There is nothing like staying in a historic property that makes you wonder if walls could talk. Casa Cody is one of these properties. Ideally situated in the center of Palm Springs, Casa Cody is a true oasis
Richard Beard custom-designed this 7,000-square-foot house for a couple with young children. The property is ideally located in the Westridge area of Portola Valley, a desirable and exclusive enclave of the San Francisco Peninsula, close to Silicon Valley.
The central coast enclave of Carmel-by-the-Sea features an architectural exploration of the interaction with the local landscape by Studio Schicketanz, the project is at once strikingly contemporary while respectful of its age-old oaks and natural character.
There is something about the desert that makes you want to spend time relaxing, observing and exploring. The colors and smells of the landscape, and the harsh yet beautiful environment where life surprisingly exists, among rocks and cacti, all contribute to this fascination. The architecture and interior design of these hospitality and residential projects perfectly capture the unique character of deserts across the West and Southwest.
Overlooking the hypnotic depths of the Adriatic, the remnants of an ancient time speak to an ancient place. This is Lopud 1483, a 15th-century Franciscan monastery complex, with its church, Our Lady of the Cave, so named for the fact that the friary was built over a sea cave that was later transformed into an underground passage connecting it with the open ocean.
Spread over 11,583 square feet, it comprises an impressive double-height foyer and entry hall with floor-to-ceiling windows, a cascading water wall, and greenery, immediately reflecting the high level of design and craftsmanship.
Located along Pacific Coast Highway, on the west side of Los Angeles in Westchester, Hotel June reflects the soul of the city. On one hand, the hotel honors its architectural past—something that immediately caught the attention of the team of Venice-based Studio Collective, which spent three years working on the renovation—and on the other, it unveils its new dynamic face with an authentic California feel, especially inside.
Dawnridge, a house with a slow, transcendent dimension to counterbalance the bustle of Silicon Valley, and utterly suspicious of ornament, is rewilded to the environment by Field Architecture.
Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig’s Teton House in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a skier’s dream home, with easy access to the slopes directly connected to several Jackson Hole mountains, and the ultimate “cabin” in the woods.
Sheathed in stone and rich in character, this period set-piece is at the heart of a sensitive intervention based on Modernist doctrine by architect Richard Found of the London-based practice Found Associates.