Monday, November 12, 2012

dwell modern san diego #2: one19 living studio

Dwell Home Tours Modern San Diego continues! As an avid student of the modernist movement, I was in heaven in San Diego last Saturday afternoon (Nov. 10, 2012). The second home on the tour was a modern beach inspired home with references to mid-century modern architects Richard Neutra, Cliff May, and William Wurster.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

This new construction of 2,200 square-feet by architect Brett Farrow, is another modern modest home which also packs quite a punch.

I am obsessed with landscaping right now and this home had plenty of good ideas. Let's start with the yard, shall we?

The landscaper made heavy use of tropicals and included an efficient pool feature. This pool is BOTH an endless swimming pool (has a current you can swim against), and a Jacuzzi! Not to mention a fountain. A three-fer, right? It is a saline pool, by the way. Is that a four-fer?

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Fire feature! Gas lit fire pit for chilly nights (say that three times fast). On the right you can see a glimpse of an original avocado tree the owner worked around during construction.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


More views of the sharp pool area.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Inviting lounging space.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Every inch of the space is carefully tended to. Landscape design is by Falling Waters Landscape.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Nap time.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Peaceful.
Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


This pool takes a good picture from any angle. Concrete and stainless bench on right right is by NICHE and designed by interior designer and resident of the studio, Kim Nadel

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Let's step inside the front door.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


I took about 15 pictures of this sign. I just couldn't stop. Designed by lili Plaskon (not a typo, her first name is not capitalized). Available from NICHE.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

The living room sits atop its pool view. This home is more traditional wood construction (vs. the concrete and steel beams of the Munson Residence), although it has all the features of a modern villa: windows for days, exposed beam ceilings as well as polished, wash and wear, concrete flooring downstairs.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


This folding glass door system is on my wish list (La Cantina). Provides a seamless connection of the indoors and outdoors, while visually extending the living room.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


I got a little distracted in this elegant, yet comfortable home. It was so well staged. Homeowner Kim Nadel did a perfect job accessorizing the home just right (pretty, but not too precious). I enjoyed taking a close look at the things she placed around this classy beach-side studio home.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


And the beautiful choices in art. Beach, blue and green are consistently used throughout the home.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Classic table. The pink flower rug makes a big statement.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Love the dining room. Light and airy, decorated yet comfortable.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Simple table centerpiece.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


View from dining to the kitchen. Note the concrete and steel bar stools. Designed by resident Kim Nadel. Can we talk bar stools for a second? My son has big ole rivets on his jeans and shorts. He has taken chunks out of our wood bar stools and dining table benches. I examined these stools closely. They are indestructible. Good job Kim.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Good-looking cabinets in an incredibly efficient layout (and not the typical warm wood color found in most modern homes). The cabinet material was listed as "engineered" and scratch/impact resistant (sign me up). The countertop is ECO by Cosentino and is a recycled material. Resident Kim Nadel, and principal at NICHE, is an LEED-accredited designer and it shows in the material choices throughout the home including the rooftop Photovoltaic Solar Panels.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


There really aren't upper cabinets. Opens the kitchen up considerably.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Lots of drawers to store pots and pans.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


This is a cook's kitchen. Everything at arm's length, with room to breath and room for guests to sit comfortably at the bar, sipping a glass of wine, while the chef whips a little something-something up.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Powder room on the ground floor. Such pretty lighting. Look how she uses the mirror to enlarge this space without screaming, "I am using a mirror to enlarge this space."

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Elegant back splash with faucet mounted directly into the wall. Doesn't take up a lot of room in a small guest powder room.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Let's run upstairs. Beach glass on the stair landing continues the ocean theme.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Another view of the sign and the pretty glass lighting fixture.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


On to the study. This is the working hard part of the Living Studio. This is a home office I could spend a little time in. Love the powder blue and green color combo. Bright and energetic without being in your face.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


The beach theme is carried throughout the home. I bet the little stool on the left is Ms. Nadel's.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


And the pop of yellow. Perfect.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


More little touches. Again, everything in this home is so carefully placed. 

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


The hall guest bathroom. The blue cabinets are magnificent. And the wall mounted faucet directly on the mirror is a real space saving feature.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Wall to wall mirrors expand what is a relatively modest room. Drawers for DAYS! Both features clearly designed by a woman.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Shower curtains are elegant. Check out the gorgeous blue glass tile.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


The master continues the blue and green theme seen throughout the home.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


This dresser is just fantastic. Period.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Master with a fireplace (energy smart, of course) for chilly nights.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Serene scene. Third Buddha, but who's counting?

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Fantastic deck with the same folding glass door system. Beautiful views.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Master bath with a little vanity area to put on makeup. (Yay.)

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Another super soft looking sink.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Pretty commode side table. Practical.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


This was the only home that allowed you to peek in the closet. Most homes had post-its up on the closets saying "stay out." Fair enough. Kim is proud of her closet. As well she should be. So organized, so efficient. (I would so not share this.)

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Another view of the pretty vanity and a floating cabinet. Who loves floating cabinets?

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Up to the roof top deck. Stunning ocean view on a perfect Southern California fall day.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


More of the concrete and steel furniture. I like.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


Time to leave this elegant studio. Down the stairs I go.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio


But not before getting one last picture of the sign. So cool.

Dwell Modern San Diego Home Tours Nov. 10 2012, One19 Living Studio

More details about One19 Living Studio can be found on the Dwell site. This home simply screams bachelorette pad. Don't you just want to move right in?

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6 comments:

  1. I'm in love with all the kitchen and bathroom fixtures and all the drawers in those rooms. Just beautiful!

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    1. Agree Dana! The fixtures are a favorite of mine in this home. The drawers in the kitchen are wonderful. Gives me some good ideas.

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  2. That rooftop deck photo looks very professional. Did you order those clouds to come floating by?

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    1. Thanks for the comments on the photographs. I was trying REALLY hard. I worked hard to capture the details of this home. San Diego was having super pretty November weather.

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  3. Love the shower curtain and wall mounted taps (especially the one on the mirror - that's genius!), cabinetry, and landscaping.

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    1. This home was styled so sweetly. Every little detail thought out. I thought the space saving features of the wall mounted (and mirror mounted) faucets was clever.

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