In the winter issue of Luxury Home Quarterly we embrace the architects, builders, interior designers and products that provide the balance of color and form. With companies such as Dugally Oberfeld, Swaback Partners PLLC and Whipple Russell Architects, as well as products from Ventury Paris and Bobo do Lobo, traditional designs integrate with modern and edgy creations while paying homage to the past and embracing the future of design. Whether a one room décor makeover or whole home design, the individuals whose homes we feature in this issue fearlessly tackle new ways of living lavishly.
For architectural firm Swaback Partners PLLC, designing unique custom projects like ‘A Contemporary Oasis’ (p.127), not only meet the client’s needs but pushes the creative envelope, proving to be a successful venture. The company’s unique business approach when designing allows for projects to be executed in China, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
When we interviewed Dugally Oberfeld it was easy to understand why class means everything to them when building traditional European-style homes. For the past 15 years Dugally Oberfeld has been ascribing its signature stamp on homes in some of the most exclusive communities across the Southern California area. In this issue we highlight a 15,000-square-foot estate–the Newport Coast Residence– in ‘The Age of Elegance’ (p.134), which radiates European custom design from the mosaic tiling showcased in the outdoor pool to the Venetian plaster and limestone trimming surrounding the home.
We set out on an adventure when choosing California-based company Whipple Russell Architects, which is highlighted in ‘A Posh Playpad’ (p.144). The company’s owner, Marc Whipple, has used his travels as a young boy as inspiration for the projects he has worked on, from the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art to catering to celebrity clients. Infusing drama with grace and panache, Russell’s work always maintains luxury in the 21st century.
When choosing to focus on Martis Camp (p.66) located on the shores of Lake Tahoe, we surrounded ourselves with a community of homes and sights both breathtaking in their location and expertly-crafted buildings. Mother Nature played a role in the upscale community, surrounding it with an impressive landscape that cannot be duplicated.
We hope that you stay indoors and keep warm with our selection of projects and products that stay ahead of the curve. As always, our goal is to acknowledge and educate industry professionals everywhere for their commitments to innovative projects and products where informed decision-making and resourcefulness are paramount.