Evens Architects: A Home in Los Angeles With a Stunning Blue Dining Room
Designed by Evens Architects and Windsor Smith, a striking azure dining roomis among the highlights of this Los Angeles home, which pairs a classic look with plenty of eye-catching elements. With amenities that include a wine cellar, agames room, a stylish all-blue dining area, and a luxurious pool, time spent at home is relaxing and enjoyable for this family of five, who reside in a two-story home in the glamorous Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles.
To realize their vision of a liveable and lovable home, the owners enlisted architecture firm Evens Architects and interior designer Windsor Smith to help.
The stunning blue hue of thedining room was specially chosen by Smith to match the eye color of the lady of the house.
“I knew this was the perfect place for her to reign over many dinner parties. The custom-made table features a pale Arabescato marble top, which we chose as it looks like a Michaelangelo pencil drawing of an extended arm,” says Smith.
The contrast between modern art and traditional architecture creates an interesting tension in the design— Erik Evens, founder of Evens Architects
For more feasting and festivities, the wine room and cellar are the places to be. Instead of tucking the family’s impressive collection out of sight, a wine room was built to allow for a tipple and a bite in this atmospheric space. A custom brass and glass table and Opus by Windsor Smith chairs anchor the room, while a chandelier brings an ambient glow to the cozy space.
“One of the key design challenges of the project was to find ways to maximize the use of a steeply sloping rear yard. We used retaining walls to create terraced levels to allow much of the slope to be used by the family for lounging, dining, sports, and play.” – says Evens Architects