럭셔리 독신남을 위한 쉘터의 가장 큰 주안점은 기존 주거환경의 존중을 바탕으로 새로운 거주자의 럭셔리 라이프를 제공하는 여유로운 거주환경 구축에 있다. 안락하며 평화로운 여유로운 공간은 100명가량의 손님과 함께 할 수 있는 엔터테이먼트 스페이스를 동시에 만족시킨다. 인테리어 주요 내장재는 재활용 오크우드 판넬을 이용하며, 수제로 제작된 거실용 가구들과 함께 레트로한 분위기를 자아내며, 대형창을 통해 유입된 자연채광의 풍부한 빛과 함께 거주공간을 구축한다. 대형창으로 통해 연결된 야외 테라스는 멀리 보이는 계곡의 아름다운 전망과 아름드리 나무의 그늘을 제공, 거주자의 야외활동을 보장한다.
reviewed by SJ,오사
When young entrepreneur Derek Mattison decided to buy this two-storey, three-bedroom villa in Los Angeles’ Nichols Canyon, he knew that he was also getting himself into a major renovation project. Originally designed by famous Californian architects Buff & Hensman, the house had already been renovated many times over several decades, and had accumulated all sorts of changes and additions to its original design. The task of reviving the building’s authentic character was picked up by designer Pamela Shamshiri of design studio Commune, who removed all of the unnecessary additions, including tearing the pool house down to then rebuild it from scratch.
After two years of renovation works, the house was finally ready in 2010, and is now a luxurious bachelor pad that feels secluded and cozy whilst still being spacious enough to entertain as many as 100 guests. Panels of reclaimed oak wood cover the interior walls, whilst some of the furniture has been custom-made, an example being the coffee table in the living room by sculptor Alma Allen. Flooded with natural light from the large windows and doors, the living areas on the ground floor open out onto the terrace outside which enjoys views of the canyon and the shade of mature trees. Towering over the pool is a ceramic wall mural by ceramist and sculptor Stan Bitters which serves as a dramatic background for the interior spaces, particularly the bathroom upstairs.