Thursday, July 25, 2013

#dwell home tours: atwater crossing industrial townhouse

I have another Dwell on Design house from the tour in June to share. There are two things I like about this residence in general. First of all, in the L.A. area, they are building more and more of these types of town house units on small lots in cool neighborhoods and selling to a younger generation who doesn't need the yards, the drive, and all the stuff. Honestly, it is refreshing. L.A. is such a ridiculous sprawl.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

The second thing is the design. This particular home is professionally decorated and staged by the owner/designer, David Mast, and I enjoyed looking around and observing the touches only a designer could lend to a setting. Hopefully I can learn something.

Here is the development. I love the idea of the modern row house and certainly would have considered this concept in my youth. I just read this article in the Los Angeles Times about "Developers Building Trendy Homes on Tiny Lots" and it describes this development perfectly.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

The bottom floor can be commercial if you desire. This is the designer's home office.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


Even if it is not your taste, you GOTTA love the juxtaposition of the chandelier and the industrial.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


I really couldn't get enough of that chandelier.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


The dining room table is set beautifully. The light fixtures are elegant and simple. The grouping of several fixtures is original and fresh.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Strategic flowers.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


This chair is set in sort of a balcony.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

From the tour brochure:
This contemporary LEED certified home is one of 28 architecturally designed homes by Charles Kluger who won AIA 2011 Design award for this one of a kind project. Nestled in the quaint little neighborhood of Atwater Village, they have become the hub of this creative community. Built of concrete, steel and glass, using a "Curtain wall" form of construction. They are both striking from the outside as well as the indoors with panoramic views of the San Gabriel Mountains. 


Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

TV/Lounge area. The rug is great.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Simple galley kitchen. Could seat eight in a pinch.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


I kept taking pictures of this grouping of terrariums. Kinda throwback retro in a way.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


This is the master. Even though a slender room, it is really effective.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


The back wall is plain old concrete block. The elegant bed looks just that much more elegant against the industrial materials.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


More use of terrariums.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


Great art idea. B/W photos mounted on blocks.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

This is the back alley. You can see how the garages and terraces look.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Another long view of the master.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Master seating area.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

A glass doored closet (I think). GUTSY move.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


This is the second bedroom. Equally beautiful.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Such an elegant bed.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


Coolest light fixtures ever in this house. The drapery fabric pattern is super vintage looking. The gray and yellow are quite modern.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


Even though the other bedroom was more like a master, this is more like a master bath.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


I liked the tile detail. Reminds me a little of our bathrooms.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


The loose rock at the bottom of the tub is a good idea. We have a tub like this and I like this look a lot. Of course utterly won't work with children as they will throw them. Obviously. Rotten kids.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


Here is a lived in closet. Someone is VERY tidy for their home tours. Nobody ever opens the closets to tours. NOBODY. Ever.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

A mobile at the top level.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


YAY! The surprise! I have been waiting for you to get here. Best rooftop deck I have ever been on. Seriously. You just wanted to sit down, have a glass of wine and a chat.



I like the idea of using fake grass for an outdoor carpet. It is so obvious, but I have NEVER seen it done.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


Very cool succulent garden.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


A rooftop bar and barbecue. Please invite me!!!!

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast



Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


And down the stairs I go.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

And what awesome stairs they are.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast


 Out the magnificent office entry way.

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Dwell Home Tours LA 2013, Atwater Crossing Industrial Townhouse. David Mast

Good one, huh? The staging was perfect. It takes a lot of work to get a house on a home tour looking this good. I also appreciated that nearly every single light was turned on. As a photographer of houses, many times on home tours, the lights aren't on. So you don't get to see how spectacular the chandelier really is.

Awesome.

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13 comments:

  1. I love the grouping of light fixtures over the table, and I love the wood behind the bed!!!

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    1. I forgot about behind the bed. It stopped me at one point wondering if it was fabric. But your right... It is wood! Nice touch

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  2. I love the succulent garden, concrete brick walls (concrete brick - interior and exterior, has really taken off in a big way here), the terrariums (especially the 'pear'), and the steel sheeting used on some of the ceilings. You are a lucky duck Rebecca - it must be awesome checking out all of these wonderful homes.

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    1. I am very lucky to live in an total giant urban sprawl. With houses galore!

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  3. So crazy beautiful! When can we all move in? I love love love those light fixtures over the dining table and the wood pedestals in the bedroom with the glass terrariums on top are amazing! That glass shower stall needs a place in my house, ..... like TODAY! This was so fun. Love your home tours.

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    1. This house does have your taste, doesn't it!

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  4. Stunning, but the globes mounted on the downstairs office and the rugs in the living area do it for me. A re-read for ideas and pinning to my own ideas for this new place...

    And to think I'm avoiding posting, since I cannot bring myself to narrow from 10 pics to 1-3 pics...amazing documentation!

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    1. Oh David. Are we really required to narrow our picture choices down? Where is the fun in that? It is true, I don't "curate" my posts as much as I should, but I work really fast. haha.

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  5. This house looks so wonerful-designed, but not to much. Just to live in... I like this kind of architecture very much, clean but cosy and the chandelier is amazing. And i´m a little bit jealous that you have such a great free standing tub. Remember, kids will grow up and some day you get your rocks under the tub ;-))

    Hope to see more of your home tours!
    Ria

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    1. Hi Ria! Thanks for stopping by. Those rocks are so cool. I have a pretty big kid. Maybe I will toss a few down and see what the effect is.

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  6. The succulent arrangements are great and perfect for a rooftop garden--especially liked the single one in the tall, narrow pot. I might have to copy that. Second most favorite touch was the grouping of light fixtures over the dining room table--really fresh looking as opposed to using just one chandelier.

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    1. The lights over the dining room table were oh so clever. Gives me BAD ideas.

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