#BambooHouse — New Custom Home
Palm Springs Inspired Mid-Century Modern

Finish Only, shot with staged furnishings

This custom home was designed and developed from the ground-up by Studio 818. Since #BambooHouse was built directly next door to our #MidMod project we took the opportunity to showcase two unique approaches to Mid-Century Modern influenced design. From concept to move-in ready the Studio 818 Design + Build Management team handled the hundreds of moving parts necessary to bring #BambooHouse into reality.

For inspiration on the architecture and design of #BambooHouse we looked to the iconic Mid-Century Modern homes commonly found in Palm Springs, CA. With the finishes we carefully selected materials that subtly convey the coastal feel of South Florida.

The first indication of that Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern design is the purposeful use of breeze block in the homes’ front elevation. As you approach the front entry you are greeted by an open-air courtyard hidden behind the breeze block. Opposite the breeze block is a 10-foot tall wall of glass at the front of the home which provides an unobstructed view the entrance courtyard from the living areas. This front entry area is flooded with natural light while privacy is maintained with the outer breeze block wall.

(There are lots more details on this custom home further down this page below the portfolio images.)

Designed and built for contemporary living

As you step into the open concept living area you immediately, you’ll notice the indirect light thanks to clerestory windows on the East and West faces of the structure. 14-foot ceilings in the central area of the home combined with the clerestories gives the feeling of being outside without any exposure. The rear of the living areas is 10-foot tall wall-to-wall glass providing unobstructed views of the raised patio and pool areas.

We designed the floorplan to take full advantage of the 9,400 Sf. lot. The triple-split floor plan was oriented to provide optimal flow, function and privacy.

The East wing of the home houses the generous master suite, butler’s pantry, laundry room and garage. The West wing of the home includes two guest bedrooms with a large full bath. A dedicated home office (or fourth bedroom) has a separate entrance off the living area. Both the East and West wings have 10-foot ceilings with clerestory windows integrated into the exterior walls.

Step out one of the three sets of sliders that span the rear of the home and you exit onto the raised patio designed to be the outdoor dining area. The architectural porcelain pavers used for the patio surface and pool coping help extend the feel of the interior living areas to the backyard space. We designed the lower pool deck finished in high-grade artificial turf with lounging and play in mind. The 15-foot x 30-foot pool with sun-shelf and deep-end bench round out the perfect outdoor living and entertainment area.

Property details:

    • Triple-split floor plan with two wings off the central living area
    • Open concept living area in the center section with 14-foot ceilings
    • East & West wings with 10-foot ceilings
    • Large master suite comprises nearly 50% of the entire East Wing
    • 2 guest bedrooms and home office in the West wing
    • 2 full baths (1 ensuite)
    • 1 half bath
    • Approximately 3,192 Sf. under air
    • Large 2-car garage(519 Sf.) with 12-foot ceilings
    • New 15×30 pool with sun-shelf and in-pool seating

Design + build timeline

    • Design time (concept to permit submission) 6-months
    • Permit approval process 3-months
    • Construction 14-months

Quality of FF&E (Fixtures, finishes & equipment)

  • Fixtures, finishes & equipment: mid-market to entry-level luxury
  • Cabinetry: custom throughout

Budget expenditures (2019 construction & material costs)

    • Total investment for all design, engineering, build costs and construction management $1,684,000*
      *(Excluding investment for land & furniture)

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