Via Curbed LA: This modern craftsman home in Santa Monica was designed by architect Rick Cortez but features a pop-out space (currently serving as the master bedroom) created by Frank Gehry to take in the night stars.
The most prominent feature of the home is the beautiful dark wood on the floors and the built-in shelves made from Spanish cedar. The original listing reveals that the gleaming hardwood floors were sourced from "reclaimed barn floors from the East Coast." The careful crafting of the floor, ceiling, beams, and shelves is typical of a craftsman-style home, which elevates simple design with natural materials like wood, emphasizing the individual craftsman over the industrial revolution aesthetic. The home has five bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and the "largest BOOS butcher block ever manufactured" in its chef's kitchen.
Photos by Jim Simmons, courtesy of the original listing with Frank Langen at Deasy/Penner & Partners.