Fashioned from raw concrete blocks characteristic of the Mexican landscape, this taqueria bar is vertically bordered with a bold yellow “stepped” bar top, a feature inspired by Mayan ruins and tailored specifically to the space. Vibrant colors express vitality and excitement.
During construction, the design team decided to leave a portion of the raw concrete foundation wall exposed in the game room. The homeowner was attached to his pool table, despite it not really going with the modern aesthetic, so it was re-felted in black to blend better.
The Eastmark Community wanted a series of structures within the park that would complement the natural materials used in the planned development, so designers chose elements that would nod to the site's historical, agricultural past. Raw steel, concrete, stone and other natural materials symbolically mirror the agricultural structures that once dotted the rural desert landscape. Historically, indigenous settlements sprouted up along rivers, so this stream running through the park area gives a peaceful nod to the ancient landmarks that would have existed many years removed in history.
A large, handcrafted door makes a great first impression on visitors, as its warm design easily complements a wood accent wall. The rest of the foyer is rich with raw texture, too, like the cement console table and rock wall that extends down the hallway.
A polished concrete driveway sets the tone for this mountain home, striking a beautiful balance between modern design and raw natural materials. As guests follow the limestone walkway to the front of the house, they'll spy fresh greenery, stone retaining walls and a chic wood exterior.