“At a glance it looks like a simple design,” observes Marc Welch, project architect for the Landry Design Group, which designed the buildings. “But the attention to detail that went into it to make everything line up perfectly is of the highest quality.” Immaculate, impeccable precision along with a love for rigorous design defines this house.
Today we feature the work of Los Angeles interior designer, James Magni with his project featuring an 8 bedroom and 10 bathroom 24,000 square foot Beverly Hills mansion. Named one of the“Top 100” designers by Architectural Digest magazine, James Magni of Magni Design has built a desirable reputation for himself as a leading designer of elegant, sexy and luxurious upscale interior spaces. It is no surprise that his work on this Beverly Hills home resulted in a meticulously tailored interior space that was perfect for the needs of their client. “You can’t get any more custom,” remarks Christina Craemer, Magni’s senior designer, “Nothing here is off the shelf.”
The clients of this home boast ownership of homes all over the world and are avid art collectors. “Here, they wanted a transparent, open floor plan that took advantage of the California weather,” says firm’s principal Richard Landry. That’s one reason the home is long, with rear facing rooms that open completely to the outdoors, providing natural ventilation. Another reason is to take advantage of the stunning Santa Monica Mountain and Los Angeles Basin views. Let’s enjoy the interior views of this home.
The exactitude of detail in this home is breathtaking. Interior designer James Magni went with CaesarStone (manufacturer of monumental slabs of quartz floor surfacing) to minimize grout lines on in the flooring. Precisely chiseled Indian sandstone facing that was worked on by 100 workmen in China is used on vertical interior and exterior accents, to add a “raked” look.
Part of getting this interior space just right for their client’s needs involved helping the clients connect with local artists to assemble specially commissioned works for the home. The wife “went to all their studios and met with them for hours, resulting in a highly personal collection,” says Magni. And while the couple love the casual California lifestyle, the clients are highly fashionable and accustomed to more formally designed spaces. The interiors of this home reflect a very upscale look.
Modern works of art play as major elements punctuating the design of this home with “a modern interpretation.” The pieces impart a mysterious, timeless quality to the setting.
The living room is a richly textured space that blends well with the clients’ high-style. Filled with plush leathers, hides, and high-polish woods, you really can’t get a more custom designed room.
An all white dining room hosts intimate lunches as well as large receptions. The designers adapted Magni’s versatile Jewel Table dining surface that pulls apart or is easily pieced together depending on the situation.
A unique piece of art customized to the client’s taste is displayed in the dining room area.
The living room opens up into the back yard for the clients to enjoy the outdoors while spending time indoors in their lavish interior space.
The home is finished off with an impeccable exterior with high attention to detail. This home is a feast for the eyes.
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