Tramonto Residence Featured in Interior Design Magazine


Our award-winning Tramonto Residence was published in the Interior Design Magazine June Issue: Read Online.

From the Article:

“The Pacific Palisades holds no shortage of contemporary houses. Stunning, some. Large, many. This collaboration between ShubinDonaldson and Magni Kalman Design is decidedly both.

What makes the property a standout, for starters, is its views of a state park on one side and the Pacific Ocean opposite. The site itself, however, was challenging, a hillside that had never been built on. Regardless, architects Russell Shubin and Robin Donaldson were convinced of its viability. They proposed a plan that responds to the topo­graphy, with a 14,500-square-foot main house, plus 2,500 square feet for a separate building containing a gym, sauna, and game room.

…Approaching, past the walls that conceal the infinity pool, deck, and terrace, you get that this house is no monolithic box. The architecture immediately reads modernist yet organic. “Handcrafted rather than machine-made,” Shubin notes. Donaldson adds, “Creating architectural assemblages that articulate a distinction between materials is important to us.” Ergo the way the giant slatted panels outside the window walls can swing back and forth, serving as sunshades. Or the way the entry staircase’s treads float upward over a triangular reflecting pool lined with river rocks. Why opt for hard flooring when a shimmery water feature would be ever so celebratory?…”


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