Phil Kean Designs This is a home I designed for myself. Everybody said not to do modern, so I just had to do modern. I wanted to design a house that showcased modern as something that was warm, wonderful and spa-like. It pays homage to the history of the midcentury modern designers. It feels right for me because it's not trying to look old world. It's not trying to be something that it's not.
Phil Kean Designs Project Duration: 9-10 months Design: 2 months Building Permits: 3 weeks Construction: 7 months
Phil Kean Designs 4,500 sq. ft.
Phil Kean Designs I used natural wood quartz stack stone on the inside and outside. I used Ipe lumber—a Brazilian hardwood—on the floors and used mostly natural earth tone colors.
Phil Kean Designs The site sloped pretty steeply, which was a challenge. I built it in seven months to beat my deadline, which meant if something wasn't available when I needed it I had to go with something else.
Phil Kean Designs I love the indoors-outdoor flavor of it. It's one of my favorite houses I've ever done.