Homes of the Week

PLATINUM | Axis-Wall

Henderson, Nev.

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Photography by AG Photography

Architect/Designer | Bassenian Lagoni
Builder | Pardee Homes
Interior Designer | Bobby Berk Interior Design

Design Statement | Geometric forms create a vibrant street presence and the stone wall element becomes the organizing spine of the home from the front, through the home, and into the rear outdoor living spaces. Forms, details, and colors create an ever-changing palette on the exterior depending on the sun and shadows. The entry draws the eye through the home to the views beyond. Strong design elements—the oversized kitchen island and the three-dimensional material and shape of the fireplace—draw inspiration from the forms. Outdoor living spaces mimic the shapes and forms to create a seamless living experience.

Judges’ Comments | This home’s plan is really unusual and interesting, yet very successful. The outdoor living space is extremely pleasing and varied, and the overall rear exterior is great. The project team played with angles throughout the home, but there is a real consistency in how this home is executed.

GOLD | Artesana – Plan 1

San Diego, Calif.

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Photography by Eric Figge Photography

Architect/Designer | Bassenian Lagoni
Builder | Pardee Homes
Interior Designer | Ami Samuel Interiors

Design Statement | A divided garage and setback for two bays strengthen the architectural presentation. A focal arch, low roof pitch, and rafter tails express the classic Rancho Santa Fe style as seen in architect Lilian Rice’s noted works. The exterior’s metal railing and dramatic openings are reprised in key interior spaces, which also present the bold geometry and materials of a progressive contemporary design.

Courtyard design incorporates a series of discovery points keyed to indoor/outdoor connectivity, starting with a low arrival wall and progressing from the loggia and focal court through the porch entry to the great room and outdoor living beyond. Views and light gain for all four sides of the envelope enhance the seamless connection of outdoors with interior spaces, with elevated windows assuring privacy for retreat rooms.

The ground-level master suite and guest casita address maturing households; the casita’s optional suite accommodates diverse, extended-stay scenarios. Overlook views, high windows, and open circulation benefit second-level retreats, which are further enhanced by en suite design, a shared optional loft, and the optional library.

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