Glenna Freeman Dining Table November 24th, 2018 - 04:57:50
When everybody underestimates, is the value of time. It'S the one thing none of us can buy what. If there was a world where you could buy homes that were completely done and completely furnished and done at an at a level and a standard that is really almost unattainable today, eight pumps was a project that was done by a couple of people. I knew 17 years ago, through the years it had been kind of remodeled and changed neglect had kind of taken over what if we took the best of what was there and then put our creativity and imagination, our architectural design skills, our interior design skills? You can imagine what it could be again. The idea was creating order in the very front of the property through the architectural elements of the landscaping reimagining the entry gates and taking them up from 60 to almost nine feet, creating a dramatic entry with beautiful brass bars and the front courtyard, with the two fountains and then removing all the extraneous elements and simplifying it and then creating structure and a rhythm and a relationship that sets up everything else that you're going to see.
One of the things that I think wasn't well thought through when this house was first constructed, was where the dining room was going to exist. We found that we could take some extra space behind the kitchen push the kitchen back, which allowed us to then create a space and create a beautiful, dramatic wine vault that we can place the dining table in and so now there's a beautiful dining space. That's off the kitchen and now clears the space to have a pure great room throughout the house. It's all about addition through subtraction there's one color of pink throughout the whole house right. There's one color of floor finish throughout the whole house. So all the major elements of the house are held together with the same finishes. The master bedroom had built-in bookshelves on each side of the fireplace, so we ripped those out which allowed us to push the wall back, which allowed the fireplace to feel more dominant. In the room, we put in just a beautiful four poster bed and that creates kind of an anchor balanced off the fireplace one of them.
I think the biggest breakthroughs we made was the master bathroom we tore out the tub we tore out the shower. We did all the glass floating without any hardware, and you just see this one big beautiful, open space, and then you walk through that into the matching his and her closet space and then created. I think one of the best media rooms that I've seen. We basically heard out the entire wall by straightening out the wall. We now created a new geometry where we've got this dramatic cloud stuff of floating in the middle of a room, surrounded with brass game tables and illuminated distress mirrors a design which is repeated in adjoining bar. We turned the third car garage into an amazing gym and yoga studio and beautiful, massage table that has views of the vineyards. One of the struggles people have you know when they have guests over is who am I giving? What room to? How are people going to feel based on what room they get, and so we took the home from a four bedroom home and turn it into a six-bedroom home with beautiful guest rooms that are almost mirror images of each other and all had their own full Bathrooms with beautiful, polished, nickel and beautiful outdoor showers and when guests come, everybody gets the great room.
The original owners and developers of the site actually did something. I've never seen anybody do they cited the house diagonally and by doing so they stretched the property. So it allows you to put in this dramatic pool, flanked by eight palm trees, flanked by these beautiful heads in areas for shed lounges or day beds and an organic vegetable garden. An outside low chef, with an outside kitchen and Italian pizza, oven, a beautiful grill and flanked by a fireplace and a free-standing guest house with a private terrace that overlooks the vineyards. So the use of space was was really genius, the entire home industry, none of the homes are complete, you buy a new home, and then you have to spend another year or two or three years figuring out how to furnish it, how to design it. The gift of time and the value of time, when you think about a fully designed and integrated home, that is completely thought through it's beautiful, logical, functional and everything just feels right.