Kilkea Drive, Los Angeles

LA Build Corp created a modern,family-oriented home in Kilkea Drive, Los Angeles.

How were you commissioned?:    
LA Build Corp was commissioned to be the general contractors of the project.

What was the brief from the client and how much were they involved?:    
The client wanted the style and open floor plan of modern design with the warmth of a family-oriented home. This was a custom home. One of the residents is also a competitive swimmer, so LA Build Corp built a two-lane lap pool that features a spa and a wading pool.

How did the brief affect the materials and design choices?:    
LA Build Corp created a modern home with plenty of Cedar, Ipe, and Delta Millworks specialty wood, Kebony. The designer brought the outside in with this home. LA Build Corp incorporated live edge work, stones, and landscaping in the interiors to really make this house stand out. The kitchen resembles Leicht & Miele showrooms.

How did your previous experience help you with this project?:    
LA Build Corp has built some of the most exclusive and luxury homes in Los Angeles. They have a wide variety of experience building homes that are stand-outs in their neighborhoods through indoor/outdoor elements, quality layouts and materials, unique exterior spaces, and more. With busy cities such as Los Angeles having limited lot sizes, LA Build Corp used their experience to maximize this build/project to make the most out of its lot size and create a stunning modern home.

Can you explain the layout of the project:    
This was a custom home with an open floor plan, lots of exterior elements included in the interior, lots of light-filled spaces, and an expansive exterior space.

What do you feel were the most unusual design elements of the project?:    
LA Build Corp installed a full home automation system with a backyard projector that plays on the pool wall. All lights, music, TVs, and window shades are controlled by smartphones. While LA Build Corp did not go through the certification process, they did use solar panels for the electrical and pool heat. The air conditioning system is at 97% efficiency and the exterior landscaping irrigation is connected online to a smartphone with the same efficiency as the lights and insulation.

How do you think this project is pushing design forward? What makes it special?:    
This home really epitomizes the Los Angeles lifestyle through its indoor/outdoor living elements. By incorporating details such as a living room fireplace with a glass back wall, large open windows, exterior landscaping in the interior, etc., LA Build Corp was able to take California's year-round lifestyle and build a home that is suited for every season.

Suppliers :    
Andersen Plywood – Parota Slab – live edge in bold colors Bourget Bros – San Quintin black beach pebbles (used under the floating stairs inside the home with pavers to give an exterior feel to the interior) Farrow-Ball – custom paint Vadara- Bathroom countertops Leicht -Kitchen cabinetry Miele – Kitchen appliances Delta Millworks – Custom wood treatments Ardy USA - door hardware, Steam Unit (connected to the smartphone) 

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