Studio Haus is honored to announce our latest collaboration with Virtuoso Design.

This unique home is not like the usual rectangular cubes seen throughout the Hollywood Hills. It’s a gorgeous structure with an abundance of wood and glass boxes overlooking the city with a breathtaking view. It’s a contemporary design with wall-to-wall glass windows and railings giving it an open, transparent feel. There are almost no parallel lines in this structure giving it an unparalleled architectural design and shape. The Interior Designer is Michiko Kawakami and the Architect is Dominic Gasparoly.

Kitchen

Exterior Cabinet finish: Chocolate Oak Veneer
Interior Cabinet Finish: Storm Grey
Drawer Glides: Grass Vionar with Tipmatic (touch to open)
Grass Sensomatic electro-mechanical opening system
Hafele Integrated LED Lighting

Wet Bar

Exterior Cabinet finish: Guyana High Gloss
Interior Cabinet Finish: Storm Grey
Drawer Glides: Grass Vionar with Tipmatic (touch to open)
Grass Sensomatic electro-mechanical opening system
Hafele Integrated LED Lighting

Master Closet

Exterior Cabinet finish: Muratti 01
Interior Cabinet Finish: Storm Grey
Hafele Integrated LED Lighting
Grass Dynapro Undermount Glides With Matching Finished Drawer Boxes

Guest Closet

Exterior Cabinet finish: IDA 01
Interior Cabinet Finish: Storm Grey
Hafele Integrated LED Lighting
Grass Dynapro Undermount Glides With Matching Finished Drawer Boxes

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Studio Haus is honored to announce our collaboration with IQ Capital Group and Friedman Construction.

Located in Beverly Hills, this modern masterpiece boasts regal finishes and a one-of-a-kind rooftop pool. The spacious main living room allows for a seamless flow between the lounge spaces, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen is adorned with a fine marble countertop and backsplash as well as Miele appliances, a center island, multiple sinks, and sleek modern cabinetry. The opulent master suite spans an entire level of the home and features a fireplace, walk-in closets, luxurious bathrooms, and an open-air balcony. Studio Haus created a contemporary kitchen, 7 bathrooms, 5 closets, an entertainment center, and a bar for this lovely home. Below you can view the specifications for each of spaces on which we worked. 

Kitchen

Cabinet finish: high gloss lacquered panel in Antricita
Countertop and backsplash:
Calacatta Gold marble ¾ inch single flat edge profile
Custom fabricated marble island sink
Touch latch door/drawers: Blum tip on and Legrabox
Hafele under counter lighting
Kessembohmer accessories
Appliances:  Meile

Master Bathroom

Cabinet finish: high gloss lacquered panel in white
Channel in black aluminum
Countertop in black glass

Master Closet

Soft grey closet system
Finish: Supermatte lacquered panel in black
Countertop:  Calacatta Gold marble ¾ inch single flat edge profile

Bar

Vintage View wine peg system
Countertop:  Calacatta Gold marble ¾ inch single flat edge profile
Cabinet finish is a Supermatte panel in Antricita

Entertainment Center

High gloss lacquered panel in Black
Countertop: Black Glass

Downstairs Bar Bathroom

Cabinet finish is a Supermatte panel in Antricita
Channel in Black Aluminum
Countertop in Black Glass

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Studio Haus proudly presents Zen Originals in this collaboration.

“This modern tour de force is made for entertaining. Space, light and function are artistically integrated into a designer inspired renovation. A lofty open floor plan, and sliding walls of glass showcase dazzling views from the Chavez Ravine to the pacific ocean. The perfectly sited kitchen is a stroke of genius. Thermador appliances, double oven and enormous island with jetliner views are perfect for a chef who enjoys entertaining family and friends. The master suite features an extraordinary bath and shower centered on those stunning views. I dare you to find a more impressive closet. The spacious guest bedrooms feature walk in closets and sleek bathrooms. The movie theater with wet bar and wine fridge open to a tranquil garden, dipping pool and resort style cabana with built in firepit. The attention to detail is unparalleled.” – Redfin

Product Specifications

Countertops

Black Martina marble for the backsplash and island. Blue Lagos Ceasarstone for countertops.

Cabinet Boxes

Storm Grey Melamine Upgrade

Drawers

Orion Grey Blum Legra boxes with tip on drawers for a smooth handle free drawer and door fronts

Doors

Acrylic Storm

Upper Cabinets

Blum Aventos lift mechanism

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Studio Haus features bspk design inc., a full-service design company located in Santa Monica, California. Reflecting their customized design approach, the acronym “bspk” is a reference to the old English word “bespoke,” meaning tailor-made. It echoes the principals of Chris and Roman’s detail-oriented, hands-on involvement in every facet of their projects.

We had the pleasure to collaborate with bspk design on this unique single family residence in Santa Monica, CA. We provided all of the case work for the kitchen and bathrooms, as well as the build-outs for the closets. Bspk design kept a unified feel throughout the home by using a premium wood veneer Sand Ash, and offset the master closet by adding a little bling. The Sand Ash finish is very popular among white oak cabinet enthusiasts.

The kitchen cabinetry was kept completely minimalistic by using touch latch hardware which eliminated any visible cabinet pulls or knobs. All drawers are solid wood with dovetails and soft closing Blum hardware. Bspk specified Ceasarstone for the kitchen counter tops contrasting the gray with the warmth of solid walnut wood for the breakfast table and the floating shelves in the upper cabinets.

Browse the images below to view the project.

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Studio Haus is proud to announce our most recent collaboration with Michiko Kawakami of Virtuouso Interior Design Studio. This 3000 sq. ft luxury condo is located in the heart of the Los Angeles Golden mile on Wilshire Blvd.

Together we created a bespoke contemporary kitchen. The exterior cabinet finish consists of High Gloss Guyana and Raven Oak Wood Veneer while the interior finish is comprised of Storm Gray, a Black Gola Channel, Blum Orion Gray Drawer Boxes, and a Blum Aventos Bifold Upper Cabinet Mechanism. The countertop is Natural Stone with Loox Häfele Under Cabinet Lighting.

Learn More About Virtuouso Interior Design Studio

Virtuoso Interior Design Studio is a Los Angeles Based Full Interior design service firm, and the founder, Michiko Kawakami is at the top of her game with over 20 years’ experience in international five-star hospitality design.

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Studio Haus is honored to announce our collaboration with Aaron B Duke

“Interior designer Aaron Duke believes your home should be a place where you can be yourself and express yourself. For his latest project, he transformed a 28-year-old TV and film coordinator’s West Hollywood condo into a live, work and play dream home. Before the makeover, Aaron’s client had no interest in showing off his bland space. Aaron’s main goal was to not only focus on the design, but on the way each home-y detail could enhance his client’s personal life. After a three-month renovation, Aaron delivered, and now this bright and bold space is perfect for hosting and entertaining friends and family.” – hgtv.com

Kitchen

This kitchen features Sirius Dekton Quartz Countertops with 3 inch mitered edge and a matching quartz blacksplash.

Studio Haus Signature Custom Supermatte black cabinets with tip on hardware.

Blum Legrabox drawers in Orion grey with tip on hardware.

Integrated Under Cabinet LED Lighting and Miele Appliances.

Powder Room

Royale Aquadom Medicine Cabinet

Custom Floating Cashmere Supermatte Cabinets with 350 kg maximum loading bearing hardware

Countertop: Dekton Edora Beige

Integrated custom vanity with a slab integrated sink to match the countertops, with a slope drain. Engineered by Studio Haus.

Master Bathroom

Custom Floating Cashmere Supermatte Cabinets with 350 kg maximum loading bearing hardware

Countertop: Dekton Edora Beige

Integrated custom vanity with a slab integrated sink to match the countertops, with a slope drain. Engineered by Studio Haus.

Royale Plus Aquadom Medicine Cabinet

Catlandia Closet

This is a closet dedicated to cats with custom features such as scratch posts and places for them to eat, sleep, as well as play.

Doors: Blanco Supermatte

Cabinet Interior: White Melamine

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Studio Haus is honored to announce this Manhattan Beach Transitional Kitchen

Located in Manhattan Beach, this transitional home has luxurious finishes and a custom recessed spice niche with sliding doors. The open living room allows for a smooth flow between the common room, dining room, and kitchen. The kitchen is adorned with a lovely quartz countertop and island as well as integrated Sub Zero refrigerated drawers and sleek modern cabinetry.  

Cabinets

Cabinet finish: Manhattan Oak Wood Veneer

Blum Aventos HK lift system with brass mesh inserts

Blum Legrabox with tip on mechanism for a seamless look

Integrated Sub Zero Refrigerated Drawers

Island

Island Finish: Fenix Supermatte Blu Delft

Thanks to the use of nanotechnologies, Fenix thermally heals any micro-scratches, and:

Is highly resistant to scratches, abrasion, rubbing and dry heat

Withstands impacts, acid-based solvents and household reagents

Significantly reduces the bacterial load making its surface hygienic and easy to clean
Liquid repellent and mold-proof

Custom Recessed spice niche with sliding doors

Sliding Door Mechanism with Brass integrated handles

Decorative Brass Mesh Door Insert

Great space saving Hack


In the early twentieth century, designers were forced to explore new design practices due to material shortages caused by WW2.  This led designers to prioritize the function of buildings, eliminating ornamentation. Many asked the same question: “Can improvement be brought to this medium that takes it to a level beyond expectation?”

 

The world of architecture had remained steady for many years, often due to scarce resources and the need for form follows function in structural design and implementation. However, some refused to let their dreams remain limited to their imagination.  By pushing the boundaries of materials, new technologies and art combined with globalization grew the new “modernist” world.

 

Of the early pioneers of modernist design, several names are as recognized as Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier. These fathers of Modern Architecture blazed the path in creating many of the modernist themes that would quickly become synonymous with modernist architecture, and their fearless devotion to pushing boundaries still inspire designers today. This article will look at each man, shining a light on the unique contributions that each brought to this architecture movement’s birth.

Frederick C. Robie House

Walter Gropius

The first and often most well-known was Walter Gropius, who made his mark on the world of architecture by creating an incredible home in Boston, Massachusetts, that featured glass, acoustic plaster, and chrome accents. This design style stood in stark contrast to the Colonial homes across the American landscape.

 

Born in Germany, Gropius grew up in a family of architects and joined Peter Behrens’ architectural firm in 1908. It was here that Gropius met and worked with fellow pioneer Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe.

 

The first design that Gropius offered the world was known as the Fagus-werk. The design of this factory that produced parts for creating boots not only impressed owner Carl Benscheidt but laid the foundation for a career that would see Gropius bring his impressive designs to nearly every style of residential and commercial property.

 

Just over a decade later, Gropius became the headmaster of Grand-Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts in Weimar. Gropius soon turned the school into the famous Bauhaus, a place where aspiring artists, architects, and designers, could come to study and bring their own inspiration to life. Germany’s Third Reich regime’s continued threat led Gropius to move the Bauhaus to Dessau in 1930, and ultimately leave Germany altogether for Boston in 1936.

He built his family home, the Gropius House with typical New England materials like wood and brick but introduced Modernist features like long windows on the first floor and industrial materials like steel and glass.  The home included custom furniture to maintain the Bauhaus philosophy of total art.

 

Gropius was later part of the design of Harvard University’s Graduate Center which was the first Modernist Building design for any major American University and seen as a turning point in the acceptance of Modern Architecture in the US.  Here he combined modern elements of steel and glass with bricks of limestone to create courtyards and covered walkways, defining the spaces and enhancing the relationship between the building and environment.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

For Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was known as a savant of modernist architecture due to the fact that he lacked any type of formal training. Yet, his incredible designs left no room for concern. Mies van der Rohe quickly rose the ranks of German architecture with his design of the famous Barcelona Pavilion of the World Exhibition in Barcelona. While still in his twenties, Mies van der Rohe also designed and brought to life homes such as Villa Tugendhat, in Brno, Czech Republic. 

 

Mies van der Rohe’s architecture philosophy was built on a ‘less is more’ concept. This can be seen across his designs, with clean lines and wide-open spaces present in nearly every design. For Mies van der Rohe, the basic structures that built any building could offer the same beauty and inspiration as the outside elements.

 

A lasting legacy of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. A campus of gleaming glass, steel buildings, and brick gives an insight into the inspiration that drove one of modernist architecture’s earliest leaders.

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier, who took inspiration for his buildings and urban designs from modern engineering developments such as passenger jets, cruise liners, automobiles, grain silos, and so on. In his most famous book, ‘Towards a New Architecture’, he argued that ‘a house is a machine for living in’.

The final member of the early modernist trio was Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, known in architecture design as Le Corbusier. A Swiss-French author and architect, Le Corbusier built his very first home in 1907 at the early age of 20.

Travel across Europe took Le Corbusier to the spheres of various apprenticeships – culminating in time at Peter Behrens’ architectural firm. It is here that Le Corbusier may have brushed shoulders with Gropius and Mies van der Rohe.

Le Corbusier’s work shows influence from the world of geometrical forms and spatial elements, as well as an emphasis on concrete construction and landscaping.

Found within his famous work Vers une architecture (Toward an Architecture), Le Corbusier defined five specific elements of a modernist structure:

  • Elevated structure supported by columns made of concrete

  • The presence of an open floor plan

  • Various non-support walls (free facade) to allow open choices for wall placements

  • Ribbon windows that allow natural light to fill rooms

  • Roofed terraces and gardens for practical use

Not only did Le Corbusier leave an impact on the world of architecture, but he also brought his inspiration into the furniture industry. He created a line of furniture under the name “LC Collection” that utilized elements such as leather, fabric shapes, and chrome tubing to create modernist furniture that mirrored the human form.

Le Corbusier (1964)

Modernist Inspiration In Modern Times

The impact of these three pioneers of modernist architecture can still be seen and enjoyed around the world today. Any tour of famous architecture is sure to come upon a modernist design that bears the trademark look and feel of a Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, or Le Corbusier.  A large amount of high end furniture mimics the designs of Le Corbu and Bauhaus as well.  With a bit of knowledge about each man under your belt, you can begin to appreciate their gifts to the architectural world and implement them in new ways.