Jacobs Design, Inc.
Jacobs Design, Inc.
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  • Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Country Club Loft


LOCATION.
The project is situated at the Campestre Golf Club in Monterrey, Mexico.
Monterrey is a couple of hours drive from Texas and is the most Industrialized City of Mexico, with about 5 million people. For many years the "Colonia del Valle" a suburb in a secluded Valley by the Sierra Madre has been the enclave for Industrialists and their families, with its own million-dollar membership fee Golf Club and home to several corporate headquarters, it is one of the top per capita suburbs in the country.
The Building is a new 20-story high-rise, the single residential tower on the edge of the Golf Course, which offers views of the Sierra Madre, the "Cerro de la Silla" (Saddle Mountain), and the Golf Course.
CLIENT.
I had done two other homes for the family, one in the Mexican Caribbean Riviera, the other in the Tobacco growing Jungle of Veracruz, Mexico, where the family's hand made Cigars business is located. The hometown schools were not adequate for the two daughters now 21 and 22 so they went away to high school in London, and returned to College in Monterrey, which is an also excellent college town.
A full floor apartment of about 4500 sq. ft. was available in the new building, and they asked me to meet them at the site, and do the job.
The Girls had enjoyed European contemporary design and requested a Loft type layout and the use of Wood and Glass.
DESCRIPTION AND FEATURES.
The Study or work area is incorporated into the Main Space with Library, Living and Dining room areas all in one. The kitchen is open (Glass enclosed) to the Main space as well. The Master bedroom is for the two girls to share, while a Pied-a-Terre with two small bedrooms and a seating area is provided for the parents an elder brother, or guests.
Glass covered columns. Sandblasted tempered glass covers the structural columns of the Main spaces. A glass doorway is provided for the elevator entry.
Glass tile at the walls and butcher-block countertops in matching colors are used in all bathrooms. While consistency was part of the palette, a different color was chosen for each bedroom tying the room fabrics and bath materials, for the girl's suite in purples and blues, the parents' is red and the guest's is black.
The roman shears and shades are all motorized due to their lengths of up to 28'. The bookcase (27' x10') with rolling ladder produced in California, together
with all the furniture, and equipments was containerized and shipped for a Turn-Key six month completion time, from meeting to move in.
Wood floors. The floors are washed oak longstrip diagonally placed to direct the main entrance flow towards the outward corner view.
CREDITS.
Furniture. BB Italia. Panama Chairs, Sity Sectional, Meta Coffee table.
Brueton. Dining table. Make-up tables chair. Kitchen stools.
Cassina. Moove Long Easy Chairs, Kick table (not shown).
De Padova. Inciza armchairs. Desk chairs
Georgetti. Recliner armchair.
Molteni. Less tables. Desk tables.
Montis. Baku sofa.
Ligne Roset. Pollen tables.
Poltrona Frau. Socrate Sofa.
Kitchen. Downsview. Cabinetry.
GE Monogram. Appliances.
Frankee. Sink & Faucet.
Art. Ray Charles White. Aluminum Water Study. Main Room.
Vicente Rojo. Piramides series. Entrance.
Elizabeth Saltos. Red Bedroom and seating area.
Glass Tile. Ann Saks tile and Stone.
Fabrics. Gant. Chenille on Headboards
Clarence House. Bedroom pillows and ottomans.
Bathrooms. Vola. Basins and Faucets.
Jacuzzi. J dream shower.
Area Rugs. Christopher Farr.
Lighting. Leavit-Weaver Floor & Table lighting.
Photography. Michael Calderwood, Mexico City.
20 Prints 8"x10" enclosed.
The guest bedroom bath.
The guest bedroom bath.
The powder room, with angle infinity views.
The powder room, with angle infinity views.
Grand room view towards entrance and glazed Kitchen.
Grand room view towards entrance and glazed Kitchen.
View to Country Club and mountain landmark. Rolling ladder on signature Cabinetry wall.
View to Country Club and mountain landmark. Rolling ladder on signature Cabinetry wall.
Floor to ceiling and window to column built-in bookshelving.
Floor to ceiling and window to column built-in bookshelving.
Kitchen. Blue lacquered cabinets. Butcher block Island top. window to grand room.
Kitchen. Blue lacquered cabinets. Butcher block Island top. window to grand room.
Glass covered column in corner. 20-30'long motorized shades meet at the corner. Curved peninsula in sectional.
Glass covered column in corner. 20-30'long motorized shades meet at the corner. Curved peninsula in sectional.
Work area, they do study, corner glass covered column.
Work area, they do study, corner glass covered column.
Master bedroom with 2 queens for the two sisters going to college.
Master bedroom with 2 queens for the two sisters going to college.
The girls bathroom with lilac glass tile. Frosted glass stalls for shower and wc.
The girls bathroom with lilac glass tile. Frosted glass stalls for shower and wc.
Parents bedroom in Pied-a-terre to visit the girls.
Parents bedroom in Pied-a-terre to visit the girls.
From parents bath bathroom is open, his Jet recliner and humidor.
From parents bath bathroom is open, his Jet recliner and humidor.
Parents master bedroom view to their private sitting and brother's or guest room.
Parents master bedroom view to their private sitting and brother's or guest room.

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  • Trulsina
    on Jan 4, 2017

    I may try the shelves in our den. We have a permanent brick/mortar hearth with a slab on top. These would solve book storage, and clean up the area very well, and blend out that eyesore once encased in wood!

  • Jacobs Design, Inc.
    on Jan 4, 2017

    Cool!

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