Located in Arcadia, California, this 80000 square foot, new construction, single family home boasts 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a home theater, gym, wine cellar, and pool house.
Caisson Studios concentrated on a contemporary design that spotlights asymmetry, balanced by intersecting forms. Sticking to a monochromatic color palette lead to using more textural materials accented by innovative lighting concepts.
A main challenge encountered was the entry space, as it includes openings to the formal living room that cut into the double height space making it more obvious that there is a divide between the first and second floor. In order to conceal this, we created an illusion with form from ceiling to floor with elegant and unique materials, making the space still feel clean, but dramatic.
Scheme 1 (chosen): Accenting the two story entryway while incorporating functional storage and seating.
Scheme 2: Elegant and glamorous materials create a strong vertical element along one side. The wall enclosing the stairs to the basement is removed, visually connecting the three floors.
The project also inherits existing floor plan constraints in the master bathroom and library. In order to solve this, we used strong forms to disguise the jogs in the walls and ceilings in order to create a more cohesive, open space. In the master bathroom, we explored two options, one accepting the existing walls and the other eliminating what walls we could, and creating a more streamlined interior, but minimizing the space of the shower.
Scheme 1: The existing walls are included in the design, creating a tighter space in the entry, but also separating the rest of the spaces
Scheme 2 (chosen): The existing walls are removed, allowing a more open floor plan and connected spaces.
The library’s symmetrical plan included two large jogs that seemed to separate the space into two, yet the client needed it to fulfill 3 different uses, lounging, working, and gaming. Big gestures of form and a rich wood tone made the extra walls nearly invisible and the whole room more unified, as well as creating a focal point on the media wall.
Scheme 1 (chosen): Continuing the dark wood accent around two walls connects the spaces that were originally disconnected because of the existing walls.
Scheme 2: The form accents the existing walls, creating a gallery space for the owner's art. The space is connected by the ceiling elements carrying onto the floor, creating storage and display.
The wine room is a space where beautiful materials and textures are showcased with LED lighting; but still subtle enough to allow the wine to be the main attraction. The space that houses the wine is equally as practical as it is a statement piece. Over 1000 bottles of wine can be stored in the wine cellar, and up to 14 people can make use of the wine room.
Not only is the home’s interior carefully crafted to the clients’ tastes and lifestyle, the desire to cater to many people at once is extended into the outdoor living spaces. The space includes a grill, fireplace, storage, and plenty of covered seating, as well as a unique design feature that creates a view into the garage.
The home is the most important space for a family, so why not make the most of it and spend some time redesigning your living spaces to suit your own family’s needs? For more inspiration check out Caisson Studio’s portfolio page, and give us a call if you need any help with your own home!