Located in picturesque Pebble Beach, this vacation townhouse designed by Graham Baba Architects is for a couple who split their time between California, Washington, France, and Canada. The owners bought the house over twenty years ago but had done little to the residence since acquiring it. Outdated and poorly organized, the decision was to undertake a wholesale remodel, taking the house down to the studs and reworking how spaces are organized. Community association requirements meant the exterior character needed to be preserved, although a small interior courtyard was revised to better connect interior with exterior space. Photography by Aaron Leitz
The natural materials and neutral tones contribute to a relaxed, tranquil aesthetic—informal, albeit sophisticated. Bronze and metal details accent the otherwise serene spaces that are furnished with a combination of custom-designed pieces and antiques that the family had collected over the years. The master suite features a fireplace with a custom patinaed nickel and bronze mantel; the master bath is wrapped in marble. The clients’ collection of antiques was an important design consideration, including a Chinese screen that was incorporated into the casework in the living room. An elevator was inserted into the newly revised stair/entry area to address long term viability.
Graham Baba Architects: Interior Architecture
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