An architect builds his dream home as an homage to urban art.
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A dramatic second-level patio provides step-out access for outdoor entertaining. Its perch provides privacy and a relaxing view of the historic neighborhood around it.
Each detail in the home was treated as an opportunity for expression. Here, a tall, weathered-steel door pivots smoothly with a tug on its leather-bound handle.
Each exterior panel is a custom graffiti mural by local artist Bask Hostomsky. These panels comprise multiple layers of paint and pattern that bring textured accents to the home.
The urban/industrial appeal of the home is immediately apparent upon entry. Block walls frame a two-story entry lobby with a steel and wood staircase that ascends to the main level.
Each surface was treated as an opportunity for expression by the architect, Tobin Green.
Brazilian wood screens provide privacy and filtered light into the architect's studio within.
Slatted patterns repeat themselves around the home's exterior, providing continuity of design and a modern aesthetic.
Inside, exposed duct work and block accent walls maintain the home's urban appeal. The home feels relaxed, inviting and warm despite its traditionally industrial features.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and its design was carefully appointed with craftwork by local artisans. Brass pulls were custom designed and crafted to suit the space. The metal mesh on the upper cabinets was replicated with milled details in the cabinets beneath them. Concrete and marble counter tops provided a solid balance of industrial design and luxury.
Architect Tobin Green and his wife, Bianca, entertain regularly at 400SOLA. It's an important part of their lifestyle, and thus, an important part of Green's design.
Despite the moody appeal of the kitchen, filtered light fills much of the space from floor-to-ceiling windows and a tall, narrow frame above the sink.
Bold colors, geometric design elements and warm woods give grand appeal to the home's private spaces. Here, the master bathroom is bright and bold, but relaxed and functional.