Custom Home More Than 7,000 s.f. - 2

Kristi W. Hanson, Architects
Palm Desert, Calif.

Project Name: Grace Kovenish
Location: Palm Desert, Calif.
Size: 7,223 sq. ft.
Cost: $3.5 million
Photos: Ethan Kaminsky, Kaminsky Productions



The goal was to fashion a single-family custom residence in a golf community. This included a luxury home, indoor/outdoor environments and landscaping to complete a program requiring four bedroom suites, theater, office, wet bar and plenty of outdoor living space. The focus remained on capturing views of the mountains surrounding the home. Challenges included the pie-shaped lot, which has a million-dollar view located at the tapered end of the pie. Secondary challenges included maintaining privacy and working on a small lot. The house was angled and the rooms turned, which opens the home up to the north, introducing beautiful light. By gently depressing the garage on the low end of the frontage road and housing a unique guest wing above the garage, the space boasts up-close views of the foothills.



Roofing: Malarky Products

Engineered woods: Weyerhaeuser

Structural panels: Hardie Frame

Framing: Weyerhaeuser

Siding: Ipe

Brick/Stone/Stucco: La Habra Stucco

Doors: Fleetwood

Garage doors: Genie

Windows: Fleetwood

Insulation: Icynene

HVAC: Carrier



Locksets/Hardware: Emtek

Flooring” Travertine/Bamboo in bedrooms by Trillium

Lighting: Halo, Nora

Fireplaces: Regency and Masonry

Elevator: Acme Home Elevator



Cabinets: Nuvacor

Countertops: Quartz

Sinks: Julien, Bates & Bates

Faucets: Graff

Range: iele

Appliance drawers: Sub-Zero

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

Wine storage: Sub-Zero

Dishwashers: Miele

Microwave: Miele

Ice maker: Scotsman



Cabinets: Sun Valley Cabinets

Countertops: Cambria

Showers: Graff

Toilets: Kohler

Faucets: Graff

Sinks: Kohler

Washer/Dryer: Miele



Lighting control: Vantage

Structured wiring: Leviton

Security system: Ademco

Theater projector/TV: Sony, Stewart

Theater speakers: Triad, Velodyne

Sound containment: Icynene

Touch panels: Crestron

Theater electronics: Lexicon



Decking: Travertine

Lighting: Kichler

Fireplaces: Masonry

Grill: Vintage BBQ