Los Angeles is well-known for being the location of some of the most high-end, luxurious homes in the nation. Thanks to the abundance of celebrities, business professionals, and other successful residents, the housing market here is filled with luxury options. Here at Suzanne Dranow, we’ve noticed that in recent years there is beginning to be a considerable shift in the design of luxury homes.
In particular, there has been a move away from modern design back towards traditional design elements that are more commonly seen on the other side of the country. There are several remodeling projects taking place around the city, and new construction projects in Brentwood help to highlight these new design elements as well.
Here are some of the key design fundamentals we’re starting to notice in homes today:
- Cook’s kitchens outfitted to be practical as well as simplistically stylish.
- Vaulted ceilings
- More muted, traditional color choices
- Hardwood floors and drywall
- Exterior design elements that flow better and are more reliant on square or rectangular design as well as symmetry instead of juxtaposition and strange angles.
- Tile or marble bathrooms with traditional colors and size options
In short, these traditional homes focus on elegance and classic, timeless elements instead of trying to infuse new head-turning features to stand out. There’s something to be said for this kind of beauty in a home, and the familiar, simpler design makes it much easier for homeowners to relax in and settle into than the many modern designs out there.
Of course, traditional doesn’t mean ‘plain’, and these traditional style homes still have numerous amenities to enjoy. In particular, a focus on large basements filled with amenities is becoming very common, and depending on the property you could find any number of features including:
- Home Theaters
- Wine Cellars
- Family Rooms
- And much more
A focus on seamless integration of interior and exterior spaces also helps to exemplify what California luxury is, and you’ll notice plenty of use of patios, decks, ponds, backyards, and glass walls or doors to connect inside to out.
The key to finding the home of your dreams goes beyond just looking at style, and if you’re serious about securing that perfect place to live you’ll want to consider not only the modern designs on the current LA market, but the homes that focus on the traditional designs of years past.