INTERIOR DESIGN BY SCOTT FLAX STUDIO, SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA
Scott Flax is an architectural colorist and and interior designer active in Los Angeles.
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This project was a complete remodel of a 1920s bungalow in the seaside town of Santa Monica, California.
The clients had always admired The Horatio Court complex in Santa Monica designed by Irving Gill in 1919 and had fallen in love with his architectural approach in this building. The design of the clients' new house is not a literal reproduction; instead, it is inspired by Gill’s work, with the goal of creating a warm contemporary feeling coupled with an old world charm. The original bungalow was a total tear down. The new living room at the front of the house was moved closer to the sidewalk and shielded from the street with an elevated yard and soft hedges. The master bedroom on the second floor is set back almost 30 feet to distance it from the elementary school across the street. The bedroom is further buffered from noise with a walled patio that opens it to the glorious outdoors while maintaining a complete sense of privacy. The staggered planes of these new walls gives the façade a scale that fits well with the neighborhood.
This project was a team effort with the owners, from the interiors and colors to the construction supervision. The success of the project is a result of that true collaborative effort."
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