Michael Kovac Designs A New House In Santa Monica
Michael Kovac from , has completed this new home in Santa Monica, California.
The house is also currently listed .
The designer’s description
The home’s primary conceptual move is the placement of the master suite and bedrooms in dual, hull-like volumes on the second level.
The forms are clearly separate, yet are responsive to each other, and create a fluid double-height space in their interstice.
A slender bridge joins the two, and glazing above and at both ends incorporates an internal brise-soleil, etched to recall the shifting silhouettes of wind-blown palms.
The nautical, tropical feel continues at the rear of the property, where a gangway connects the second floor to the to the pool area.
Beyond is an intimately scaled cabana, which accommodates a guest suite.
The home was designed with green practices in mind; LED lighting is used throughout, and photovoltaic panels are incorporated into the roof.
The hulls are clad in a composite of rice hulls and mineral oil that simulates wood, but is far more robust and sustainable.
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