Casa Toscana

Custom Desert Transitional Home, Indian Wells, CA

Architecture, Interior Design & Furnishings

Designing for the desert drew a lot of the inspiration for this Fresh Desert Modern home in Indian Wells, CA. The home embraces the vision of the arid environment for outdoor living and entertaining, yet a comfortable home for years of active retirement.

Design Inspiration

Upon arrival, the desert landscape is apparent, yet quenched with the flowing cool waters of the front courtyard water feature. To welcome and accommodate guests comfortably, the addition of a casita offers flexibility for visitors while not having excess empty spaces to maintain on a day to day basis.Throughout the interior, the neutral palette provides the perfect backdrop to accentuate a vast art collection. The interiors’ design showcase specific niches and artwork displays. These areas are professionally illuminated for an impactful presentation, which operate from discrete controls to enhance the ambiance for any occasion. For a unique experience, the curved walls of the dining room join the circular custom table and round, lit cove overhead.

Distinctive Features

Separate seating areas at opposite ends of the living area open on to the patio with sliding pocket doors with roll screens. The spaces are conjoined with the built in wet bar that showcases a waterfall countertop. To provide a balanced aesthetic, textures and organic materials are dominant, featuring a mix between metals and natural woods, enlivened with the pops of color interspersed from the custom furnishing selections and art pieces.Two custom fireplaces provide an ambient glow to the neutral palette. Designed with a blend of natural wood and textured stone, they feature a floating countertop hearth with natural gas controls.The pool terrace compliments the desert landscape, offering a cooling respite from the day’s sun. The covered patio features a table set for alfresco dining, and a comfortable seating area where conversation continues. Chaise lounges on the sun terrace provide front row views to the spillover pool and the evening’s moon rise. Dramatic fire features on either end of the pool enhances the outdoor experience of this Fresh Desert Modern residence.

“Every time I open the door, I think I can’t believe how great it turned out. It’s so much better than I expected. As soon as you walk in the door, everyone says, wow.”