A dazzling display of colored windows wraps the custom-furniture-filled Venice, California, home of architect Lorcan O’Herlihy. In the master bath, a Zuma tub with Hansgrohe fixtures is covered with limestone tile to soak up the sunshine.
If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. They invite us past the charred cedar facade of their Southern California home.
The limestone-clad volume at the east end of the house extends to the second story, housing Shino and Ken’s master suite, which opens onto the planted roof deck.
An architectural designer and an artist harnessed the collective power of their design firm to remake this dilapidated mid-century gem into a hillside perch for their family. A striated concrete wall designed by Pollen Architecture & Design contrasts with the rough limestone rock of the home’s existing stair column.
Designed by Mark Merer, this English home bridges the gap between past, present, and future. Similar to the kitchen, white materials and finishes are favored in the home's bathrooms. White limestone is complemented by Ikea cabinets, counters, sinks, and taps. Square casement windows provide a strong focal point and help bring natural light into the space.
When a family couldn’t part with a traditional Edwardian, their architect Drew Mandel introduced a world of design inspiration instead. The renovation made their home modern and cozy. The clients desired a warm material base for the interior so Mandel used American walnut for the flooring, millwork, and staircase. Loire limestone covers the landing below the steps and Calacatta marble clads the kitchen counters and island.