Bighorn Home / Whipple Russell Architects
Textual content description offered by the architects. This mission was constructed adjoining to the Mountain Course within the Bighorn Golf Membership, Palm Desert, California, within the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains. The design of the central residing house has shaped a theatrical proscenium, framing the desert-scape scene of mountains, timber, and sky. Our consumer visited the desert steadily rising up, and all the time wished a home there. Along with an indoor/out of doors open feeling, he wished to have the ability to see the water from each vantage level within the residence.
The road view emphasizes clear horizontals, repeated within the driveway paving and entry steps. Colours of desert sand and stone are seen within the brown porcelain exterior siding, topped with pale stucco. The pond courtyard, with a trio of fountains, calmly transitions the customer from the surface world into the inside house – with a view straight via to the mountains and sky. That is the center of a richly detailed, but uncomplicated home with inside and customized furnishings by Carla Kalwaitis Design.
An all-white chef’s kitchen, built-in bar, and eating desk are totally open to the seating space, hearth, and customized marble wine storage alcove. Clerestory home windows on the roofline are a vital design aspect. The house theater could be open for informal TV watching with views of the entry pond or become a mini theater with closed doorways and blackouts rolled down.
The out of doors residing house offers the entire components; water, fireplace, and clever landscaping. Cooking and entertaining could be accomplished within the full out of doors kitchen and eating space with hearth seating round a particular fireplace characteristic underlit with LEDs.
There’s a subtle design and engineering aspect underlying the seamless extension from the indoors to the outside, by way of the flooring. The highest ending flooring tiles are supported from beneath by small adjustable pedestals that permit the concrete subfloor to be sloped for the fitting drainage, whereas the highest tiles keep completely degree. Open seams on the edges permit rain to empty via and away, and if a bit of tile turns into broken or cracked, it could possibly simply be lifted out and changed.
Within the major suite heat walnut flooring, ceilings, and cabinetry praise a chocolate-colored wall remedy. The proprietor likes to bathe with a view, so the landscaping has been thoughtfully designed with privateness in thoughts, and within the major bathtub, a big rectangle of rain falls from the bathe’s ceiling panel. Three visitor suites with personal patios are accessed through a personal entrance on the entrance gate.
We labored with lighting designer John Fox for the sting lighting on the slab stone within the wine room, and the hid lighting by the backsplashes within the kitchen and out of doors barbecue.
At 5,000 sq. toes, there is a simplicity to this home that honors the mountains, the view, the connection to the outside, and the water. It’s a convivial house with room for in a single day company and plenty of individuals consuming and conversing in a number of locations, but it surely’s additionally an intimate and serene getaway for one.