Dana Point, California
Architect/Designer | Hawk & Co.
Builder | Hill Construction Company
Interior Designer | Hawk & Co.
Photographer | Manolo Langis
Nothing defines diving into the depths of luxury like a private, subterranean cocktail lounge with its own human aquarium. Designed to emulate a London nightclub, natural light filters through the wall-sized windows of this massive pool, giving the underground space and built-in bar area an incredible blue glow. At double the weight of a standard pool, the design required extensive structural coordination with the house foundation systems and complex waterproofing measures.
A spiral staircase leads to the entrance hall, where a custom chandelier sparkles across the marble floors. Walnut paneled walls and an Art Deco-inspired stepped ceiling encapsulate the great room, opening to the dining area and vast kitchen with custom metal cabinetry. One last spiral ascent leads to the magnificent owners’ suite with corner walls that open to provide unobstructed sunsets from the bedroom or the soaking tub.