US studio Ome Dezin has renovated a big mid-century residence in Brentwood, California, utilizing a tonal color palette and maximising the plush hillside views.
The six-bedroom 12221 Benmore residence was designed and constructed in 1960 by notable native architects A Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmon.
When Jesse Rudolph and Joelle Kutner of Ome Dezin got here to the mission, it had undergone a Nineties transform that had stripped away its character and elegance.
The staff made it their mission to revive the house’s unique allure and connection to the outside, bringing in pure tones and supplies.
“We have now all the time been followers of A Quincy Jones and acquainted with his work, which is what prompted us to see the house initially,” the duo instructed Dezeen.
“This one didn’t disappoint — it had the standard Quincy atrium-like residing house centered throughout from the outside which features a 40-foot (12-metre) waterfall.”
Most of the current fixtures had been retained, together with the mounted home windows and doorways, wherever doable.
To maintain the deal with the views from the massive home windows, the inside was designed with “a extra muted, streamlined aesthetic”.
“We wished to make sure the intention of Quincy was intact, so we aimed for a little bit of brutalism and reference to nature,” stated Rudolph and Kutner. “We opted for a restricted materials and coloration palette in favour of pure tones.”
The brand new white oak staircase designed for the three-storey atrium options rectangular varieties and has an architectural presence, echoing the form and elegance of the constructing.
It sits on the nexus of the lounge, eating space, kitchen and bar, which all circulation collectively and revel in expansive views out the again of the home.
A den adjoining to those open areas is furnished with a wide range of midcentury items, consistent with the constructing’s historical past.
Two kinds of stone had been used all through the house: travertine, which seems within the kitchen, bar space and powder room, and richly patterned Cipollino within the main lavatory chosen to pick the colors of the mountains seen by way of the home windows.
Within the lower-floor bedrooms and across the fire, flagstones and cobblestones had been laid to create a grounding high quality and to attach the areas to the rocky panorama outdoors and pavers across the swimming pool.
Customized items designed for the mission embrace the eating desk created with furnishings designer Ben Willett, which permits the entire chairs to be tucked away neatly beneath.
Two 10-foot-high (three-metre) doorways had been custom-built for the residing house and have Jean Prouvé-influenced round window cutouts that permit mild to shine by way of.
“We paid particular consideration to the lighting within the residence, principally sourcing classic lights so as to add allure and character,” the design staff stated.
“With such a big residence, and plenty of home windows and tall ceilings, heat temper lighting actually made the areas really feel intimate and magical, notably within the evenings.”
Rudolph and Kutner based Ome Dezin as a design and growth studio targeted on residential restoration in and round Los Angeles.
California has no scarcity of mid-century properties in want of revamping. Different lately accomplished examples embrace Studio Schicketanz’s renovation of modernist architect Henry Hill’s former seaside residence, and Woods + Dangaran’s overhaul of a residence that after belonged to singer Bing Crosby’s supervisor.
The images is by Nils Timm.