It’s fun to imagine the famed comedian Jerry Lewis and his Rat Pack pals holding court over martinis in this Deepwell home. However, the 1958-built house was in a sorry state of Spanish/Tudor hodge-podge when we took on the project to re-invigorate the property with its mid-century roots while meeting the demands of modern living.
A prime goal was to re-orient the home in order to capture the property’s spectacular views and to expand the outdoor living spaces. A new modernist-themed master suite addition was built into the backyard to shape an entirely new landscape embracing access to the pool and patios. Large stacking sliders were expanded to allow for an easy flow between the indoor/outdoor spaces.
To further the imprint of the whimsy of the time, iconic fun elements like the orange “wishbone” columns supporting the triangulated patio overhang were constructed, almost as if it were a 50”s drive-in. The cantilevered front overhang was enlarged in steel to reflect the excitement of the early “Jetson” Age.
The kitchen was opened up significantly to integrate into the whole open living area. A large beam was removed. I used IKEA frames and hardware systems, then had my cabinet maker built custom walnut doors, drawers, and island paneling. The metal strip detail under peninsula looks sharp and frames the wood tones beautifully.
Originally there was just a funky little door from the kitchen to the patio so, the wall was opened up to match the new sliders across the whole patio area.
My client wanted a separate wine bar fridge and area to display his vintage glass collection. I carefully lined up with tiles and glass with the cabinetry.
The master vanity is custom walnut with this cool aluminum track I like to use to create recesses as handles. Keep the look very sleek and clean. Also, the reveal between cabinet and the Ceasarstone countertop gives that "floaty" effect.
Modern spa bath with a retro twist with the 60's "sea grass" wallpaper look and the Italian accent tile. I also fabricated a custom concrete bench that I acid stained to a dark woody stained color. It was framed precisely to support the end of the bench in the wall.