Some homes are timeless and retain the same form of innovation for years, while others only get more beautiful with time. Modern Farmhouse by Californian Jamie Bush + Co can be counted in both categories. A natural design vision and a strong connection to the surroundings make for a magnificent result.
Jamie Bush grew up in a family of renowned designers, photographers, and artists, and this formed the basis for his interest in architecture and design. After studying architecture in New Orleans and Italy, he moved to Los Angeles, where he founded Jamie Bush + Co. in 2002. In his designs, he always tries to approach a space with a holistic vision. This vision is fully expressed in Modern Farmhouse in Mandeville Canyon, on the west side of Los Angeles. Located in a charming rural area of hills and valleys, with a mix of historic homes, Californian ranch houses and contemporary architecture, both the inside of the residence and its surroundings are worth exploring. Southern California's climate invites living largely outdoors and architecture that opens up to the landscape. For the choice of materials, the studio worked from the outside in. They chose materials and finishes used on the outside of the house, such as cedar, travertine floors, and integrated buff plaster, and brought them inside. This blurs the separation between the indoor and outdoor spaces. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls, for instance, retreat into wall pockets with deep overhanging ceilings, to create the feeling of living in nature. The aim was for the interior to evoke an overall natural aesthetic and develop a beautiful patina over time.
The aim was for the interior to develop a beautiful patina over time
For the furniture, the studio chose a combination of French vintage and contemporary pieces by Christophe Delcourt and Guillerme + Chambrone, and American masters George Nakashima and Arthur Espenet Carpenter. All are experts in crafting exquisite wooden furniture, giving the house a sense of quality and warmth. The light colours throughout the interior enhance that effect.
Overall, this house is a study in restraint. In terms of colour, a natural, neutral palette was chosen that allowed to play with texture and proportions. In combination with a dialogue between vintage and contemporary pieces, this allowed the team of Jamie Bush + Co to work creatively within a modern organic aesthetic. Photography by Shade Degges