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EDITOR’S NOTE ONE WITH THE HILL PHILOSOPHY Thisofhome, bybeChen Frederick Stelle, Stelle designed Architects, + Suchart Studio, exemplifies lieves “a house should not get between you design aesand the site,” andthe theprominent exterior view of the thetic in the American desert guest house exemplifies this philosophy. landscape—a of Enormous windows highlightconnectivity the naturalisbuilding and terrain. tic approach to landscaping, which includes extensive use of native grasses, bayberry, and black pines.

It is now time to give attention to this future, to rebuilding, and renewing. Our mission is to create a platform within the pages of LHQ for innovation and collaboration. Our approach is dedicated to bringing you the most interesting projects that present a cross-section of the high-end residential market.

Throughout this issue, we bring to you luxury as escape with environments that transcend the everyday. In “Life’s a (Suburban) Beach,” (p. 74) Stelle Architects share their low-key getaway, complete with oceanfront views of Bridgehampton, New York. Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects present their zen oasis, nestled against scenic hedgerows in Sonoma County, California. In “No Ordinary Wallflower,” (p.85) interior designer Rafael de Cardenas takes inspiration for his escapist designs from a much different source— film. While working on his featured project for model Jessica Stam’s Manhattan apartment, Cardenas credits the film The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant. “It was like a backdrop where she could unlimitedly move things around,” he said.



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“It was a room that could be joyful and tragic…like in the movie, there is this one space that enhances every emotion. When she’s happy, she’s happiest in this room.” Escaping isn’t always so specific. Often times, this experience can be accomplished by traveling to another time, using just the right materials to create a space far from modernity. Ken Tate and Kent Allen Kiesey achieve this in “Rhythm and Hues” (p.92) and “Refined Refuge” (p.67). Their perfectly lavish homes incite an escape to a past, where silk trimmings and ornate tapestries dominate the interior landscape. However elaborate, these projects show just how important details are in penning a fantastic visual story. Our cover article on Greenwich Village’s One Jackson Square from Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates acts as an archetype for the future of our coverage. Luxury residential spaces will always be among LHQ’s priorities, and our exploration into high-rise and condominium living is the beginning of a new chapter for our efforts. We are excited to present you with an overview of the latest and most provoking work to inform and inspire your own.

The Editors



uring the past few months, Luxury Home Quarterly has undergone a number of exciting changes. With a new publishing house, new editors, and a return to quarterly issues, we bring a more focused vision of our future.


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