El Andaluz is a beautiful luxury condominium complex in Santa Barbara, California designed by architect Jeff Shelton. The mediterranean style architecture with Moroccan influence captures the essence of Santa Barbara living. The open-air courtyard bring light to the centre of the building and create a peaceful setting for its residents.
The Schnabel House in Brentwood, California — built in 1989 and designed by world renowned architect Frank Gehry, whose works include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao — recently had a major renovation to bring it forward to the 21st century. The new owner wanted to preserve the integrity of Gehry’s original structure and clean lines, but replace old technology with more environmentally friendly and advanced system controlled by iPad. The mission was to take a beautiful piece of art and make it function as a modern home in 2010. The property is actually composed of four buildings which form a “village”, including a domed structure that looks like an observatory tower.
Located in Manhattan Beach, California, this beautiful Spanish Revival estate celebrates the richness of its architectural style with contemporary simplicity. White washed plaster defines indoor and outdoor spaces. The courtyard connects the various elements of the estate. The architecture, landscape and interior design are integrated to express the vision and aesthetic of an intimate Southern Californian home.
Located on Palisades Beach Road just steps from the beach in Santa Monica, California, this Mediterranean style home is a beautiful waterfront paradise. The interior design of this Spanish Colonial beach house is inspired by the rich architectural history of the Mediterranean region as well as the local Californian environment.
Castello della Costa d’Oro is a vineyard estate located in Cambria, California on 80 acres on the Pacific Coast just south of the Hearst Castle La Cuesta Encantada. This awe-inspiring 33,500-square-foot Venetian-style residence has unobstructed ocean view and is lavished with luxury finishes. There are fine art murals painted on domed ceilings and walls, and classical statuary throughout the estate. This Pacific coast paradise stands among the finest homes in the world.
Interior designer Michael Berman took this grand 19,000 sq. ft. estate and created a livable home with understated glamour. The property, which sits on a 21 acre hilltop on Kip Drive in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California, is a balance of timeless style and modern comfort. The Mediterranean inspired Tuscan Villa is ideal for entertaining and a dreamy private haven for the owner.