Thursday, May 21, 2009
This open plan contemporary home features a gated entry with intercom, enclosed open air courtyard with basalt stone fountain. The warm feel of ledge stone begins at the exterior entry and transitions through the full height glass window into the main living space, making a dramatic indoor/outdoor statement and transition of materials from exterior to interior. Organic elements and comfortable luxury set the tone for the interior of this jewel of the desert.
A dramatic dropped ceiling in the dining area defines the space with elegant bronze finish ceiling panels, accenting the copper leafed glass cabinet panels. A natural mesquite tree trunk serves as a base for the large glass top table, and a full-height window that overlooks the courtyard and fountain make this dining space spectacular.
Interior and exterior living areas seamlessly transition from inside to outside through full-height custom glass sliding doors that fully pocket into the walls architecturally; concealing any transition from indoor to outdoor. This flowing floor plan experience is further facilitated by the transition of travertine flooring in large scale 24” X 24” tiles from inside to the expansive outdoor areas, all the way to the edge of the outdoor living spaces and surrounding the custom fire ledges and pool and spa. The outdoor living area also features a built in TV, top of the line BBQ, dining area with seating for eight and comfy club style seating.
Artfully executed wall finishes are another outstanding feature of this home. A Italian plaster radius wall leads the eye to towards two luxurious guest suites, complete with custom bedding, Each guest suite is exquisitely detailed with custom stone countertops, backlit mirrors, under mounted oversized sinks and separate toilet rooms in each suite. Unique tile designs in the guest baths and plenty of closet space.
The Large Master suite opens onto the spacious stone patio featuring a large spa nestled into the desert landscape. Polished and waxed plaster accent walls are sprinkled with gold leafing and add accent the focal point of the large upholstered headboard wall. 16 foot ceilings clad with wood and a gallery wall that would rival the best of art galleries makes this room one of the most dramatic in the home. Metallic toned luxury fabrics, granite top custom nightstands and an elegant granite and stone fireplace complete this Master retreat.
A unique surprise is the freestanding guest house tucked inside the courtyard which is perfect for guests that want a private retreat. A custom etched glass door sets the tone as you approach the guest house. The style here is ultra contemporary, which is reflected in the modern art choices, finishes and fabrics. A dry bar with coffee maker and custom bronze glazed tile add to the contemporary look. A linear fireplace enhanced by crushed glass and is encased in a split face travertine wall. Gold mica paper adds sparkle and drama; a very chic lacquered wood and upholstered headboard treatment, custom bedding and a fur throw complete the comfortable, luxurious look that is the signature of Miller Young Design.
Posted by Matthew Reader at 11:26 AM