Architect: Will Bruder Architects, 1995 Renovation
Designer: Robert Moric, 2015 Renovation
An example of desert modernism, the original structure of which little remains, dates back to the early 1950’s. In 1995 Will Bruder Architects completed the first remodel that included a new home entry and master bedroom addition. The architectural richness of this remodel, with its materials, forms, and details, does not require much enhancement – minimal furnishings and art on the walls. The space created is idiosyncratic and emotional and, as such, facilitates personal solitude, reflection, and introspectiveness. In 2015, architectural designer, Robert Moric, completed the second remodel on the great room, kitchen, dining room, family living spaces and backyard with a pool. This remodel was about structure and intellect, creating an integrated ground for playfulness, engagement and entertainment. If the 1995 remodel is about tectonics and space, then the 2015 remodel is about interiors and sense of place. The simplicity of the architecture allows for the complex programs to take place, and for these dual conditions to exist and flow. It upholds the conditions of old versus new, hard versus soft, industrial versus organic, introverted versus extroverted.