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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Modern Mediterranean

MODERN MEDITERRANEAN
Los Angeles Estate
Inspired by classic Mediteranean architecture, this custom residential estate, designed by Ronald Frink Architects, is to be privately situated in the hills of Los Angeles with both ocean and city views.
From a private gated entrance, a serpentine drive leads around a private wooded lake to the formal entry court at the front entry of the Main House for a gracious arrival. The Main House is sited centrally on the property to enjoy the surrounding ample terraces, lawns and gardens and to afford gracious indoor and outdoor living and entertaining.
The estate will be designed to achieve a LEED Gold certification with multiple sustainable design features, such as: Photo-voltaic panels, geo-thermal system, high performance glazing and insulation applications, permeable paving and reclaimed water for irrigation.
The estate concept design includes:

• A grand 30,000 SF Main House with a classic formal entrance and gallery, great room, dining room, library, family/entertaining areas along with private family and guest bedroom suites on 3 levels.
• A private 2,500 SF Guest House.
• A 3,000 SF Pool/Guest House adjacent to the 75’ swimming pool and two tennis courts.
• Extensive landscaping with both formal and natural landscape features.
• Garage parking for 8 cars with additional guest and staff parking.
• With extensive terraces and shaded portals, the design provides simple and elegant living spaces with abundant daylight and dynamic views.

Drawing upon key Mediterranean design traditions, the design incorporates thick walls of stone and plaster with deep set windows, rich earth-tone colors and graciously sized rooms with delicate, understated ornamentation.
(Additional images will be posted as the design progresses.) 
Ron Frink, prior to starting his own practice in 1994 worked with such prestigious firms as Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), William L Pereira Associates and AC Martin Associates. Ronald Frink Architects has had projects published in various publications, including: 200 Houses, Architecture & Design: Los Angeles, American Spaces: An Overview of What’s New, Spaces-Interiors of the USA & Canada, and Another 100 of the World’s Best Houses. The firm is also the recipient of awards, including: LEED Certification (Lakeshore Plaza), Award of Excellence (Southern California Development Forum), Award of Excellence (California Council of the Society of American Register Architects), Preservation Award (Los Angeles Business Council and Los Angeles Conservancy) and Grand Prize (Southern California Development Forum).

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