Project: Leschi Bertozzi Residence
Project Description: 2,200 sq. ft Remodel of existing home and second level addition of Master Bedroom Suite.
Programmatic Criteria: Renovation of existing Kitchen, Laundry and Living areas with the addition of a Main Level Powder Room and Guest Bedroom. A second level addition over the existing single story Garage to provide a Master Bedroom suite and Master Bathroom. The existing home, built in the 70’s was very spare and modernist. The intent was to build on and compliment that architecture.
Design Concept: Modern, dramatic, open, eclectic and personal by incorporating the owners’ historical possessions through their years of travels.
Design Solution: Since the existing windows, which were to remain, were powder-coated white, we decided to maintain a white color palette throughout the home where the exterior windows were part of the space. In order to create contrast, brought natural organic materials and dark colors into the areas of the home that were not directly abutting the white ‘shell’. this allowed these elements, especially the personal to objects and furniture, to be featured in a very gallery-like environment. The new Powder room at the main level, since it was void of windows, became a dark, rich room, playing in direct contrast to the bright white spaces outside of it and also creating a dramatically modern effect.