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Makena Lane Rancho Mirage Residence #1

      New residence under construction in Rancho Mirage. Large glass walls to capture expansive mountain views. Clerestory windows all around giving the feeling of a floating roof.

 

Makena Lane Rancho Mirage Residence #2

      New residence under construction in Rancho Mirage. Designed for ultimate privacy and entertaining with grand views of the mountains and complete indoor-outdoor living space.

 

San Lucas Remodel And Addition

      Addition of Living Room and Guest Bedroom enhances this small open framed house. The roofs on the additions play off the existing roofs while opening up vista to the mountain views.

 

San Lucas Residence in Palm Springs

      The existing ranch-style home was demolished to make way for a home with high ceilings, open living spaces and modern features.

 

Via Lazo Palm Springs Residence

      The existing ranch-style home was demolished to make way for a home with high ceilings, open living spaces and large window walls toward the golf course and mountain views.

 

Camino Norte Residence

      The existing ranch-style home was demolished to make way for a home with high ceilings, open living spaces and modern features.

 

Camino Sur Palm Springs Remodel and Addition

      The owners wanted to clean up the layout of an existing home, add some space and create a Moroccan oasis for living and entertaining. Use of key-hole doorways, stepped corbeling and stylized arches add elements of the Arabic theme through the house.

 

Corte Piccolo Residence

      Large, expansive rustic house at end of cul-de-sac with sweeping mountain views. Large, open living spaces, large Master Bedroom and a separate wing for guest bedrooms.

 

Desert Lily Residence in Palm Desert

      The existing ranch-style home was demolished to make way for a home with high ceilings, open living spaces, large Kitchen, 12’ bedroom ceilings and modern features. Set a price record for house sales in its area.

   

Farrel Road Residence

      New home on a vacant lot with large covered patio area off living spaces.

 

Fiddleneck Residence

      A new residence located in Palm Desert. The home is 3,800sf of living space with 3 bedrooms and an office, formal living and dining rooms with a wet bar, great room area with kitchen, breakfast nook and family areas.  

 

Huhn Residence

      A proposed residence to be located in The Reserve in Indian Wells. The program for this home was large scale Italian Tuscan design with lots of old world elements such as vaulted beamed ceilings, stone walls, wine cave cellar, expansive yet cozy. The design was for 3 bedrooms plus separate casita plus den/office extra bedroom, tower entry into grand living room with adjacent dining room. In between would be another tower sitting over the bar. All of these rooms looking out onto the large covered living area and the fairway and mountains beyond. A path behind the dining room leads to the great room area with its beamed and vaulted Family Room, large Kitchen and eating area.

 

Kawea Way Residence

      The Kawea Way residence is a 4,124sf home built in Indian Wells and is a more modest Italian Tuscan motif. It was designed for speculative sale but the builder and his family moved in and never put it on the market. The house works well for a family with good separation between the master and other the bedrooms and also has a bonus space that can be used as a recreation or homework room.

 

Landau-Beasley Residence

    This proposed home is designed by the owner’s Architect based in Toronto, Canada and will rest on the side slopes of the west Palm Springs foothills near Tahquitz falls. I was asked to develop the drawings for permitting, bidding and construction. The house is designed in a minimalist form and was originally to be entirely constructed of cast-in-place concrete. For a variety of reasons, that construction method was changed to wood framing and stucco so the challenge was to keep the crisp straight lines including the slender cantilevered overhangs. Through structural and architectural detailing, the cleanness of the lines will be achieved and the initial style preserved. The house will be 3,293sf of living space with a great room area, master suite, one guest bedroom, a casita and a roof deck to enjoy the valley view’s below.

 

Miller-Koontz Alexander House Remodel

      Built in the late 1960’s as an Alexander model in the Palm Springs’ Las Palmas area, the home had not been touched since the early 1970’s and the owners wanted a complete makeover while maintaining the original character of the home. The entire house was reworked and 1,144sf of living space was added to the original 2,134sf. All new post-and-beam construction with exposed ceiling decking was used to match the existing style and the end result was a home the functions better with the way we live today while maintaining the aesthetic dynamics of the original concept.

 

Angone Residence

      This new residence in Rancho Mirage features two separate living spaces built for an extended family. The home was designed to allow both interaction and privacy for the residents with common main entry way, shared back patio pool and gazebo area plus multiple private courtyards. The house can be converted into a single family home without disturbing the main structural components of the house.
 

Bel Air Residences

      These homes are designed for three nearly contiguous vacant lots in the south Palm Desert area and are for a small family or a second resort home. They are 3,050+ sf with a large, open living and kitchen area, formal dining and 3 bedrooms.

 

Boden Residence

      A new residence in Indian Wells Country Club designed in old Italian farmhouse style. This sprawling home has 4,200 sf of living space with a large, rustic great room area, barrel-vaulted entryway and main hall and a large master bedroom area with a private exercise/massage room. The garage was tucked behind the house so that all main living spaces could be in the front and oriented towards the mountain views.

 

Brooke-Ward Residence

      This small ranch home in South Palm Springs needed an enlarged dressing area for the Master Bedroom and a larger Kitchen for the owner, who enjoys cooking. The building footprint needed to stay as-is so the existing areas were reconfigured to maximize their efficiency and usefulness with a result that gave the owners what they desired.

 

Mountain View Office Buildings

      Four new two-story commercial office/retail buildings in 1000 Palms on Ramon Road west of Monterey. The buildings range from 3,000sf to 3,500sf in size, have an open floor plan and plenty of windows.
 

Seefurth Residence

    This new home was built on a rare vacant lot in the Manitou Springs area of Indian Wells Country Club. The lot is on the small side for the amount of house that was called for by the client. The result was a comfortably large home, 3,052sf living space with formal Living and Dining areas plus wet bar, Family Room and 4 Bedrooms including the Master Suite. There is also a large covered outdoor living area next to the pool and a 2-car garage with golf cart storage.
 

Taza Mirage Condominiums

      The proposed Taza Mirage apartments were to be located in Rancho Mirage. The design is for 5 loft-style units on two smallish lots.

 

Ware-Shank Cove Residence

      This is a built-for-sale home located in the Cove area of Indian Wells. The program was for a modern home with high ceilings, great room concept, master bedroom and 3 guest rooms. The house was sited and organized to take advantage of the mountain views and all rooms are amply sized in this 3,724sf house. The exterior motif is modern but with some playful use of detail as geometric shapes to create interesting shading patterns and general visual interest.

 

Ware-Shank Palm Desert Residence

      This ranch styled home is located adjacent to the Palm Valley Channel with beautiful, unobstructed views out the rear of the house. The main rooms in this 3146sf home include a great room area, master bedroom and office and all face the views. The other 2 bedrooms and garage face the street.