Michael Kovac Designs A New House In Santa Monica

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

 

Michael Kovac from Kovac Design Studio, has completed this new home in Santa Monica, California.

The house is also currently listed for sale.

 

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

The designer’s description

The home’s primary conceptual move is the placement of the master suite and bedrooms in dual, hull-like volumes on the second level.

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

The forms are clearly separate, yet are responsive to each other, and create a fluid double-height space in their interstice.

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

A slender bridge joins the two, and glazing above and at both ends incorporates an internal brise-soleil, etched to recall the shifting silhouettes of wind-blown palms.

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

The nautical, tropical feel continues at the rear of the property, where a gangway connects the second floor to the to the pool area.

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Beyond is an intimately scaled cabana, which accommodates a guest suite.

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

The home was designed with green practices in mind; LED lighting is used throughout, and photovoltaic panels are incorporated into the roof.

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

The hulls are clad in a composite of rice hulls and mineral oil that simulates wood, but is far more robust and sustainable.

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio

Contemporary house in Santa Monica, California, designed by Kovac Design Studio


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