Mr. Spanish Architecture Marries Ms. Modern Interior

12.17.09 | By
Mr. Spanish Architecture Marries Ms. Modern Interior

This West Hollywood residence is the perfect marriage of classic Spanish style and the creative use of high end modern materials and fixtures. This talented developer, Alex Vance, has a keen eye for detail and did not let one detail slide past him in the gorgeous renovation at 410 North La Jolla. This 3 bedroom 3 bath home is currently on the market, but won’t be for long! There are so many times when we hear clients say, but my home is Spanish style or my home is modern, and are afraid to mix the elements. Well this here is a perfect example as to why you should never be afraid to think outside the box and take the renovation one step further beyond what your gut instinct may tell you to do.




This gorgeous kitchen is from the Italian manufacturer Scavolini. The white high gloss lacquer, dark oak veneer , and the classic Calcutta marble combine to create something that is not only beautiful to the eye, but something you want to reach out and touch! The fumed wide plank floor from Du Chateau contrast so perfectly to bring a little bit of the rustic Spanish style to these modern elements. The use of a solid panel window on the backsplash allows the natural landscaping to incorporate into this modern kitchen. OK and I cannot go without mentioning how fabulous that hood is!


The guest bathroom and master bathroom are so serene. The wall tile, from Porcelanosa, in the guest bathroom creates such a soft quilted textured. The modern bathroom vanity from the Italian manufacturer Idea Group floats on the cloud like walls as the warm gray faux wood porcelain flooring moves through the space with such grace. The master bathroom walls and floors are covered in the Ferroker tile which resembles a patina steel. Alex did such a great job of softening up the hard lines of the modern elements by contrasting them with futuristic curves and soft textures.

NOTE: All kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, hardwood flooring, and tile was purchased from the West Hollywood, full service kitchen and bath showroom, See Materials.


The staging for this home was done by the talented Meredith Baer and Associates. In today’s market I think that staging is key. It is very important to help the homebuyer visualize how they can live in the space. Through the mixture of materials and textures they have created an inviting space that has  me dreaming of curling up with a book or sipping a glass of wine with a great friend in front of this sizzling fireplace.


These chairs look fabulous in this stylish office! Again here’s that mixture of soft texture with the harsh modern elements such as glass and steel.


The master bedroom looks so inviting with this Environment bed and the Fleetwood doors opening up to the backyard oasis. If you listen closely you can hear the serene sound of the water feature.




This covered outdoor living room, integrated seating, glowing pool, and flickering fire pit make this an exceptional place for outdoor entertainment. If I lived here I’d invite you all over to celebrate for sure!