dwell on design: baxter house

Today I am wrapping up my posts on the Dwell on Design homes I toured last year in LA. The show takes place this weekend, June 25th-27th, 2010.

I visited a total of six homes on the Saturday tour (there were another six on Sunday). If you were to ask my favourite it would definitely be a toss up between Casa Cuadrada and Baxter House. I apologize in advance for the number of photos I have for this one, however it is just such a fabulous home that I wanted to show you as many as I could.

From the minute I walked in I felt like I was arriving at my friends house. It has a welcoming spirit, it’s warm, comfortable and it has a “stay as long as you’d like” kind of attitude. This home proves that you can have a well designed, architectural home that is not intimidating and truly invites you in. The home is made up of several rooms (many of which are not shown), and each room is a treasure in and of itself while still maintaining a continuity throughout the house.

So let’s begin shall we?

Imagine walking through these doors everyday? Impressive Frank Lloyd Wright inspired double doors create a grand entrance with a floor to ceiling window on your left that looks street side and floods the entry with light.

The main living room of the home showcasing artwork, mid-century modern furniture and personal treasures.

The library with floor to ceiling storage and a metal ladder that circles the entire room.

The stunning kitchen that overlooks the exterior courtyard and pool area. A perfect place to entertain.

The main floor powder room with a vibrant floral wallpaper and mirrors on both walls to capitalize on the colour and pattern.

Spare bedroom with wallpaper and shelving as a headboard alternate.

Another spare bedroom, so simple and relaxed.

Oh how I love this main bathroom! Bianco Carrara marble in complimentary shapes and sizes, paired with walnut wood and plenty of glass to create a light and airy feel.

Exterior of the home looking toward the back of the house with a whimsical, life size horse sculpture watching over the pool.

One of my absolute favourite parts of the home is this outdoor casita. An extension of the upper level, these two private rooms over look the pool below and create a backyard oasis that allows you to escape, while not even leaving your home.

A closer view of the outdoor dining area and bedroom.

Lastly, the piece de resistance ~ the backyard, deck and pool area. *sigh* This outdoor area is absolutely heavenly. I would LOVE to walk out the door to this on a daily basis. Wouldn’t you?

Thank you for coming along with me on this tour of LA Eastside Homes. I have enjoyed sharing them with you! If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Dwell on Design show and take part in the home tours they offer, I highly recommend it. To get an up close and personal perspective of these homes is both inspiring and captivating. Thank you to those who were kind enough to open their homes and allowing us the pleasure of walking through them.


Comments 5

  1. I have loved every single house tour of yours from beginning to end. Am almost gutted there aren’t any more. Which only means that next time we should head out there together to fully experience them all, right?

    I am in awe at the colour/textures/layouts even the horse! That casita is simply divine and couldn’t imagine a nicer place to relax by the side of the pool with a good book and great company. I could stare at these photos all day and am actually surprised not one other person was caught in them during your tour!

    Thank you so much for sharing these Nyla, you’ve opened my eyes up to such a beautiful world of home tours.

  2. I want to go on this tour so badly now. I LOVE mid-century modern….desperately want to own one…Fabulous job on the blogs! You can put as many pics as you want up….I savour each & every one and cry when I get to the end….Thanks for taking the time to show them to us!!!

  3. I have to second Michelle: your home tour posts have been so inspiring – thank you.

    That pool area – OMG I need to be there like yesterday ;)


  4. Nyla, I love it! love it! love it! Just up my alley. Would move right in. Love the horse, takes me back to when I raised arabian horses with my parents.


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