Ireko’s co-owner Jim Rascoe was approached by the owners of this Indian Wells California home after being turned down elsewhere on their desire to connect their main house to their nearby guest house to create one, larger home.
Jim’s design included an architectural component as well as exterior and interior design plans once the two structures were made into one. To attach the homes, Jim’s plan involved building an atrium between the kitchen in the main house and the library in the new wing (the former guest house), creating an architecturally pleasing flow between the two now-symmetrical “wings” of the home.
Once construction was complete, Ireko redesigned the entire home. The result is a restful, quiet retreat incorporating the clients love of color with the home’s Italianate architecture and the signature Ireko style: juxtaposing period art and objects to create a perfect balance. For this home, this meant mixing Asian and old-world European elements for everything from the furniture selection to window treatments and draperies to bedroom and living room accessories and upholstery.