Create a home inspired by the New England-style architecture of the client’s childhood. The home should be designed to take advantage of the view and include a living room, dining room, family room, foyer, powder room, kitchen, and breakfast area; upstairs should have four bedrooms, including a guest room and playroom for the children.
The Glenn Home
Outcome:The large New England-style home features light and airy interiors, cedar shingle siding, and custom windows and doors. Wainscot was installed throughout the foyer, stairs, and upstairs landing area; the foyer was designed as a see-through, providing a view to the back from the front door. The kitchen, which includes a breakfast area and children’s study, was placed at the rear of the home to take advantage of the view. Also with a view are the upstairs master bedroom and guest room, including the balcony and deck areas; the children’s room and playroom face the property’s front. An extra-wide hallway with a row of skylights provides access to the bedrooms and playroom. A trellis-covered rear terrace offers plenty of outdoor living space, while an infinity pool was constructed to maximize the view.
Richard has designed two houses for us, one on a cliff and the other in a glade. Each presented difficult challenges that Richard was able to overcome. His work resulted in classic houses of great beauty, delivered on time and on budget. He overcame the inevitable construction surprises and design changes because he is a gifted problem solver. We would never consider anyone else for our next project and are proud to call him our friend.
Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica, California
RLB Architecture is a high-end architecture and design firm that provides custom design, planning, drafting, and construction administration services for projects in the Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu, Santa Monica, and other Westside communities. Richard L. Blumenberg is the proprietor.
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