This open-concept living, dining and kitchen space has a luxe, layered aesthetic that's at once cool and welcoming. A glittering traditional chandelier hangs above a Mid-Century Modern dining room set, a juxtaposition that works.
Andrea Michaelson had a strong, contrasting vision for this California home as she blended not only design styles but design eras. The exterior of home is modern and minimal, using both cement brick and cement plaster walls, and limestone for a pronounced look against the lush landscape
SPG Architects’ Casa Torcida, located in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, features expansive terraces and a pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The operable glass walls enclosing the living spaces can be opened, erasing the separation between interior and exterior. SPG juxtaposed bright, tropical colors against the neutral palette of the building materials.
The kitchen, living room and dining room all open up to each other for a relaxed gathering space. A retro green chair features curved metal legs and is paired with a blue Oriental rug and Lucite coffee table. The mix of styles and eras creates a true eclectic look.
Natural wood beams on the ceiling combine with clean-lined cabinetry to create a kitchen filled with juxtapositions. Modern track lighting, stained concrete floors and sleek quartz countertops bring industrial edge to the space without erasing its warm, rustic vibe. The designers removed all downstairs walls to create an open-concept kitchen, dining and living area.