A double-sided fireplace at the center of the home anchors the design. The fireplace is the sole dividing feature between the living room, den, and dining room. The chimney shaft continues up through a double height living room and past a playroom above the dining and den spaces. The circulation spirals around the fireplace and chimney shaft. The Santa Monica neighborhood where the project is located consists of a mixture of mostly traditional homes with a few modern projects. The project is able to achieve a unique voice that is both clearly modern, yet also contextual. The warm contemporary look of the home was achieved both through color and by mixing modern and traditional finish materials. The project entailed a major remodel and addition to an existing 2580 sq. ft. house. The area of the house was increased to 4290 sq. ft. mostly through second floor additions, with little change to the footprint.
Location: Santa Monica, CA, US