The house has three levels overall: a living area and kitchen on the ground floor, the master bedroom on the second floor and additional bedrooms on the garden level. All floors have access to the home's equally lovely outdoor spaces.
To create an open plan first floor, Karen and Mina, hosts of HGTV's show, Good Bones, removed the walls separating the rooms of the first floor. This allows for design continuity, as well as allowing homeowners to maximize their entertaining space.
To create a clear separation between the public and private space of the house, architects use materials that would delineate the two spaces. The first story-the public spaces of the home-is filled with windows that allow in natural light and create a transparency from one side of the house to the other. However, on the second floor, where the bedrooms are, architects used stucco to create a more private feel for those spaces.
From the first floor to the second, rich wood stairs lead into the private spaces of the home. Halfway up a landing opens to the outside, keeping the stairwell bright and open. Off the landing, the staircase ascends to the second floor, providing access to the home's bedrooms.
A family kitchen on the second floor is designed for convenience. Columns of limed waxed oak have touch latched recessed cabinets for extra storage and to separate the cooking and food preparation area.
To connect the first floor and second floor spaces, designers added a colorful, geometric wall covering that runs floor to ceiling. This gives each space a pop of color, making them bright and energizing-perfect for a workout space.
The stunning chandelier is not only a showstopping piece for the first floor, but with glass railings in the second floor hallway, the chandelier can be enjoy upstairs as well. A floating staircase leads to light wood floors in this home.
The creative spaces of Pereira & O'Dell extend through two floors and a loft. The first floor contains the reception area and advertisers' individual work stations. The second floor is home to conference rooms, and the loft section of the building houses executive offices.
A narrow doorway separates the foyer into two distinct areas. A winding staircase leads to the second floor, and also downstairs to the basement. In addition to the natural window light, a cylinder pendant light hangs above to brighten the space.
The home's first floor has most of the living spaces; the second hosts the bedrooms. And a petite top floor is made up of a large family room with a bathroom, plus extra storage. The house's front overlooks a park; the back, a pretty courtyard.
To create warmth and continuity throughout the home's first and second floor spaces, designers added wood to the ceiling of the spaces. This addition softened the home's neutral design and created a more "homey" feel throughout the design.
This modern red home features a curved black railing on the second floor deck. The first-floor patio includes a fire pit and an outdoor dining area. At upper left is an outdoor rain room, which allows residents to enjoy infrequent San Diego rains without getting wet.
In the upstairs living area, David and Kortney used a soft blue wall color to make the space feel colorful and inviting, as well as make it feel separate from the first floor's living spaces. To help the two separate designs mesh, Kortney brought in green accents, keeping the home's individual spaces complimentary to each other.