Firenze Residence

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Interior Design –– Living Space
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdottir
  • Location
    Nicholas Canyon, Los Angeles
  • Project Date
    October 2020
  • Architect

Internationally renowned design studio, Minarc, has created an art collector's sanctuary. Fusing the luxurious tree canopy of Upper Nichols Canyon with an effective use of green methods and materials, this project is inspired by the beautifully dramatic landscapes found in nature.

The living room includes a spacious island connecting the kitchen and dining area to enhance the flow of the space. The first level offers a home office with a powder room featuring black marble walls imitating the flow of Icelandic lava and a recycled rubber sink, made of recycled rubber tires. Design elements are oriented to take optimum advantage of natural light and cross ventilation.

A wall of disappearing glass panels open to a lavish terrace featuring a tile installation from Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo, a swimming pool, built-in barbecue and loggia with a fire pit. Upstairs, the sophisticated and serene master suite includes a private balcony and additional en-suite bedrooms, each with their designated outdoor space and a generous library. Created with the environment in mind, drought-resistant landscaping and reclaimed wood this home offers an ideal flow of indoor and outdoor living.

Minarc Group is a collective group of subsidiaries that bring thoughtful, modern design to an international landscape. Under the helm of Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir & Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Minarc Group is a trailblazer in the creative minimalism movement by continuing to craft spaces that not only bring the outdoors in, but inspire intentional living and conscious lifestyles.

Other prizes
Global Future Design Awards Interior Design's Best of Year Awards - Greater World: Environmental Impact American Architecture Awards BUILD Architecture Awards (Most Innovative Sustainable Residential Architecture Practice) Architecture Press Release Awards European Product Design Awards SBID Awards - Bathroom Products (ReFlow) NEWH Top ID Honor Awards LA Business Council Architectural Awards - Innovation and Technology "Built by Women LA" - Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Green Good Design Awards