Project Name: Edwards Residence
Location: LONG BEACH, CA

A great example of modern day Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture and influenced by the works of Irving Gill, a pioneer of the modern movement of architecture in the early 1900’s, the Edwards Residence is a true reverence to early California Architecture. This riveting 2-Story residence and separate guest unit blends contemporary and traditional architecture through the use of flat roofs without eaves, minimal decoration, unity of materials, casement windows with transoms, near white exterior and interior plastered walls, cubic massing, featured wood treatments in ceilings and casework, and wide plank wood floors. A series of ground level arches create a charming outdoor lounge area and transitional breezeway in the manner of a California Mission, extending the open floor plan of the kitchen, dining, and family rooms into the exterior of the home. A custom wrought iron entry door leads into an impressive double volume foyer showcasing a grand stair wrapped in decorative wrought iron hand rails and incorporating a series of Malibu Tiles at each riser. A unique and playful "kids’ corner” is built under the stair with its own Dutch door and casement windows.