Los Angeles - 2014
Earth, Fire, Water and Comfort – experience them all in this one of a kind ‘Diamond in the Nest.”
Enter this dream-house designed by Award Winning architectural designer Amit Apel of Apel Design, Inc., through a stream fed stepping stone walkway. The entry speaks out with neatly placed Japanese planters, large stepping stones and a mix of materials and colors to invite you and your guests inside.
Clean lines and surfaces will draw you in to the front door through a cavernous approach. Upon entering the front doorway touch the “Earth” and feel the white ledge stone walls, smooth stucco finish ledges, integrated wood detail and notice “Water” in the water feature beneath your feet. Pass through the front doorway and witness the open concept living, dining and kitchen areas with sunlight shining through from the numerous floor to ceiling windows.
While indoors you are still reminded of natural flowing water as seen in the glass bottom floors by the stairway and kitchen areas integrated with the white stone tile floor – you are walking, eating and relaxing on water. The high ceiling and floor to ceiling windows offer sunlight spilling in and reflecting off the floor.
The study and its bathroom, to your left provide the perfect get away for your special projects while also offering privacy when desired. The great room offers several people-oriented places to enjoy private or group conversations. The kitchen being the center of activity offers the best of chefs with high tech appliances, work space, ample hidden storage cabinets and fixtures. Guests can witness the chef at work or orient themselves to “Fire” at the fireplace wall across from the kitchen.
The rear yard is complete with infinity pool, sun-tanning deck, fire wall and conversation pit. Collaborate with the outdoor spaces or enjoy the outdoors while inside as well.
Getting to the second level is not a challenge. Rather, it is like floating up the staircase accented with glass railings, spectacular window views and the airy feel of the great room below. On the second floor you are reminded of another “Earth” tone with the European oak floors contrasted with the white walls and ample window openings. The second and third bedrooms each enjoy the privacy of their own high tech bathrooms accented with peak through walls and ample closet space.
The master suite brings it all together with an ante-room with storage cabinets and art display counter, 15’ high ceiling, fireplace and double balconies with sliding patio doors. Get a peak of the bathroom before entering and enjoy the modern high-back bath tub, spacious shower and walk-in closet.