT The book cover of The New Shingled House showcases an eclectic family retreat in Southampton, New York. IKB incorporated the cypress woodwork of old ships into the design. TOP RIGHT Partners Thomas A. Kligerman, John Ike, Joel Barkley, enjoy the camaraderie of twenty-five years of working together. ABOVE Eighteenth century Swedish architecture influenced the Black and White House. Black painted wood covers the facade and sides of the building contrasted by stark white stucco on the back.
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Yale art historian Vincent Scully described the shingled home as, “the architecture of the American summer.” This fall, the esteemed design firm of Ike Kligerman Barkley reimagines the iconic getaway in their second monograph, The New Shingled House. In the book, they showcase fourteen residential projects demonstrating the enduring qualities of shingle style. Partners John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman, and Joel Barkley draw Inspiration from the fabled shingle clad seaside “cottages” of Newport, Rhode Island. Like their 19th century predecessors, McKim, Mead & White, the trio combines Old English and European vernacular with Colonial American form. As in the past, these rambling asymmetrical structures eschew pretense preferring visual restraint punctuated by whimsical details. With offices in New York City and San Francisco, the team’s work spans the continental United States, from New England’s coastal resorts, south to the Carolinas, and west to California. Their book, published by The Monacelli Press with William Waldron’s luminous photography, depicts timeless homes. Fusing contemporary vision with historic precedent, Ike Kligerman Barkley creates new architecture for the American summer. The New Shingled House Ike Kligerman Barkley Written by John Ike, Thomas A. Kligerman, Joel Barkley, Marc Kristal The Monacelli Press Hardcover 10 x 12 inches, 256 pages ISBN13:9781580934435 $60.00 US/$60.00 CAN
BELOW LEFT The Sagaponack Beach hideaway offers a quiet place to escape for a Boston family. BELOW RIGHT In the rustic great room of a lake front lodge, the ceiling resembles the shape of an overturned dory. BOTTOM Multiple decks encircle the great room of a waterfront home resembling the screened in porches of summer childhood.
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Beginning October 18, 2015 through February 14, 2016, Looking In, Looking Out: Latin American Photography exhibition features scenes of Latin American culture, politics, environments, and individuals. Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition highlights its Latin American photographers and their diverse range of subjects from Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico and other nations. The images on view demonstrate the experiences and traditions of these cultures as well as explores their history, navigates the present and looks to the future. For more information please call 805.963.4364 or visit www.sbma.net. Mario Algaze Curridabat, Costa Rica, 1987 Gelatin silver print Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds provided by Friends of Photographic Art.
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Rachlin Partners Honored at the 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards for Bonita Center for the Arts Rachlin Partners Was Recognized At The 45th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards On June 18, 2015 During A Gala Luncheon Hosted By The Los Angeles Business Council The firm accepted the prestigious award certification for Bonita Center for the Arts, a winner in the Education category. The new $22 million Bonita Center for the Arts – designed as a community landmark that educates as well as ties the local School District with the community – is located at 800 W. Covina Blvd., San Dimas, CA. In addition to Rachlin Partners, the design team behind the Bonita Center for the Arts consisted of general contractor Tilden-Coil Constructors, landscape architect L.A. Design Associates, structural engineer R.M. Byrd, mechanical engineer GLUMAC, theater consultant Auerbach Pollock Friedlander, acoustical engineer Newson Brown and LEED consultant Verde Concepts. 1
1 Dayne Brassard of TildenCoil Constructors, Richard Ingrassia of Rachlin Partners, Michael Rachlin of Rachlin Partners
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THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
Pacific Worlds presents a dynamic exploration of centuries of Pacific cultures like Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, along with Filipinos and their interactions with California, currently on view through January 3, 2016. Community members of Pacific cultures in California will provide strikingly relevant voices and contemporary context to rarely exhibited historical and ritual objects and newly commissioned works of art. This exhibition will coincide with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1915 PanamaPacific International Exposition (PPIE) in San Francisco. The majority of Pacific Worlds focuses on the islanders in California and how they have maintained cultural practices such as dancing, music, food, fiber arts, respect for ancestors, tattooing, surfing, and more. The Tahitian canoe Fa’afaite, the Hawaiian vessels Hikianalia. Photograph © 2014 Polynesian Voyaging Society
For more information please call 510.238.3593 or visit www.museumca.org.
THE SONOMA VALLEY MUSEUM OF ART Jane Baldwin: Kara Women Speak is on view from September 12 through December 6, 2015 featuring a diverse selection of photographer Jane Baldwin’s life size portraits and stories from her travel and immersive work in the Omo River Valley and the indigenous communities of women living in Ethiopia and Kenya. The photographs and accompanying stories span cultural traditions of first and second wife, death and mourning, arranged marriage, childbirth, education, and a woman’s role as a Kara government representative. The multisensory exhibition also shows Baldwin’s ten-minute short film of a Kara women musing about her concerns for the survival of her people, an audio tour highlighting the soundscape of field recordings along the banks of the Omo River, and a selection of artifacts gifted to the artist. For more information please call 707.939.7862 or visit www.svma.org. ABOVE
Kara, evening celebration, 2007 Jane Baldwin Photography LEFT
Young Kara Girl, 2007 Jane Baldwin Photography
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Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, And Other Western Artists is on view from October 30, 2015 through February 7, 2016. The exhibition traces the West’s growing fascination with Japan, the collecting of Japanese objects, and the exploration of Japanese subject matter and styles following Japan’s opening to international trade in the 1850s after centuries of self imposed isolation. The phenomenon, dubbed ‘japonisme’ by French writers, radically altered the course of Western art in the modern era. More than 170 artworks drawn from the acclaimed collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with masterpieces by the great impressionist and post impressionist painters Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, and many others are part of this exhibition. For more information please call 415.581.3500 or visit www.asianart.org.
Louis Dumoulin (French, 1860–1924) Carp banners in Kyoto, 1888 Silk satin, gold kidskin, and wood Oil on canvas Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fanny P. Mason Fund in memory of Alice Thevin, 1986.582. Photograph © 2015, MFA, Boston.
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890) Postman Joseph Roulin, 1888 Oil on canvas Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Gift of Robert Treat Paine, 2nd, 35.1982. Photograph © 2015, MFA, Boston
Celebrity Artisan Steven Handelman Hosts a Rare Tour to Benefit Successful Aging
REPORTED BY HEATHER ARMSTRONG BRYDEN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELLEN J. O’NEAL
In a time capsule style guided tour, personally hosted by Steven Handelman of Handelman Studios, charity patrons were treated to an insider’s peek into the creation process behind the stained glass and lighting fixtures that made him internationally famous. The first stop was a soaring stained glass window he crafted, located in a hilltop synagogue, loaded with symbols dating back millennia. The restored Historic Granada Theater downtown was next, where he revealed challenges of designing its over 350 lighting fixtures. His factory followed, to watch artisans employ centuries-old techniques to fabricate lighting products for clients worldwide. The event beneficiary was Center for Successful Aging, providing mature citizens with peer counseling, pet therapy, and reassurance phone calls daily to those living alone at home. 3
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1 Stained Glass Window at Temple B’nai Brith in Santa Barbara
3 Steven & Prudy Handelman
2 Handcrafted tiered chandelier in Santa Barbara’s Historic Granada Theater, which was restored in 2008
5 LaShon Kelly, CSA Boardmember; Bobbi Kroot, CSA President; and Lynda Fairly, CSA Counselor
4 Richard & Susan Aberle and Jerry & Sue DeRose
THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919-1933, the first comprehensive show in the United States to explore the themes that characterize the dominant artistic trends of the Weimar Republic. On view October 4, 2015 through January 18, 2016, the exhibition is organized in association with the Museo Correr in Venice, Italy, featuring nearly 200 paintings, photographs, drawings, and prints by more than 50 artists, many of whom are little known in the United States. During the 14 years of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), artists in Germany grappled with the devastating aftermath of World War I: the social, cultural, and economic effects of rapid modernization and urbanization; staggering unemployment and despair, shifting gender identities; and developments in technology and industry. New Objectivity explores these themes and features popular German key figures such as Otto Dix, Christian Schad, August Sander, Max Beckmann, and more. For more information please call 323.857.6000 or visit www.lacma.org.
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My Generation: Young Chinese Artists is on exhibition through October 11, 2015, and looks at the new generation of artists emerging in mainland China since 2000. This was the year that China opened its doors to international artists and Chinese artists began to command attention in the global arena. All artistsâ€™ features in the exhibition were born after 1976, at the end of the Cultural revolution, and are almost all products of the One Child Policy, having grown up in a country with a high-powered market economy. They are ambitious, determined, and technically sophisticated with much to say about their homeland, positive and negative, and are able to navigate around the restrictions of censorship and cultural differences. For more information please call 949.759.1122 or visit www.ocma.net. Chi Peng (Chinese, born 1981) Sprinting Forward 4, 2004 C-print 55 x 81 x 2 1/2 inches Collection of Andrew and Heather Rayburn
No Kid Hungry Kathryn M. Ireland Hosted A Fundraising Event Designer Kathryn M. Ireland hosted a late Spring event to support the 2015 No Kid Hungry. Special musical performance was by Rebecca Pidgeon and delicious seasonal food was curated by Chefs Cycle Team Leader, Jason Roberts and the Aga Kitchen Team. The event was sponsored by AGA. 2
1 Kathryn M. Ireland, Rebecca Pidgeon and Chef Jason Roberts 2 Kathryn M. Ireland and David Mamet 3 Deborah Anderson and Chef Jason Roberts 4 Guest and Susan Feldman
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SUB-ZERO AND WOLF ANNOUNCE REGIONAL WINNERS OF 2013-2014 KITCHEN DESIGN CONTEST
Peter Ktori and Courtney Ziething Honored for Outstanding Design SUB-ZERO GROUP, INC. ANNOUNCED
that two Southern California-based design professionals are among 63 national and international winners in its biennial Kitchen Design Contest. Peter Ktori of Boffi Los Angeles and Courtney Ziething of CC and Company Designs of Newport Beach were both recipients. The second KDC judges – all distinguished industry professionals-evaluated more than 1,700 entries from 48 states in the U.S. and 16 countries worldwide to determine the most innovative, functional and beautiful kitchen designs using SubZero and Wolf appliances.
ABOVE Peter Ktori’s Laguna Beach House was crafted as a kitchen that would fit in with the overall aesthetic of the luxurious home in which it was located without disturbing the natural architecture of the space. Ktori also utilized the natural light and picturesque surroundings to allow Pacific Ocean views from most seating positions within the kitchen. This is a spectacular kitchen in a spectacular setting. It blends the best of design, style and practicality,” Ktori said “This project was a privilege to be involved in. LEFT Courtney Ziething, winner of two awards including her Beach City Contemporary and her Desert Retreat shown above, worked closely with her clients to ensure she fulfilled their vision of a highly functional kitchen designed for entertaining their guests and visiting chefs.
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This dramatic studio illustrates Imperioliâ€™s ability to cleverly mix contemporary, bold colors like black and white with classical and Asian influences. The furniture was designed by Victoria.
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Her Singular Designs Connect The Past With The Present BY MARGARET SMITH
| PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAMANTHA LOPEZ
VICTORIA IMPERIOLI does not create a pastiche of the past in her interior designs. Instead this notable Santa Barbara interior designer uses her love of classical elements from different periods to infuse a space with a sense of layered timelessness. “I don’t believe in ‘flavor of the month,’” Imperioli says. “Beauty transcends fashion. If it’s great, it doesn’t matter whether it is old or new.” Since she was a child, Imperioli has made drawings and manipulated the rooms she lived in to reflect her aesthetics. Born in the Ukraine and living in both Europe and New York City, she has an urbane, sophisticated design sensibility. “I love the aesthetic environment of Europe which is humanly created beauty that resembles natural beauty.” She was also influenced by Italian designer Renzo Mongiardiano, often referred to as the greatest designer of the twentieth century. “His work is so profound that it will always remain relevant. He truly created art.” All of these elements come together with her clients’ wishes to create the rooms she designs today.
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This vignette features a 19th century secretary that she purchased years ago in NYC. This little space is full of drama. OPPOSITE The green library has four medallions representing the ages of man. It is a classic look that her client loved even though the plaster work had to be shipped from NYC. The library was built by Metropolitan Design, with Imperioli and her client hand-picking all the furniture.
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Imperioli has a strong background in theatrical design that’s often reflected in her work. In fact, the project she’s proudest of was a small theater in New York City that she says was done truly from the heart. Dramatic flourishes are often part of Imperioli’s designs, be it fabric-covered walls, crystal chandeliers or vibrant color. In fact, color, patterns, custom furniture designed by her and quirky details are all part of her look. It’s her little touches like a Greek statue in an alcove, an Art Deco sofa in a studio or black and white photos in a formal room that make her rooms both current and classic. “ I am fluid in my design aesthetic,”Imperioli says. “I start with getting to know the client and then go with what they have. I also look closely at the empty box or room that I will work with. How high is the ceiling? Is the room small or large? Is it a library or a entertainment room? My clients have their own vision and objects that they love, so I incorporate those in the finished products.” Imperioli says that her clients always participate in the creation process so the end result is never a cookie-cutter look, but, instead, a comfortable, lived-in space.
“Humor and drama in design are the same thing,” she says. “I never make a room overbearing or heavy. It has to be accessible and full of happiness. The personality of the room has to reflect my clients’.” Imperioli designs all the furniture used in her projects and does all the buying down to the handles on the cabinets. She’s also quite concerned about the existing architecture of the house and takes that into consideration. “I don’t want to fight with the architecture,” she says. “Instead I want an environment that feels as if you’ve been transplanted. You must know immediately what the room is used for, be it a library, a bedroom or a studio. There must be harmony in everything and a connection to the past. I like to think that my interior design is an uninterrupted line to the past from the present.” Potential clients will have a chance to see her work by appointment at her new showroom, Metropolitan in Santa Barbara. CH Metropolitan Boutique and Showroom 924 Anacapa St., Suite 2C, Santa Barbara, California 93102 firstname.lastname@example.org FALL 2015 | 47
Events & Affairs WestEdge Design Fair WestEdge Design Fair returns to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar for its third year on October 22nd through the 25th, 2015. Showcasing a curated selection of over 150 leading modern designs in furniture, kitchen, lighting, home furnishings and more, the fair underscores Los Angeles as an international design hub. Open to the public and trade, WestEdge offers a complete experience for attendees, including live demonstrations, educational panel discussions, and an opening night party to benefit the A+D Museum. Highlights include: MADE:MODERN - a juried selection of designers and makers who specialize in unique, exquisitely handcrafted, limited production designs and Jenn-Air Master Class Studio educational stage featuring panel discussions with the top names in the design industry. For more information please call 917.822.0350 or visit www.westedgedesignfair.com.
The Contemporary Crafts Market In Pasadena From November 13th through the 15th, The Pasadena Convention Center will open its’ doors to celebrate an American-made, hand-crafted holiday with the Contemporary Crafts Market. The juried show will feature one-ofa-kind museum quality textiles, jewelry, furnishings, ceramics, glass, and more. Visitors can get their holiday shopping in early with unique pieces for the entire family. The show appropriately celebrates its’ 30th Anniversary year in Old Pasadena, a city famous for hand-crafted architecture, landscapes and art. Roy Helms, CEO and Founder of the Contemporary Crafts Market says, “Art is a calling and a craft. Our artisans turn passion into products everyone loves. Everything you see is infused with their unique style and personal story.” For more information please call 310.285.3655 or visit www.craftsource.org.
Laguna Design Center Fall Market 2015 Featuring keynote presentations by Dakota Jackson and Bunny Williams and unique showroom events planned on September 16 from 9 am - 6 pm. A meet and greet will follow Dakota Jackson’s presentation in the Thomas Lavin showroom in Suite 139. Immediately following Bunny Williams’ keynote address, all are invited for a book signing in the Kravet/ Lee Jofa/ Brunschwig & Fils showroom, Suite 156. The day will conclude with a Cocktail Reception hosted by Fremarc Designs sponsored by Orange Coast Magazine from 4 pm to 6 pm in Suite 159. For more information please call 949.643.2929 or visit www.lagunadesigncenter.com
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Events & Affairs Fall Market At The Pacific Design Center The West Coast’s premier destination for global design opens its doors to the design community for a one day event on Thursday October 8, 2015 from 9 am to 6 pm Fall Market offers a breadth of presentations and engaging events featuring renowned tastemakers, while also debuting the latest luxury furnishings and interior resources crafted by today’s foremost design innovators. Designers attending from across the nation and around the globe will experience compelling showroom activities, open houses, receptions, new line introductions, and top-notch programming and presentations. The discussions will be led by the industry’s most celebrated style authorities in conversation with editors from the nation’s leading publications and digital platforms. For more information please call 310.657.0800 or visit www.pacificdesigncenter.com.
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The Museum Of California Design To Present Architect/ Designer Frank Gehry With Its 2015 Henry Award On October 25th, 2015, the Museum of California Design will present its 2015 Henry Award for Outstanding Contributions to American Design by a Californian to the illustrious architect and designer Frank Gehry. The museum’s 12th annual red-carpet Award Benefit will include the first survey exhibition of Mr. Gehry’s furniture, jewelry and lighting designs, from 1972 to 2012. The afternoon will include a silent and a live auction - featuring works by Ed Ruscha, Frank Gehry, Gere Kavanaugh, Murano, Rudi Gernreich, Doyle Lane, John Van Hamersveld, and other notable artists, designers and producers – conducted by Peter Loughrey, founder and principal auctioneer of Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA). The Gehry tribute and exhibition will both be held at the stylish new JF Chen@1135 in the Highland Avenue Arts District. For more information please call 323.930.2700 or visit www.mocad.org.
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Celebrating its 40th year of design leadership, the Pacific Design Center (PDC) continues to grow with the introduction of more luxury brands in the indoor/ outdoor furniture, fabric, shading and accessory categories with nearly 81, 000 square feet of new, expanding and renewing showrooms. Summer and Fall 2015 new showroom introductions and existing showroom expansions leading up to the PDC’s Fall Market include prestigious textile and trim purveyors Holland & Sherry and Samuel and Sons, the Moderne-inspired Cygal Art Deco, shading innovator JIGeiger Shading Technology and California classic James Perse. “We are excited to continue the progression of our design community with the arrival of these internationally-acclaimed brands. Each showroom reflects our commitment to provide the highest caliber of product quality, style and sophistication reinforcing PDC’s premier position as an essential partner in advancing the commerce of design,” said Charles S. Cohen, owner and president of the PDC. Leading brands including A. Rudin, Baker Furniture, Duralee Fabrics, Stark Carpet and Thomas Lavin are renewing their leases as they sustain commitment to the powerhouse brands that further the PDC’s vitality and offerings to trade professionals and discriminating consumers of design. For more information please call 310.276.5001 or visit www.lcdqla.com.
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PERFECT PARTNERSHIPS Darren Franks Pairs with Designers For That Finishing Touch BY KATHY BRYANT
“WE HELP OUR CLIENTS fulfill their vision,” says Darren Franks of Darren Franks & Associates in Santa Monica. “We’re not hired as designers, but we, instead, offer an array of solutions for the designers. My job is to help the designer look good.” To that end, Darren Franks leads his paint contracting firm of over 20 artisans to collaborate with designers, builders and architects on the design and installation of decorative finishes and murals. “The whole process is a bit like choreography. We come in at the end of each area and install the finishes needed. Our murals are typically painted on muslin fabric in our studio and then installed like wallpaper. We work hard to get the work completed as quickly as possible, although what we do is time-consuming and labor intensive.” Franks, born and raised in London, grew up in a family of artists and has been involved in art his whole life. “I also worked in the graphic arts field, but decided I preferred working with actual paint and gold leaf. It’s great to work on a massive canvas.”
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ABOVE This office features a jet-black Venetian plaster of tray ceiling. Photograph by Meghan Beierle-O’Brien. LEFT Darren Franks in his Santa Monica studio. Photograph by Mariane Lozano.
For this loggia, Darren Franks & Associates created an Italian grotesque painting on the groin vault. Photograph by Meghan BeierleO’Brien. RIGHT This cubist head was gilded in 22-karat gold.
One of his most recent ventures is working with Interior Designer Kelly Wearstler on a line of exclusive artwork that’s available at her boutique, at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC and online. “We’ve been working with Kelly Wearstler for 10 years and we’ve learned to speak in her voice for both these products and for the custom finishes she desires for her projects,” he says. Although most of his clients demand secrecy, he says that he is currently working on a 60,000 sq ft house in Orange County and a 90-room hotel in Los Angeles, among other projects. Besides Wearstler, he works with many designers, treating each project like a work of fine art. Whether it’s a gallery of faux marble and gilded columns, a high-gloss automotive finish on the walls and ceilings of a loggia or an extensive installation of a glaze finish throughout a home, he works to interpret the client’s design. “We are always coming up with innovations,” he says. “And we do everything from a gilded box to a monumental art work. We have installed very contemporary looks as well as classical designs. Anything the client desires.” CH www.dfafinishes.com www.kellywearstler.com
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The Family-Owned Demetria Estate Winery Is A Hidden Gem In Santa Ynez BY KATHY BRYANT
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK LOHMAN
SOMETIMES DREAMS DO COME TRUE and the Demetria
Estate Winery is proof of that. “Wine making is part of my DNA,” says owner John Zahoudanis who with his wife Sandra started this winery in California’s Santa Ynez Valley in 2005. “This winery reminds me of a small vineyard at the base of Mount Olympus,” he continues, “although these mountains are obviously not that tall.” Zahoudanis grew up in Greece on a modest family farm at the base of Mount Olympus, but the family left following World War II. “It is this family heritage that drew the Zahoudanis family to the Santa Ynez Valley. The drive to the winery is stunningly beautiful even in a drought year as you motor past rolling hills
covered with vineyards and olive groves. The atmosphere is Mediterranean and that feeling is reinforced when the family home and winery finally come into view at the end of a narrow, winding road. It’s a picture perfect setting. The winery is named after John and Sandra’s daughter, Demetria, which means “goddess of harvest” in the ancient Greek language. The rams’ head logo is also family- inspired since is it based on an heirloom piece of jewelry symbolizing strength and protection. They also feel it symbolizes the combining of two stylistic wine portfolios produced under the Demetria Estate name. Son Alexis is a co-owner/general manager of the winery. “This is truly a family business,” he FALL 2015 | 55
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The Demetria Estate Winery offers wine tastings to the public by appointment. The site is reminiscent of Italy since the winery overlooks the rolling hills of Santa Ynez and the vineyard. The al fresco table was hand-made from re-claimed barn wood. TOP LEFT The rack of lamb with pomegranates and the squash made a colorful entree. TOP MIDDLE John Zahoudanis tends to his chickens that provide fresh eggs daily. TOP RIGHT Interior designer Lauren Henno enjoys the arugula salad with roasted grapes in an Marin Orange bowl from Crate and Barrel. BOTTOM LEFT Chef Maili prepares food in the French-country kitchen. BOTTOM SECOND TO LEFT AppleCranberry tarts were for dessert. BOTTOM MIDDLE Winery owner Alexis Zahoudanis and his fiancee Christine Worden enjoy the lunch. BOTTOM RIGHT Winemaker Harry Waye is in the barrel room at the winery. PREVIOUS PAGE
says. “I’ve been involved since the inception and I always loved this area. It’s a tough, competitive business and you have to be passionate about it to succeed.” What makes the Demetria Estate wines so special is their practice of biodynamics. Biodynamic farming considers an entire property as a living organism. Because of this, they use no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers and farm by the phases of the planets and the moon. “It’s more expensive,” says John Zahoudanis, “but it is good for the environment and produces a better product. The difference is in the liveliness of the grape.” Their winemaker Harry Waye and his team bring a minimalistic winemaking approach with an emphasis on Rhone-style wines with low alcohol, balanced acidity and food friendliness. “Every year is different, says Harry Waye. “I look at the weather every day and rely on a combination of science, nature, confidence and luck.” Some of the wines now available are a 2013 “wabi-sabi” pinot noir, a 2014 grenache rose and a 2013 viognier, among others. The best way to buy their wines is by joining their wine club which is available on line. They can also be found at fine restaurants like Patina. Luck was with them on the day they planned an outdoor picnic at the family home with its expansive country-French kitchen overlooking the valley. For this lunch, the Zahoudanises called on Chef Maili Halme who owns a catering company in Santa Barbara County. Working in the large kitchen with her assistant Rebecca Firth she whipped up delicacies using fresh local ingredients. Since figs were in season, her tempting appetizer she laughingly called a grilled cheese sandwich featured goat cheese, crisped kale pieces, and slice figs between
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Food & Wine The grilled cheese fig appetizers were a hit. RIGHT John Zahoudanis is seen in the wine cellar in his home. BELOW The Demetria Estate Winery is a picturesque place for wine tasting. BOTTOM Owner Sandra Zahoudanis watches as her husband John, Chef Maili, Mailiâ€™s assistant Rebecca Firth, Lauren Henno, Santa Barbara Interior Designer Debra Henno, Christine Worden and Aleis Zahoudanis serve themselves. Flowers were from Molly Robertson of Ballard Canyon Farms in Santa Barbara. Accessories were from Crate and Barrel. OPPOSITE
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to thin pieces of a baguette. For the main course, she cast-iron roasted a chicken on the Zahoudanis’ grill and oak-grilled a rack of lamb. Dessert were a apple cranberry tarts. Firth created this dessert especially for this party. How did Maili get to be such a sought-after chef? “I started the catering company in 2002, but I’ve been cooking professionally since I was 14. I’m the third generation of a family in the restaurant business. I specialize in in unique events and write my menus based on the food and wines the clients love,” she says. And it showed throughout the entire process since all the guests watched her cook, nibbled on the food as she worked and then enjoyed the entire meal al fresco. Both the food and the wines held starring roles since Harry Waye paired them together perfectly. Definitely a celebration to remember. To see recipe for squash and seasonal cranberry sauce turn to page 104. CH www.demetriaestate.com www.mailehalme.com
MENU Mini Fig, Goat Cheese and Kale Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Arugula Salad with Pan Roasted Grapes, Figs and Balsamic Caramelized Onion Oak-Grilled Rack of Lamb with Pomegranates Red Kuri Squash Lacinato Kale with Pomegranates Cast-Iron Roast Chicken with Hand-Torn Levain Croutons Acorn Squash with Cranberry Sauce Apple Cranberry Tarts
WINE LIST 2010 Tempranillo 2014 Granache Rose 2008 Cuvee Constantine 2012 Le Berier Pinot Noir
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In a cozy nook Martins placed Jean de Merryâ€™s Aland Chair with a petrified wood stump side table. A four-foot tall steel flower vase by Japanesqueâ€™s Koichi Hara reflects the outside foliage. OPPOSITE Martins designed the contemporary styled sofa and upholstered it in luxurious gray mohair from Clarence House. Juxtaposed with the sofa, a cast bronze oval stump table provides a convenient surface for a glass of wine.
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Elegance ANTONIO MARTINS MODERNIZES A HISTORIC HOME IN COW HOLLOW TEXT BY KENDRA BOUTELL | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DREW KELLY
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A CENTRAL STAIRCASE WITH OPEN RISERS LEADS TO THE FORMAL LIVING ROOM WITH VIEWS OF THE BAY AND ALCATRAZ. THE DESIGNER EMPLOYED A RESTRAINED COLOR PALETTE OF WHITE WALLS PAIRED WITH NEUTRAL FURNISHINGS TO SHOWCASE THE CLIENTS’ ART AND ACCESSORIES.
F T E R T H E I R D E S I G N E R , San Francisco’s esteemed John Wheatman retired, his clients faced a dilemma. Who would the couple hire for the extensive remodel of their historic Warren Perry house in Cow Hollow? With two young children, the kitchen, living, and dining rooms needed modernization. At the same time the homeowners wanted to retain the architectural integrity of the building. Searching for a new designer, the husband and wife visited the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Climbing to the third level attic, they encountered an exquisite atelier. Designed by Portuguese born, Rio raised Antonio Martins, the elegantly rugged room echoed Wheatman’s aesthetics. Combined with his background in international hospitality design, the couple found their match.
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A sisal carpet from Stark grounds the pair of armchairs covered in Colette linen from Kerry Joyce Home. Venetian influenced jacquard introduces subtle pattern as back pillows.
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Martins teamed with Nick Noyes Architecture and Ben Rogne Construction to gut and enlarge the public rooms of the reverse floor plan home. A central staircase with open risers leads to the formal living room with views of the bay and Alcatraz. The designer employed a restrained color palette of white walls paired with neutral furnishings to showcase the clients’ art and accessories. For the focal point of the room Martins juxtaposed a Jacobean portrait of an English gentleman with a blackened metal fireplace surround from Marin County’s Wyatt Studio. In front of the
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hearth, he centered Liaigre’s bold Cathare coffee table flanked by streamlined upholstery in shades of gray. The clients’ antique Japanese tansu chest offers storage. Tucked in a corner, a sculptural wing chair in distressed oxblood leather allows for a quiet escape. Through to the adjacent dining room an abstract brown silk and bleached linen rug from Niba Collections grounds a circular dining table. 1970’s styled saddle leather armchairs enclose the table while John Pomp’s hand blown glass pendant illuminates it. A convenient wet bar includes a Milanese dual boiler espresso machine for effortless entertaining.
OPPOSITE Martins repurposed the clientsâ€™ round wood dining table adding new Cab Armchairs designed by Mario Bellini. Beauregard the cat surveys the completed interior design. LEFT Ascending the central stairwell Martins placed bold black and white art by John Mayberry, Natural sunlight floods the Japanese Sumi ink works on French paper from a skylight above.
RIGHT The couplesâ€™ children, Thomas and Natalie, play in the wet area of the kitchen. Barbara Berryâ€™s side table makes a convenient step stool. White stoneware mixing bowls from Eric Bonnin are too beautiful to hide.
In the homes dream kitchen, Martins installed a Wolf stainless steel 36â€? gas range with six burners along with a wall oven, convection oven, and warming drawer. On a metal shelf a trio of works by John Mayberry pick up the signature red of Wolfâ€™s knobs. ABOVE
In addition to entertaining, the couple love to cook and Martins gave them a professional kitchen. With the experience of designing two Lisbon restaurants for his brother, Chef Kiko, he knows how to combine form and function. Local cabinet-makers fabricated custom cabinetry with stainless steel elements to contain the appliances from Wolf and Subzero. Minimalistic kitchen faucets from Dornbracht provide the jewelry of the room. Downstairs, from the main living area the private level contains three spacious bedrooms, two baths, and a family room, needing renovation. The homeowners and their designer look forward to the upcoming project. CH
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PALM SPRINGS STYLE A 1970S STAN SACKLEY HOME GETS ITS GROOVE ON WITH A RETRO RENOVATION BY THOMBOY PROPERTIES TEXT BY LINDA L. MCALLISTER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KETCHUM PHOTOGRAPHY
Stan Sackley’s signature details include a statement mailbox in front of his houses, and this one, mounted on a stucco pedestal near the street, is lit from within. The San Jacinto Mountain peaks provide a bulky backdrop to this home’s clean, horizontal front elevation.
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The sunken bar surround is wrapped in Heath Ceramics dimensional diamond-shaped tile in bright yellow to match the fireplace. Vintage Lucite chairs that are original to the house are re-upholstered in Garrett Leatherâ€™s DiModa Cobra, and they snug up nicely under the polished Pental Quartz countertop. Magnificent 2 x 4 feet gray Ragno Italian porcelain flooring from Stonehouse adds a chic element. OPPOSITE A vintage McGuire dining table is surrounded by high-back upholstered chairs, all atop a zebraprint Stanton carpet. The brushed brass Stilt chandelier with reproduction bulbs is from Stone Lighting. Palm Springs artist Shawn Savage created color-splashed abstract art throughout the home.
They re-wind the clock to the ‘70’s with a palette of chartreuse, white shag rugs, sunken bar and mod wall coverings, as one in the powder bath playfully asks, “Can We Boogie?” —ARCHITECT STAN STACKLEY + EGG & DART
O L D, G E O M E T R I C L I N E S D E F I N E D Stan Sackley’s architectural style, and those who knew him say those brash elements often matched his larger-than-life persona. “Stan was small in stature but had a big personality and no patience for anything that wasn’t done right,” says architect Tom Jakway, a Palm Springs native who once interned for Sackley. Mercurial, immaculately dressed, with a meticulous eye for detail, Sackley left his mark throughout the Indian Canyons neighborhood in south Palm Springs. His open floor plans, varying ceiling heights, and sweeping expanses of glass set the tone for desert contemporary. At Modernism Week 2015, Sackley’s (1937-2001) popularity was given a nod when five of these iconic homes were featured on tour. The crown jewel, a 4,532 square feet, four-bedroom en suite home he designed in 1976, underwent a retro-renovation by Thomboy Properties. “His houses are incredibly well-built with a great sense of scale and balance,” says DeeAnn McCoy, who along with partner Jackie Thomas comprise Thomboy, with the shared philosophy of respecting the past while representing the future. Here, in partnership with Egg & Dart of Palm Desert, they re-wind the clock to the ‘70s with a palette of chartreuse, white shag rugs, sunken bar and mod wall coverings, as one in the powder bath playfully asks, “Can We Boogie?” FALL 2015 | 71
The breakfast bar’s white quartz countertop provides a bright contrast to the rich, custom walnut cabinetry. The vintage bar stools with Lucite bases sport Garrett Leather seats in DiModa Gatora. RIGHT The office features a glass and chrome vintage desk, which pairs nicely with the tufted wingback chair from Kravet Furniture. Recycled newspaper called “Yesterday’s News” is by Innovations in Wallcovering, and bright pops of orange and yellow are introduced via Shawn Savage’s abstract art. ABOVE
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The living room features an original 1950s sectional sofa re-upholstered in velvety Posh Plus Driftwood fabric by Kravet. The rich, olive-colored rug is Kane Carpet Campana from Carpet Empire Plus, the prefect backdrop for the Molecule gold leaf coffee table, available through Egg & Dart. The round Martini side table is West Elm.
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For the new homeowners who purchased the house during renovation in 2015, “It was love at first sight.” They covet its street-front privacy and resort-like living at the back of the house: Sackley’s signature retail doors lead to the generous entry courtyard and his use of crisp, horizontal lines in the front stucco exterior, punctuated with strips of rich mocha marble, complete the facade. At the rear, a newly renovated pool/spa, outdoor kitchen and 16 feet-long fire pit appear to rest at the base of the San Jacintos. Texture, another significant Sackley element, abounds throughout: At the end of the entry portico, architectural bronze double door handles by Forms + Surfaces greet visitors, and once inside, the interior common walls are raked and striated. Upon entering the living room, Heath citron-colored dimensional tiles front the soaring fireplace. That pop of color is repeated in the shag rug under the brass and glass coffee table and below the bar’s surface, which provides an anchor between living and dining rooms. Reupholstered Lucite bar chairs on casters, original to the house, complete the vintage look. In Palm Springs, Stan Sackley did not reach the career nexus of the late greats Donald Wexler, Albert Frey or E. Stewart Williams, but for these homeowners, it was immaterial. “What we loved about Sackley’s style were the masculine and clean lines. We plan to use the home for a weekend getaway from San Francisco until we retire…it’s a peaceful and luxurious retreat.” The elusive Mr. Sackley would, no doubt, have agreed. CH
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A FOREVER HOME A BRENTWOOD FAMILY-INSPIRED HOME REFINES TUSCAN ARCHITECTURAL STYLE WITH CLEAN-LINED DETAILING AND AIRY ROOMS
TEXT BY CANDACE ORD MANROE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER VALLI
F T E R S E V E N Y E A R S in their Los Angeles home, a family of five wanted to amp up their existing architecture with “a big chef’s kitchen where all three children and my husband could cook,” and larger en suite rooms for the kids “so they would never want to leave,” explains the homeowner, only slightly tongue in cheek. But logic—especially as it relates to proportions and flow—dictated something more was in order. “We soon realized it made no sense to do only these spaces,” says the owner. To prevent the scattershot look and disturbingly uneven feel of expansive remodeled rooms rubbing shoulders with the smaller original spaces, they took the home down to ground zero and replaced it with new construction more than twice the size of the original. Every inch of this
latest incarnation hangs beautifully together, expressing a singular vision. Mehran Shahverdi, principal of MSH Design Inc. and the project designer, conceptualized a Tuscan style of architecture that puts the family first. “We wanted a home, not a house,” insists the owner. “My whole idea with the architecture was larger rooms, not a lot of rooms. I also like tall ceilings and lots of air.” Starting out, the homeowners weren’t entirely in synch on their preference of architectural styles, but Shahverdi’s Tuscan design with a relaxed, clean look pleased them both. To assure marital harmony, Shahverdi conceived arches as “pillow shapes.” As ovals instead of circles, they are a little more contemporary than traditional Italian arches,” he explains. FALL 2015 | 77
BELOW The late interior designer Joe Nye took the homeowner’s desire for colorful, happy spaces to the walls and furnishings in the living room, coloring them a rich robin’s egg blue with a tinge of turquoise.
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ABOVE Architecture designed by Mehran Shahverde of MSD Design, Inc., modifies a classic Tuscan style for a more transitional look. In the hallway, as throughout the house, the round arches of Italian style are elongated into ovals. Floor planks change direction according to the ceiling and architectural features.
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RIGHT The airiness that characterizes the entire house is introduced in the entry, where the ceilings soar their highest. The blue velvet sofa and vivid abstract art that climbs the staircase wall announce the homeâ€™s colorful palette. OPPOSITE An arched window above the sink was crafted near Lyon, France, from African mahogany. Its arched crown not only repeats a leifmotif of the architecture, but it also bathes the kitchen in extra light.
TO ASSURE MARITAL HARMONY, SHAHVERDI CONCEIVED ARCHES AS “PILLOW SHAPES.” AS OVALS INSTEAD OF CIRCLES, THEY ARE A LITTLE MORE CONTEMPORARY THAN TRADITIONAL ITALIAN ARCHES,” HE EXPLAINS. -MEHRAN SHAHVERDI His delivery of Italian lite also is evidenced by the profile of the pilasters at the sides of the loggia and the balcony above it. “Because you see only the profile of the pilasters, which face inwards towards each other, the look is more transitional than classical. The pilasters are minimized to satisfy both homeowners,” he explains. Similarly, the custom wrought-iron railings are more clean-lined than ornate. Simplification in no way indicates a lack of attention. Every space was carefully thought out. “Even the direction of the wood plank flooring changes to mirror what’s happening on the ceilings,” illustrates Shahverdi. This is especially noticeable between the staircase and billards room, where the direction of the floor planks changes several times to flow with the architectural columns, niches, and archways. And though straightforward in appearance, every Jerusalem gold limestone block of the front doorway was hand-cut overseas to Shahverdi’s specs, numbered and shipped, and
assembled on site. “Because this is such a high-caliber house, nothing is purely decorative,” Shahverdi adds. “The Douglas fir rafter tails are all structural,” as are the Italian arches on the chimneys, where the smoke escapes. Building materials are genuine and labor-intensive. The clay roof tiles are handmade, and the predominantly stucco exterior includes a section of randomly cut limestone. The late interior designer Joe Nye worked with the homeowner to achieve her vision for the decorating. “I wanted it clean-lined, not cluttery,” she says, “and I wanted color. I believe color is fun and brings happiness.” Thus a glorious blue is slathered across the living room walls and reappears on upholstery fabrics. A complicated color, “it’s timeless,” assures the homeowner. “Every time I enter that room feels like the first time.” The buttery yellow family room includes an arched bookcase in the home’s signature oval shape to organize objects
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BELOW All landscaping is by a noted London landscape architect. Both the pool and outdoor furnishings feature clean lines for a more contemporary look. OPPOSITE The breezy loggia includes a table that can be extended to seat 12. Entertaining one family at a time is the homeowner’s preference.
and keep the space clean. It also features a table large enough for dinner parties. “I wanted to be able to use all the rooms, so every room is large. I believe in quality, not quantity, entertaining—one family at a time,” says the owner. True to California lifestyle, the outdoors is an important entertaining venue. The table in the loggia seats 12. Though the children have now left the nest, their attachment to the home remains intact and intense. “All three of them love it. They don’t want us to ever sell. When they have their own families, this will be the place their children can take tennis lessons and we all can gather for Sunday barbecues,” says the owner, whose notion of a forever home for her family is now a dream come true. CH
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NOW AND ZEN JAN TURNER HERING CAPTURED TIMELESS STYLE IN THIS DANA POINT BEACH RESIDENCE TEXT BY ANN LINGLE | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID O MARLOW
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“THE INTERIOR DESIGN AND INTERIOR DETAIL AND MILLWORK WERE ALL DONE WITH SIMPLICITY IN MIND TO LET THE OCEAN VIEW BE THE STAR.” —JAN TURNER HERING
of a house on the ocean,” says Newport Beach Interior Designer Jan Turner Hering. “They feel this house is heaven on the coast.” Hering’s clients were among the first to buy a custom lot at Dana Point’s The Strand so they picked a premium one that is right on the sand. Every aspect of the ten thousand-squarefoot house was well thought-out. The owners wanted a contemporary home that was warm and inviting. “The interior design and interior detail and millwork were all done with simplicity in mind to let the ocean view be the star,” says Hering. Hering worked hand in hand with Laguna Beach Architect Ed Lohrbach of Lohrbach Associates to create the coastal contemporary residence. Builder Richard Crawford of Crawford Custom Homes and San Clemente Landscape Architect Dan Stewart of Daniel Stewart & Associates were highly involved also. “This really was a team effort,” she says. Hering gives special praise to her design team, especially Maria Ulwelling. Since by all accounts, the ever-changing Pacific Ocean is the raison d’etre, Hering kept the color palette muted. “Neutral colors and fabric textures make for an intimate decor that is clean and crisp,” Hering says. The monochromatic palette echoes sand at the beach blending soft grey and caramel colors with marine blue on the third floor. The kitchen with its white rift oak doors and highly polished dark chocolate granite add interesting textures as do the sofas upholstered in soft chenille. The exterior of the house has a zen feeling as well as a homage to Frank Lloyd Wright. The trellis structures provide a sense of entry at the front and shading from the sun on the coast side. Here is found a quiet simplicity that is both welcoming and sophisticated. From the interior, the house seems to quietly float on the ocean since the beach isn’t visible until you venture outside. Y C L I E N T S H A D A LWAYS D R E A M E D
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A custom double-chaise end sectional designed by Hering is flanked by contemporary high gloss end tables with contemporary hand-blown Venetian glass thread lamps. A custom game table with contemporary chairs in ocean blue linen face the view.
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OPPOSITE Custom hand-made abalone shell tile graces the walls of this bath with its clean chocolate marble counter. The photograph in sepia printed on aluminum is by Steve Gorman. ABOVE Custom doors for the closets were inspired by an antique Japanese gate that Hering acquired. A custom fullyupholstered bed in soft and and cream is flanked by floating night tables that create space.
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As you enter the house, a hand-blown, custom-made Murano glass chandelier that resembles seaweed welcomes you to the dramatic entry, while a large contemporary art work with its bright slashes of color adds more interest. Hering’s office designed all the custom light fixtures in both the interior and the exterior. The flooring in the home, including the staircases, is done in softhoned Porto Beige limestone. The walls are a custom-mixed white paint that creates a backdrop for the steel windows and view, as well as the contemporary art. “The details are refined and precise. For example, the zinc roof has a knife edge with deep soffits and the spa’s water features make it a calming environment,” explains Hering. One surprising room in the house is a ballroom since the owners love to dance and entertain friends and family. What a perfect way to spend a summer’s night by dancing and then stepping outside and enjoying the ocean view with a cool drink. Their dreams really do come true then. Or as the owners say, “This is our third project with Jan Turner Hering. We have come to trust her patience in listening to us, and in her ability to understand our taste and needs. She was then able to translate that into reality through her knowledge and experience. We are very pleased with Jan and what she accomplished for us in the interior design and very happy with the team of professionals that were on this project. It is a very relaxing and pleasing place to come home to!” CH
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The ocean-front bedroom suite features a segmented fully upholstered bed wall that acts as the backdrop for custom beds by Hering. Hand-stitched waterfall leather benches are at the end of the beds. The upholstered chairs in front of the fireplace are on concealed swivel bases for wonderful ocean views. OPPOSITE The powder room bath shimmers with a hand-made crushed granite wallcovering and a floating, under-lit vanity. Polished chrome and glass sconces with white tubular glass shades complete the look.
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HEAVEN’S DOORS BREATHTAKING VIEWS ARE HIGHLIGHTED AT THIS BEACHFRONT HOME IN ORANGE COUNTY TEXT BY JOHNELLE WALKER | PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK LOHMAN
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and sky view this home displays when one walks through the antique front doors, is heavenly. Interior designer Josh Brown, architect Chris Light, and builder Matt Dugally of Dugally and Oberfeld made a point of showcasing the natural light and beauty that surrounds this property, ensuring every detail of the home evokes an uplifting and spiritual feeling when visiting this truly immaculate space. “The home blends perfectly into the surroundings. The site was very challenging. We had to dig a large basement in pure rock while shoring two adjoining properties five feet away. My clients were the best part of this project. Our site meetings were a blast, and we laughed a lot,” says builder Matt Dugally. Architect Chris Light adds, “It was paramount that the beauty of the land both enhanced and embraced the subtle aesthetic of the architecture. The owners desired a ‘road never traveled’ palette of interior and exterior detailing that was definitely interpretive.” Light continues, “The collaboration was an enriching journey and a highly symbiotic working environment. Dugally Oberfeld was the ultimate can-do builder remaining versatile and adaptable. Josh Brown provided the final layer to the successful execution of design. Never over the top, constantly and intuitively in tune with the owners desired lifestyle.”
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The home is a sanctuary for family and guests alike. The inviting entrance is split into sections beginning with an open aire forecourt with a tiled Tuscan style wall faucet by Concept Studios of Costa Mesa, which looks onto the adjacent guest room casita separated by steel framed windows that open to the foyer and main living area. The charismatic casita blends contemporary and traditional elements with an antique refinished bed and rocker, noir nightstands and lamps with shades custom designed by interior designer Josh Brown. Guests can sit, relax, and make themselves at home on the teal linen sofa next to the fireplace and a blue and beige tile kitchenette by Concept Studios. All rooms bask in natural light. Strategic skylights throughout and grand retractable doors let in the refreshing ocean breeze, opening the curtain to the ever-constant show of waves dancing upon the rocks, sea life and water sport enthusiasts that pass by the home. The exterior and interior features a reclaimed imported brick with grout that was lime washed and sprayed over the red tones softening the look to go hand in hand with the sandy beach below. The walls are matched with crème colored plaster and double bleached walnut wood custom entertainment and kitchen cabinets designed by Brown. The large cut cameo travertine tile floors imported from Israel keep with the subdued colors and textures throughout the home.
The family dogs stand on the large cut cameo travertine tile floors imported from Israel and enjoy watching birds fly over the many skylights featured throughout the home. LEFT A grand retractable door opens up across the living space with outdoor furniture from Witford showroom at Laguna Design Center, including upholstered furniture from Lee Industries Uncovered. The Reef sofa and Kiawah chair and ottoman are constructed with Russian Birch frames, stainless steel, outdoor cushions and Italian outdoor fabric. The Grove coffee table is from the Jeffrey Alan Marks Collection for Palecek and composed of a natural split sea grass, hand-braided in a 2-ply weaver over a plantation hardwood frame. All shown at Witford Home. OPPOSITE
A true artist from concept to creation, Los Angeles based interior designer Josh Brown custom designed many pieces in the home including the walnut accent tables, dining room and foyer tables. He designed the dining chairs with fabric by Jasper as well as the Parisian grey living room sofa and coffee table. Brown chose Ames Ingham lighting fixtures for the kitchen and dinning area, and thick Calacutta Gold Premium marble countertops wrap around the kitchen with contrasting zinc counters in the bar, and a state-of-the-art Thermador stove for the many family meals enjoyed here. The master bedroom embodies no fuss elegance with warm cream, crisp white and beige colors and intricate detail in the furniture. A large Tufenkian rug, vintage lamps, Paul Ferrante chandelier, vintage 1940â€™s brass tea table and noir marble stone side tables complement Brownâ€™s classic custom designed nightstand and ottoman.
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The comfortable yet elegant living room sofa, chairs, and coffee table are all designed by Josh Brown. A painting by Milford Zornes hangs over the fireplace. BELOW Kitchen cabinets designed by Josh Brown and an island featuring Calacutta Gold Premium marble make this a great space for entertaining guests. OPPOSITE
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ABOVE The Master bedroom and breathtaking ocean views are complemented by contemporary furniture designed by Josh Brown matched with vintage pieces from the 1940s. LEFT The Master bathroom features a large tub by Toto and a Calacutta Gold Premium marble shower. Custom designed antique brass mirrors by Josh Brown hang over each his and her sinks. OPPOSITE The entrance to the home is both inviting and impressive with an open-air front patio and steel framed glass doors that open to the foyer.
The owners frequently host their children and grandchildren and the layout of the home includes a basement floor level with more natural light that flows through similar to the main level. Multiple bedrooms, side courtyards and an outdoor living space with furniture from Witford make this a spacious retreat for family and friends. Last but not least, one of the most endearing details that makes this house a home is its sentimental value. The owners saved the pine tree from their old property at the original site built in the 1960â€™s, cared for it during construction, and had it craned to its new location. This old tree, nestled cliffside, has the best view on the property: the majestic turquoise sea. CH
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Wines of the World
A Visit to Burgundy Has Something for Every Wine Lover BY KATHY BRYANT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALAIN DOIRE | BOURGOGNE TOURISME
B U R G U NDY (Bourgogne), located in the heart of France, produces some of the most sought after wines in the world because of its continental climate of cold winters and hot summers. Essentially a 155-mile-long vineyard with six labeled wine roads to follow, Burgundy’s excellent clay-limestone soil and “climats,” first discovered by monks in 1098, account for their legendary wines. Although the region has 100 appellations and 3,000 producers, the annual production is only 200 million bottles, a small fraction of the wine produced throughout the world. Two-thirds of the sales are of white wines. The principal Burgundy grapes are chardonnay for white and pinot noir for red. Burgundy has seven wine growing regions: Beaujolais, Chatillonnais, Chablis, Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune, Cote Chalonnaise and Maconnais. Chablis is the farthest north region and Cote de Nuits (walnut trees) has the richest pinot noirs with 24 grand cru vineyards.
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I’ve visited Burgundy three times and each time has been totally different experience. The first was a stay at the auberge in Villeneuve-sur-Yonne previously owned by Leslie Caron. From there it was a quick drive near the Yonne River along national route 6 to visit vineyards and wineries in Vezalay, Chablis, Tonnerre and more. Visiting vineyards by car is wonderful for a traveler who likes serendipity since if a vineyard catches your eye you can stop and explore. Buying a crisp chablis and some sausage, cheese and bread and then eating it picnic-style along the river or chateau is a special treat. The second time I visited the area was via a Uniworld riverboat cruise through Provence and Burgundy. One of the visits was to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy which is completely surrounded by vineyards. Here are shops dedicated to all things for wine lovers as well as tasting areas with the best Burgundy wines. Cote de Beaune has a different “climat” than the Yonne area with their wines including Rully,
OPPOSITE Maconnais Solutré. LEFT on European Waterways’ L’Art de Vivre barge. Photograph by Kathy Bryant. ABOVE Tastevins Beaune. TOP Restaurant Solutré.
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Vélos voie des vignes.
BURGUNDY HAS FESTIVALS GOING ON EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR CELEBRATING WINE, CUISINE AND THE ARTS. Bouzeron, Mercurey, Givr and Montagny. Seven of the eight grand cru vineyards in the region produce white wine. The third weekend of November is the Hospices de Beaune Wine Sale when more than 600 casks of wine are put up for auction. Last fall I went on European Waterways’ L’Art de Vivre barge down the Canal du Nivernais from Auxerre to Chevroches. Burgundy has more than 600 miles of navigable waterways, including 12 canals and rivers. This is the way to really experience Burgundy since you leisurely float by some vineyards and then stop and sip the wine. Or you can walk alongside the barge and enjoy the countryside, getting back on at the next stop. On board you drink the local wines as well as local delicacies like goat cheese, beef Burgundy, or salad with a Dijon mustard vinaigrette. One of our stops was at the William Fevre Winery. We tasted four different chablis from petit to grand cru. This chablis has quickly become my favorite since it can be bought in California and has a fruitiness that goes well with seafood and light salads.
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For those who would like to learn more about Burgundy wines, there are several wine schools from BIVB Wine School in Beaune to Domaine Brocard near Chablis. Burgundy has festivals going on every month of the year celebrating wine, cuisine and the arts. The third weekend in January is the wine makers festival held in a different village every year and celebrating Saint Vincent, patron saint of winemakers. In June a ballooning and wine festival is held in Chalon-sur-Saone. There’s so much to see and do in this region that three times is not nearly enough. CH www.burgundy-tourism.com/discover/travel-the-wine-routes www.gobarging.com www.burgundy-tourism.com www.uniworld.com www.williamfevre.fr/en/
GATHERINGS Nicky Haslan Speaks to ICA&A The Northern California Chapter Of The Institute Of Classical Architecture & Art Host A Fascinating Lecture With The Elegant British Interior Designer
The Northern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) hosted a special event with larger-than-life British interior designer Nicky Haslam. A reception and book signing for Nicky Haslam: A Designerâ€™s Life, Rizzoli 2015, was held at the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio and followed by his illustrated lecture where he shared fascinating insights into his glamorous world of royalty, stars and design, featuring his opulent, flamboyant, and elegant style. The event was sponsored by Suzanne Tucker, Allison Caccoma, Jay Jeffers, BAMO, De Sousa Hughes, HEWN, Kathleen Navarra, Kendall Wilkinson, Amy Weaver, Antonio Martins and Heidi Gerpheide. 1 3
1 Nicky Haslam with Kathleen Tayior, Ned Mobley and Heidi Gerpheide of California Homes Magazine
2 Greg McIntyre, Leo Felix, Nicole Bunn, Pamela Babey and Steven Henry
3 Nicky Haslam and Denise Hale 4 Suzanne Tucker and Jay Jeffers
Garden Delights The Northern California Chapter Of The French Heritage Society Hosts A Lecture By Noted Design Editor, Zahid Sardar
Zahid Sardar delighted guests with history and the romance of secret gardens in Paris. His illustrated lecture showcased images from his book, In & Out of Paris: Gardens of Secret Delights. He revealed the magic of these gardens, rarely seen by the public. For information on FHS membership please visit www.frenchheritagesociety.org 2
1 Zahid Sardar, Victoria Loren Miller, Candy Blanchard and Greg Sieck 2 Author Zahid Sardar and Susan Paulson 3 Cevan Forrest, Dori Bonn, Tom Aden, Donna Bachle, Patricia Roberts and John Zowine 4 Hostess Carol Nelson and Susan Paulson 3
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Wine OVEN ROASTED ACORN SQUASH BY CHEF MAILI BROCKE
INGREDIENTS Serves 12 1. 2 acorn squash 2. 1/4 cup grape seed oil 3. 1/2 salt
INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 2. Cut them in 1/2 and scoop out the seeds
MELVILLE WINERY Three Wines From The Santa Rita Hills AVA in Lompoc BY KEN FRIEDENREICH HAVING T H E O C CASI ON T O H AV E A N A F TE R N OON with a mini-gaggle of wine fans, both geeks and pros, provides an opportunity in this column to canvas some wines using bolder strokes and a broader brush. The opportunity presented itself around a potluck encompassing dry rubbed pork roast, corn on the cob, ratatoullle and very assertive homemade salsa and chips. It is then, a report from the front of real life rather than a tony winemaker dinner or cattle call trade tasting. Having penned this lead before tasting any of the wine, I will promise what follows likely memorializes the kinds of experience we all have when we encounter food, friends, and wine ad hoc. Let’s hope you enjoy this experiment in vino verite. Further, let’s hope you can obtain and taste these wines for yourself! The trio comes from the Melville Winery, whose farm is located at Lompoc in the Santa Rita Hills AVA. All three come from the 2013 vintage. Central Coast Pinot Noir can be all over the map in winemaker emphasis. The Estate wine from Melville, 2013 Santa Rita Hills, is a gem comprised of 16 different clones of this fruit. What we see is ruby; we enjoy a bright berry nose with inviting spice. We experience an evolving, full mouth with a sinuous finish. At $36 Melville has produced an elegant wine of purpose, not pretense. Grown on the seaward side of their property, the 2013 Estate Chardonnay offers simple, but subtle beauty and its pale gold allure presages something reticent that still possesses wonderful evanescent citrus and evolves on the palate. It is a mineral party for your mouth, aged in neutral French oak and is a singular and successful expression of this often overwrought, overpriced wine. At $26 this is high velocity value. The 2013 Santa Rita Hills estate Syrah is a sleeper. Its first impression is hefty alcohol and fruit. The color is regal but not born to the purple. Like its companions, the Melville portfolio noted here gains much by meeting the air. The Syrah at $32 can grace a table with a flavor profile that follows the progress of the meal. It gets better. Let the Melville wines described here breathe a little. Then enjoy these wines. 104 | CALIFORNIA HOMES
3. Toss them with the grape seed oil and salt and make sure that everything is coated 4. Cook in 400 degree oven for 30 minutes
CRANBERRY SAUCE INGREDIENTS 1. 1, 12 ounce bag of cranberries (the equivalent of 3 cups) 2. ½ cup of sugar 3. Zest of 1 orange 4. 1 orange, peeled and chopped 5. 2 cinnamon sticks 6. 1/8 of a teaspoon of red pepper flakes (you can add ¼ teaspoon if you want it a little extra kicky) 7. 1/8 teaspoon salt
INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil over medium high heat. 2. Don’t worry that it looks like it needs liquid! The fruit will release its own liquid. 3. Cook until it bubbles and the cranberries pop – about 5 minutes. 4. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. 5. Scoop cranberry onto the cooked squash and cook for 10 more minutes Enjoy!
Legends of La Cienega 2015 One of the most well-attended events of Legends of La Cienega 2015 took place at Janet Yonaty’s elegant Melrose Avenue showroom on Friday afternoon when designer Kathryn M. Ireland, president of Snyder Diamond Russ Diamond and caterer Lulu Powers discussed everyone’s favorite summertime topic: entertaining in the home. Hosted by California Homes Magazine, the keynote panel offered attendees samples of Lulu’s signature champagne cocktail as they listened to Moderator Susan McFadden ask the panelists to share their insight into formal dining rooms, catered menus, and new outdoor kitchen appliances. Among the many designers and bloggers who joined in the whimsical and lively panel were Timothy Corrigan, Ryan Saghian and Amy Meier. Delicious Persian treats courtesy of Janet Yonaty were a delightful complement to Saghian’s eye-catching Iran-themed window design. 2
1 California Homes Magazine at Legends of La Ciegena 2015 2 Key panelists from L to R: Susan McFadden, Editor, California Homes Magazine, Los Angeles Caterer, Lulu Powers, Russ Diamond of Snyder Diamond and interior designer, Kathryn M. Ireland.
6 Logan Ross, Manager of Janet Yonaty Showroom, panelist Russ Diamond and Seth Pariser 7 Lulu Powers with her signature drink given to guests at the event. 8 Panelists Lulu Powers, Russ Diamond and Kathryn M. Ireland
3 Jeff Chojnacki of Snyder Diamond with Jean Costello
9 Katherine LaVictoire and Tammy Randall Wood
4 Amy Meier, Marianne Simon, Bill Ingram and Danielle Rolling
10 Wendy Kneedler, Robbie Maynard and Susan Cohen
5 Janet Yonaty, owner of Janet Yonaty Showroom with Valerie von Sobel
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Contacts Kane Carpet www.kanecarpet.com Carpet Empire Plus www.carpetempireplus.com Egg & Dart, LTD www.egg-and-dart.com West Elm www.westelm.com PAGE 74-75 Crate and Barrel www.crateandbarrel.com Egg & Dart, LTD www.egg-and-dart.com PAGES 76-83 A FOREVER HOME
PAGES 60-67 RESTRAINED ELEGANCE Interior Design: Antonio Martins Interior Design 550 15th Street, Suite 32 San Francisco CA 94103 415.624.3671 www.antoniomartins.com PAGE 60-61 Jean de Merry www.jeandemerry.com Clarence House www.clarencehouse.com PAGE 62-63 Kerry Joyce Home www.kerryjoyce.com Clarence House www.clarencehouse.com
Architect: MSH Design Inc 20 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 310.251.9935 www.mshdesigninc.com
PAGES 92-99 WALKING THROUGH HEAVENS DOORS Interior Design: Josh Brown Design 611 N. Bronson Ave, Loft 4 Los Angeles, CA 90004 323.962.2605 www.joshbrowndesign.com Architecture: C.J. Light Associates 1401 Quail St # 120, Newport Beach, CA 92660 949.851.8345 www.cjlight.com Builder: Dugally and Oberfeld 2980 Beverly Glen Cir # 203, Los Angeles, CA 90077 310.441.5001 www.dugally-oberfeld.com PAGES 94-95 Witford
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General Contractor: Ali Tondravi Structural Engineer: SVA Engineering PAGE 76-77 ROC Design www.rocdesigninc.com PAGES 84-91 NOW AND ZEN Interior Design: Jan Turner Hering Interior Design 2712 East Coast Hwy # 102, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625 949.640.6512 www.janturnerhering.com PAGE 84-85 Tai Ping www.taipingcarpets.com PAGE 88-89 Steve Gorman Photography www.stephengorman.com
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This Page The world famous infinity pool at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico. OPPOSITE The grand entrance leading to a magnificent lobby and veranda with spectacular ocean views.
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Return to Paradise After A Devastating Hurricane In September of 2014, Las Ventanas Al Paraiso Has Been Restored To Its Original Glory
BY SUSAN MCFADDEN E’V E STAY E D AT F I V E – STA R H OTE L S
throughout the world, but none prepared us for our stay at Las Ventanas in Los Cabos, Mexico. From the minute we entered the hotel lobby, where we were dazzled by the expansive ocean view and the architectural aspects of the lobby and veranda, we knew we were going to have a one–of–a–kind experience. The exceptional stay at Las Ventanas begins as soon as one steps off their plane and into the hands of a Las Ventanas representative. And, unlike most vacations, it didn’t end until our return flight left the ground from San Jose Airport in Los Cabos. While the beauty of this Five–Diamond resort is well known around the world and caterers to a luxury driven clientele, Las Ventanas sets a new standard in the hospitality industry for its personalized service, innovative amenities and romantic ambiance. All the amenities at the resort are superb but it is the experience of the Signature Villas that distinguishes this resort apart from
other luxury properties. From the check in one-hour massage in the Villa to the full time butler, the thrill of having nothing to worry or think about during your the stay at Las Ventanas is worth every penny. Designed by architect Jorge Torres from Cabo Development, each villa features a private infinity edge pool and swim up bar, which is surrounded by gardens of desert plants native to the Baja region. Authentic Mexico meets modern luxury with lavish bedrooms, impressive walk-in closets, and expansive open-air bathrooms featuring invigorating steam and rain showers, infinity bathtubs, and private outdoor garden patios. The villas’ fluid indoor–outdoor design allows for the dazzling Los Cabos sunlight to flood the living rooms and bedrooms, creating a feeling that one is always outdoors. The walls of the brilliant white villas come alive with authentic, vibrant Mexican artwork and décor throughout, which has been carefully hand selected from cities all over Mexico paying homage to the country’s true spirit. FALL 2015 | 109
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The private pool at the Villa.. TOP The master suite at a Signature Villa featuring Mexican inspired tile work, walk in closets and an open-air bathroom with steam and rain showers, also a private outdoor garden patio. ABOVE The colorful place setting for our afternoon Tequila Lesson â€“ part of the Signature Villa program. Also included in the Signature Villa schedule are Guacamole and Ceviche lessons and early morning yoga on the beach. LEFT The Entrance to a Signature Villa. OPPOSITE
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Part of the Signature Villa experience is the dedicated, 24–hour butler who brings guests an unprecedented level of pampering and attends to their every whim. From delivering your fresh breakfast daily to making homemade guacamole and margaritas each afternoon and customizing the digital music library on the villa’s iPad, the personal villa butler ensures guests every desire is instantly fulfilled. Our butler, Daniel Sandoval, was there for us twenty-four hours and actually, since there were just three of us, all women, he happily engaged in conversations and we had many laughs with Daniel. His expertise in the kitchen was perfect. Wonderful drinks, appetizers and the best ceviche we have experienced. All food was made from fresh produce, fish or meat from local waters including the lobster dinner our first night in the villa. The Butler truly made a major contribution to our villa stay. To complete this exceptional villa project, Las Ventanas will debut an extraordinary 22,500 square foot master villa in early Spring 2016, offering guests a retreat into the lap of luxury. With 22,500 square feet of luxurious indoor-outdoor accommodations, the Master Villa is the crown jewel amongst the villa offerings at Las
Ventanas. Also overseen by Jorge Torres, the Master Villa has been designed to be a scaled down version of the resort, offering exquisite details such as an 80-meter infinity edge pool set on the sparkling Sea of Cortez and an extravagant list of personalized amenities to ensure the ultimate experience in luxury and service. Starting at $30,000 per night, the Master Villa maintains the highest level of luxury, exclusivity and discretion. Las Ventanas is not only known for its beauty and superior service. The food, whether prepared in a private villa, or enjoyed in one of the three signature dining choices including a Mexican menu inspired by the distinct regions of Mexico at The Restaurant, The Sea Grill featuring ‘La Marisqueria’ and the Ceviche, Sushi & Tequila Bar, is what one would expect from a five star restaurant. The most extensive array of ultra amenities of any resort, including pool butlers at the world-famous infinity pool to luxury beach cabanas and a Director of Romance dedicated to making guests’ romantic dreams come true, make time spent at Las Ventanas unforgettable. Furthermore, the newly renovated Spa at Las Ventanas is heralded as one of the world’s top spas, featuring exquisite FALL 2015 | 111
Travel Views from the private pool and barbeque area on the sand at the Villa. BOTTOM LEFT The Restaurant, built to face the infinity pool, features menus inspired by the distinct regions of Mexico. BOTTOM RIGHT Daniel Sandavol, our personal Butler at the Signature Villa preparing Ceviche as one of our afternoon treats. RIGHT
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