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2023 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

On-the-Boards Single-Family Custom Home


Encino Residence


Encino, California

Architect/Designer | LUNO Design Studio

Interior Designer | LUNO Design Studio

Photographer | LUNO Design Studio

This traditional Spanish Revival estate brings the charm of Montecito to Los Angeles. Nestled into lush landscaping, the soft plaster pavilions that make up this estate are scattered about the property to give a village-like feel. Handcrafted wood details appear in the gates, shutters, doors and eaves to add to the charm of the property. Steel doors and painted wood windows add to the timeless character of this enchanting Spanish-style compound.

Driving through antique wood gates into the cobblestone motor court, the goal was to make one feel transported into a Bougainvillea-draped square of an old Spanish village. The guard house and guest house flank the driveway, and frame the entry to the main residence to create a stately threshold to the property. A large custom oak and glass entry door accentuates the entrance and sets the tone for the traditional aesthetic of the interiors of this home.

The backyard was envisioned as an extension of the interior living spaces. Outdoor rooms are created by different groves of trees and several pavilion structures.

From the Judges
This rendering is amazing. It feels like the quintessential California Spanish style—it just feels like it’s been there forever. The courtyard and entrance areas are absolutely beautiful. The balanced proportions and use of material show restraint, while still creating something so unique, so special, so timeless.

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