Italianate Villa in Southern California
This new Italianate villa in Southern California is an homage to the homeowner’s memories of Italy and the Mediterranean vernacular found in old Los Angeles. The house provides a rich alternation of outdoor and indoor rooms to take advantage of the climate and to capture views of the gardens and grounds, including the existing large trees. From the entry gate the progression includes the motorcourt, open-air courtyard, double height living room, arcaded loggia, and continues across the grounds to the pool pavilion at the rear of the property.
A variety of ornament was incorporated throughout the house including pediments and friezes, mosaics inspired by ancient designs, and decorative ceilings which vary the experience of moving through the house.