Graphic Lines & Organic Spaces in Newhall
May, 2021 - Issue #199

Grid-like placement and a grand front lawn play nicely with organic textures, green walls and drought-friendly plants. "Bruno and his team at BSH Landscape & Hardscape Design Installation (287-9568) co-designed much of the front and backyard based on the guiding architectural design," share the homeowners. "BSH's attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship are obvious!"

For four years, Chris and Erica Angelo have called their Placerita Canyon estate home - but for the last 12 months, it's also served as their indoor-outdoor palette for their remodeling design concept.

The entry door, custom ordered from France, welcomes guests - and abundant natural light - into the home. Always prepared for entertaining, the homeowners tuck two little stools under the entryway console to provide extra seating in a pinch. The "family wall" off the formal living room serves as a miniature genealogical tree of sorts, with treasured images of grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.

"We started one project and decided it would be best to do them together so that it really flowed seamlessly," says Erica Angelo.

The wood-beam ceiling may look familiar - it's replicated in this home's exterior, which was featured in the April issue of Inside SCV. Hardwood floors in a herringbone pattern draws guests in visually and extends to the backyard. A rich dark-wood dining set is the best seat in the house for early morning sips of coffee with a view - adjacent double doors open directly into the well-appointed courtyard.

The massive undertaking took over a year, but one glance at the results prove that the effort was worth it. (Peek at last month's home feature for more proof - the April issue boasts a multi-page spread of this house's wow'ing exterior.).

Few would guess that the home's show stopping climate-controlled wine cellar was once a boring, standard hall closet. Holding over 250 bottles, the wood-and-metal shelves boast an extra gunite coating on the metal for additional contrast.
To balance the many modern lines in the home interior, a stately mirror hangs over a buffet table often used for wine tasting or additional service space. The canvas finish with bluish-gold tones hint at an oceanscape. The curved wall was a challenge to decorate - but the three-dimensional copper wall art seems custom made for the space.

The formal dining room is the first space guests encounter when entering the home. It sets the tone with a balance of soft textures, bold bronze accents, replicated lines, rich wood and easy access to the equally-impressive exterior living areas.

"We did have a lot of COVID setbacks - it took what felt like forever for custom furniture and fabrics to come in. The front door took six months to arrive from France!" says Angelo.

The living room fireplace's honed silver-gray travertine is the same material featured prominently in the home's exterior. Warm, nature-inspired blue tones pop in a little extra color while the large coffee table's modern design is heavy on 90-degree angles.

The entry to the master bedroom might be narrow when measured in square footage, but the addition of a large mirror and trim table make it feel much more expansive. The accent wall behind the bed was hand designed with a dramatic geometric wood pattern, finished in the same blue hue found in the formal living room.
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