Monday, March 12, 2012

Manhattan Beach Modern Masterpiece.

Here is a peek into one of my most recently completed projects:

I am so happy that we finally got pictures of this amazing property.  It was a pleasure working with Michael Lee Architects on this Manhattan Beach project.  He created the most gorgeous space to work within and I think the result is incredible.  Michael Lee maximized the square footage on this small corner lot and captured views from every angle imaginable! This 4-story home opens up on every level to let the fresh air and the light penetrate through creating a treehouse-like effect. The windows on the top level pocket into the walls on all sides which allows the home to be completely open to the ocean air while the glass railing makes you to feel like you're floating out into the ocean.

The fireplace wall is a main feature on the upper level and I addressed the feature wall like it was a work of art. The floating Caesarstone base suspends across the room and acts as a platform for the remaining elements on this wall. The walnut components storage from Pianca hides all of the entertainment components in a clean and elegant manner. The tall white laquer units frame the television while keeping the lines sleek and clean without compromising on storage. I'd love to relax in this simple and elegant space where the fireplace and the stars sparkle together!

This gorgeous "Mood" Kitchen, from Scavolini,in a gunmetal gray matte laquer combined with the white glossy laquer flows into this open plan with ease. Furniture-like in its aesthetic and chef-like in it's function, the kitchen becomes a primary feature of the house. Sharing an upper level with the living room, this is by far the most used room of the house. The porcelain tiles look and feel like concrete, but the radiant heating provides the warmth, coziness, and practicality this home needs. 
When these beautiful sliding walnut doors open, the ocean view awaits. You can sit and soak in this undermount tub and look at the stars reflecting off the water! Porcelain wall tiles resembling a natural stone, a solid color Italian porcelain floor, and the natural walnut combine perfectly to create a spa-like feel in this open master bathroom. You can't go wrong with the clean lines and soft edges of these modern Italian bathroom vanity from Idea Group.

Float down these stairs...
...and let this natural stone lead you from the indoors, out. Layers of natural walnut, concrete, stone, and laquer combine throughout this interior to make this modern coastal living masterpiece feel warm and organic.  
Hope you've had a great tour of the Kim's Modern Manhattan Beach Residence. A vacation awaits as you step outside this door. This is coastal living at its best!   

Images: Manufactur
All finish materials: See Materials

West Hollywood Modern

Phew...another gorgeous project complete.  This West Hollywood Project sold only after a couple weeks on the market.  The gorgeous modern interior, the unique mix of materials, and the close attention to detail really make this place unique.
The Scavolini Kitchen is a mix of white glossy laquer and an anthracite gray matte glass.  Pure white Caesarstone countertops really brighten up this kitchen.  The window backsplash is a great detail and allows the beautifully landscaped hard to be an extension of the interior.
Caesarstone treads and the glass railing on the floating stairs have a sculptural effect inside this volume.  

Modern porcelain slabs from Lea Ceramiche are a great solution for a modern fireplace.  The Caesarstone bench floats across and dies into the wall creating a ledge for accessories, plants, or books.

The view in this Master Bathroom is incredible.  The freestanding bathtub contrasts nicely against the beautiful Italian Faux Wood Porcelain Tile.  Again that window backsplash brings the outdoors in.

The fireplace in the master bedroom mimics the one downstairs.  The light gray porcelain slabs create a very natural and serene feel in the bedroom.  The wide plank oiled natural oak floors add a softness to the room and a very organic feel to this clean and modern space.

Developers: Zamir Bros.

Century City Condo Lobby Remodel

Budget: $7,000.00 (including furniture, materials, and labor)
Project Description: To transform this extremely outdated 1980's condo lobby into a classic modern space that the residents would want to relax in.

A dark grayish blue velvet fabric on a modern sofa with clean lines creates a very classic look.  The dark wood keeps things sophisticated while the large bold artwork adds color and character to the space. 

We removed the large mirrors which made this small space seem very busy and even more outdated.  We painted the tile floors with a dark gray epoxy paint.  This was a great way to change the flooring on a budget.

The front doors were painted in a high gloss black paint and the old brass handles were plated in a satin nickel finish.  Replating old hardware is a great way to repurpose and bring the beauty back to existing pieces.

The table is a great place for the residents to sit and read the mail, address the envelopes, or just do some work while they are waiting for guests.



Photo Credit: Kendra Remedios