Award Winning Home Design
Award Winners Before and After
This project has won the following awards:
- 2010 CotY Residential Whole House $500,000 - $1,000,000
- 2009 NKBA Star Awards First Place Small Bathroom
- 2009 NKBA Star Awards First Place Powder Bathroom
- 2009 CaesarStone National Dream Design Contest Winner
The home on this abandoned lot had been repossessed when our client, a developer, was inspired to buy it to create something truly unique. He wanted to take the bones of the building and reshape them into an ultra-modern urban loft where he could express his passion for contemporary design and city living. It was important to him to work with a design team, as he wanted nothing ordinary about the aesthetics of the home.
The existing structure was framed about 80%. Approximately 15% of the structure had to be dismantled, then re-framed and re-sheeted. We transformed the bare shell of this abandoned home into a 1900 square foot, three-story showcase of modern design with a 900 square foot rooftop deck. What once looked like a symbol of urban blight has been elevated to a modern, luxurious, downtown loft filled with the latest technology and newest trends, and infused with a hip urban vibe. The new home contributes to the revitalization of the neighborhood and more than fulfills the client's desires, beyond his original dreams.
An open floor plan establishes the modern character of the home. Each area is defined with the careful placement of lighting and other elements, while the overall flow retains a loft-like attitude. Ceilings were adapted to 10 feet to provide the airy, expansive feeling the client desired. Lighting was specifically designed to enhance display areas for artwork to be placed along the walls. The overall window design was modified from the original plan to capture more light and provide better privacy. Windows were placed so that attention was directed to the spectacular ocean view.