If you want an opinion about design-centric destinations, ask an architect. That’s what magazine editor and author Sarah Miller did in her guidebook to hotels and resorts, Where Architects Sleep. Miller, the founding editor of the British edition of Condé Nast Traveller, reached out to 270 architects around the world, including renowned names and Pritzker Prize winners. Daniel Libeskind, Amanda Levete, Charles Renfro, Sir Norman Foster, Annabelle Selldorf, Fumihiko Maki, and Richard Meier, the lone […]
A Dana Point compound blends contemporary lines with cowboy inspiration By Alexandria Abramian | Photos by Darlene Halaby As far as home design unions go, the pairing was far from typical. On one side of the aisle was the clients’ penchant for Western design and art; on the other, the property’s enviable oceanfront location at The Strand in Dana Point. Presiding over the project were two of Orange County’s top design talents, architect Geoff Sumich […]
I firmly believe that a thoughtfully designed home is a naturally healthy home. A home that has taken into account the path of the sun throughout the day, a home that has accounted for natural ventilation by providing places for air to enter and exit the building efficiently, a home that employs honest and reliable building materials that endure and are neutral to the environment, that is a healthy home.
A TOUR OF CONTEMPORARY GETAWAYS IN SECLUDED GLOBAL LOCALES Coastal Orange County remains the best place to buy first, second, and third residences, which is why our beach cities are where we choose to shelter in place by the sea—no yacht cruises in the Grenadines or compounds in New Zealand for OC’s own. That doesn’t mean we’re not intrigued by the idea of architecturally-inspired vacation homes in remote areas around the world. From sun-drenched private […]