Meadow Hosue, designed by Olson Kundig, connects architecture, interior design, art and landscape into one beautiful whole. The impressive residence was designed in such a way that, in addition to the beautiful, elegant interior, the residents could also live outside a lot.
The architecture firm Olson Kundig is led by Jim Olson, Tom Kundig, Kirsten R. Murray, Alan Maskin and Kevin Kudo-King and is based in Seattle with an office in New York as well. For twenty years, the designers have been realising beautiful projects with bespoke furniture and the perfect selection of materials.
Olson Kundig designs impressive residence for elegant indoor and outdoor living
Meadow House in California is one of their impressive architectural realisations. Jim Olson was the lead architect for this project and the idea was to design this family home as ‘a unique, continuous, flowing expression that connects architecture, interior design, art and landscape into an integrated whole.’ The entire house was designed around the central living space with beautiful views and lots of light. There are three outbuildings and extensive outdoor living spaces, but due to the refined and subdued design and the fact that nature is involved in the spaces between the different structures, the large residence almost merges with the landscape. The architecture is defined by clean, straight lines and looks elegant.
Architecture, interior, art and landscape are united to one beautiful while
The large site consists of two connected parts. At the entrance you are welcomed by olive trees, a small vineyard and lush garden. Here are the common parts of the house including the main living and dining areas. In addition, there are the three outbuildings where a guest house, outdoor living pavilion and dining pavilion are located. These parts were a must for the owners as they love entertainment. The other part of the site separated by an infinity pool opens up to an uncultivated 'meadow space'. Here we find the private parts of the house including the master bedroom, an office and three children's bedrooms. In both parts of Meadow House interior and exterior merge due to the many outdoor living spaces and many large windows. Nature is brought inside through the sober palette of colours and materials and through the beautiful views of the landscape. The shades of bronze, black, beige and dark brown can be seen in both the exterior and interior. The furniture and lighting were specially designed by Jim Olson who also contributed to the contemporary art collection.
The whole complex became a serene and refined family home where the residents can live inside as much as outside thanks to the mild climate and elegant design. California Meadow House © Matthew Millman