|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
An inspired restoration of an early architectural gem like this one is rare and we love that the original house is still visible and part of the story. The towering post and beam gallery, the contemporary furniture and the amazing art collection make this a great update. Transported from its midcentury roots and translated into a modern light filled home, architect Jeffrey Eyster has re-imagined the classic early California architecture of Donald Perry Polsky and delivered a stunning update.
The restoration integrates dramatically and effortlessly into the bones and form of the original structure while creating a distinctive character all its own. A faithful expansion and extension on the midcentury modernist ideal, this Allenwood House escapes the wholesale elimination of the architectural history of its origins and becomes an homage instead.
Minimalist in tone and execution it nevertheless makes maximum impact. The main entrance has been transformed into a soaring vaulted gallery with a central strip of skylights providing a dramatic gateway into the main living room. With dark, softly polished concrete and bamboo floors, windows instead of walls, and whitewashed interiors, the effect is cool and refined. The dominant use of white and economical use of decor showcases an art collection that blends beautifully with the new gallery-like structure without being stark. The monolithic Bazalt water feature and indoor bamboo gardens are earthy installations that further lend this home its unique contemporary character.
Sleek and modern, the open plan is nevertheless warm and inviting and includes an interior courtyard that divides the main house and guest studio. The master bedroom includes an en suite bath that has its own dressing area as well as an adjacent office and library. The large, private guest quarters sleep two and includes its own bath.
The newly updated state of the art chef’s kitchen is fully equipped with the finest appliances and accommodates dining for six. The original fireplace has been updated combining early brick and a new polished platform, creating a warm focal point in the room that’s perfect for entertaining. Additional features include state of the art audio systems throughout the house and gardens, a Thermador professional range, Bosch and Subzero kitchen equipment along with all tableware, luxury linens and laundry facilities.
This amazingly spacious property offers the best views in the area~I know because I reviewed every single property IN the area before i decided on this one. I brought my boyfriend here for our anniversary week and we had a blast with a group of two other couples who joined us. Looking at the pictures tells you the whole story~these are accurate depictions of what you get and I was blown away by that alone. Owner is easy as pie to work with and offered us everything our little hearts could have desired. If you're looking for relaxation, space and a real vacation (turn of your iPhone people) then this is what you're after, bar none.
We stayed here for a 2-week break with family, including teenage children. We were more than impressed with the villa's size, furnishings and facilities. It was a very refreshing break in a totally luxurious environment. We will definitely be back!
If your looking for a great getaway this is the place. Me and my wife went here last summer and really had an amazing time. We spent most of our time in the pool and relaxing inside. Much like paradise!