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Another Foster Reeve Tour de Force in The Robb Report's '2012 Ultimate Home'
Did you happen to snag the Robb Report's copy of the '2012 Ultimate Home' last month? Well you should, as the featured spread on none other than Landry Design Group's third in a row Ultimate Home, and a second for the esteemed builder Finton Construction, is also a Foster Reeve masterpiece. This Beverly Hills home was a unique fusion of Classical Italian architecture meeting an Art Deco interior, which is where Foster Reeve got to shine. Responsible for aiding in the actualization of a very clever and chic detail created by stellar interior designer Joan Behnke (of Joan Behnke & Associates, Inc.), Foster Reeve created custom scalloped wall panels that greet you in the entry foyer and up the stairs of this home.
Additionally, moving up to the second floor, the 20+ page spread covering the home's incredible interiors also sites some of the elegant groin vaulted ceilings lining the hallway which we were so thrilled to construct. These halls also wrap around a unique outdoor atrium which is clad with Foster Reeve engineered architectural details made custom to carry out the Art Deco design, which were later painted a sultry blue. We are honored to work with such talented minds in the design industry today, and couldn't recommend grabbing a copy of the magazine any more strongly to get the full effect of yet another innovative use of plaster by Foster Reeve & Associates!
Peter Pennoyer Architects: Apartments, Townhouses, Country Houses
Did you pick up a copy of Peter Pennoyer and Anne Walker's latest and greatest: Apartments, Townhouses, Country Houses? They released this stunning addition to their collaborative collection of highly-educational and endlessly beautiful publications last winter, and we can never get enough of it! The book kicks off with a foreword by none other than Robert A.M. Stern singing Peter Pennoyer's praises as gifted and priceless designer as well as an undervalued entity to the world: "...the architect as public intellectual." Such intellect shines through with the twenty featured knock-out buildings that Pennoyer's firm has completed in a multitude of America's settings (and alongside some of the country's top interior designers, to boot); each with an eye-full of gorgeous photographs documenting their interiors, exteriors and even a few landscapes.
If there is one thing that is true of each of the projects featured in this book, it is that Pennoyer has made it clear there will be no compromise of aesthetic value nor neglecting to consult historical precedents on his watch. An appropriation of history's architecture won't be necessary if you carry its core principles and the hearts conviction with you as you set out to begin the design of a house.