Design BureauProblem Solving with SCRAFANO ARCHITECTS by Jill McDonnell
Q: How does an architect create a relaxing home environment for a world famous rock star?
A: By blending dramatic flair with a zen-like vibe to form a serene, peaceful living space.
Scrafano created a tranquil environment by using natural, custom-wood cabinetry, which offset the polished concrete floors. This also complemented the subtle gray palate she chose to accentuate the natural rock found in the mountains beyond. Custom modern mica chandeliers were used to light the center of the home and sliding panels of glass were used to open the Mendel residence to the expansive Los Angeles Valley below, with the mountains just in the distance. Together, these elements all helped Scrafano to capture the Pacific Northwestern-meets- California coast look Mendel was after.