Even though the home opens up towards the generous backyard the lush green canopy and tall cypress trees provide natural cover and turn this nook into a tranquil personal getaway. Earthen tones and neutral hues dominate the interior with the kitchen and dining area being housed in one volume while the living room and the bedroom with study occupy the other two volumes.
An instantly noticeable feature of the house is the use of thick rammed earth walls that give the façade a unique look. These 16-inch thick walls were specifically designed to keep the house cool during the harsh California summers while radiant-heated concrete floors were used to provide warmth during the colder winter months. This natural insulation also helps the energy efficiency of the house by cutting down on power consumption while the large sliding glass doors of the living space bring in plenty of natural light.
A contemporary pergola acts as the transition between both areas while offering plenty of shade. The living area is enclosed in a series of large sliding glass doors. Sculptural art pieces and plush decor in neutral hues ensure that the focus remains firmly outside.
Located amidst the rocky landscape in the sustainable does exactly that by tapping into water recycling and solar energy. Designed by Tallman Koch this steel and glass home offers 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape while offering plenty of shelter from the sweltering heat in the region.
Obviously that amount of cash is good enough to rope in some of the best in the world of architecture and interior design to shape the dramatic mansion. Interior architect Joseph Ferrugio and designer were the minds behind this sensational bachelor pad that oozes masculinity and class