This Barry Berkus-Designed Montecito Home Comes With Transcendent Views

This home sits atop a 1.8-acre knoll overlooking the Pacific Ocean.


Text size

It’s impossible for
Susie Benarrosh
not to feel spiritual looking out at the ocean and wildlife from the sun-soaked morning room of her house in Montecito, California.

Hawks are frequent visitors during such morning meditations, cutting across the panorama that surrounds the
Berkus-design house—a contemporary architectural property perched on a knoll that overlooks the Pacific Ocean from Ortega Ridge Road. 

“Nature is very important to me,” said
Ms. Benarrosh
, a designer and native Austrian. She built the lighthouse-esque estate with her husband, businessman
Jean Claude Benarrosh
, as a getaway when they’re not at their main home in Switzerland. “It is so humbling to look out the window and see the back of a hawk,” she said. “You can’t help but think ‘there must be a God.’”

More: Real Estate Scion Daniel Tishman

Read More

Antilles introduces first designer model, more move-in ready homes

Lucitt & Co., Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:01 a.m. ET Sept. 5, 2020


JMD Development is pleased to announce that several of Antilles’ Coach and Multiplex homes have been completed and are now available for purchase in time for Season.  Additionally, the first of its Designer Series Models – the Nevis – is now available for private viewing or by appointment, Other Coach and Multiplex homes can now be viewed for sale, offering a range of sizes, views and building configurations.  Antilles’ 212 residences are priced from the high $300,000’s.

The Nevis model looks like Island style living at its finest.  Deep, cool blues, sun bleached whites and clean lines illustrate an uncluttered focus on contemporary coastal design elements rendered in premium materials and luxury finishes.  The three bedroom, two

Read More

Stock Custom Homes constructing nearly 5,000 square foot home in Pine Ridge

Pushing the Envelope, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:01 a.m. ET Sept. 5, 2020


Stock Custom Homes, the award-winning luxury homebuilding division of Stock Development, is currently constructing a 4,672-square-foot under-air residence at 125 Caribbean Road in the desirable Pine Ridge Estates neighborhood. It is currently offered for $4,295,000.

The property will boast four bedrooms plus a bonus room, four full bathrooms, plus a pool bath, and one powder bath, a great room, study, double two-car garages, and Stock’s trademark luxurious and expansive outdoor living area, encompassing more than 1,500 square feet. The home is being designed in collaboration with Richard Guzman of R.G. Designs and Laurie Walter of Cardamom Design.

Inspired by the fresh, airy palette of a Southampton aesthetic, the home will contain white-washed linens, natural textures, and ocean-inspired blues.

Read More

Style at Home: Internet aesthetics: cottagecore vs. cluttercore | Homes & Garden

New Traditional design is always adapting and growing to include inspiration from like-minded design movements to remain a stimulating and timeless style choice, and I for one love to look at all the new visions coming into the spotlight.

Gen Z and millennials are taking to their social platforms with new image combinations that create a visual feast and a surprisingly specific design viewpoint.

The aesthetics tend to be more than just a design choice, sometimes also embodying a fantastical-seeming lifestyle. This last month I stumbled across two aesthetics I found to be both fun and encouraging to my own design tastes. These two genres have been branded as cottagecore and cluttercore.

Cottagecore is an escapist aesthetic. It takes you to a place where there are no phones ringing, no errands to run, and the pie on the natural wood countertop is always baked from scratch.

Think of an English

Read More

$2.3M Wow House: One Of Glenview’s Most Recognizable Homes

GLENVIEW, IL — Amazing opportunity to purchase one of Glenview’s most recognizable homes. This traditional and elegant dream home with its stately lannon stone exterior and wrap around front porch offers exceptional quality and design for today’s lifestyle.

  • Address: 1444 Kaywood Ln, Glenview, Illinois
  • Price: $2,375,000
  • Square Feet: 8771
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 6 Full and 1 Half Baths
  • Built: 1994
  • Features: Situated on approximately one half acre you are welcomed into the home by a stunning two-story foyer with beautiful staircase with a brand-new runner. The foyer separates the formal living room with fireplace, spacious and elegant dining room with built-in corner cabinets, and an amazing two-story sitting room with views looking out to the bluestone patio and yard. All-white kitchen features granite counters, high-end appliances, center island, and a breakfast bar. The kitchen opens to a gorgeous eating area surrounded by windows. A huge family room with tons of
Read More

Top Ford designers behind 2021 F-150 reveal behind-the-scenes stories


Ford Motor Company revamps the F-150 pickup truck, the top-selling vehicle in America, with a lighter aluminum body instead of the customary steel. (June 25)

AP Domestic

Behind the scenes, bringing to life the 2021 Ford F-150 consumed Josh Henry.

He worked on pickup truck design by day. Then he applied his design knowledge after work to create a stunning modern industrial home in Ferndale that incorporated key elements of the truck. Both projects took four years.

“Everything was happening simultaneously,” said Henry, 32, a senior designer whose team led the exterior updates. “You’d see all the different trades how they were using the F-150s firsthand. The siding guys, they have to climb on the roof a lot. They have to reach all parts of the house and I could see how they were storing four or five or six ladders on the truck.”

Ford senior designer Josh Henry

Read More

How COVID-19 Changed Home Health and Wellness Forever

Earlier this year our homes went from being the places where we’d catch a few winks and spend nights bingeing ‘Queer Eye’ to our gym, office, school, restaurant, etc. Here, a collection of stories that celebrate our homes and the integration of wellness under one roof. See More

Over the last six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has shape-shifted our universes, shrinking them down to the size of our homes. Many of us are working at home, working out at home, and only leaving for the “essentials,” which means that the spaces we once reserved for eating, sleeping, and bingeing Big Little Lies now serve entirely new purposes.

Spending so much time inside has, no doubt, made our physical spaces matter more, and it’s brought one thing to light in a striking way: Wellness within our own four walls has come a long way from even a few years ago. “There’s

Read More

COVID Homebodies Set the Tone for Future Home Design

SAN FRANCISCO—For better and for worse, home is the center of life/work/shelter during COVID. But during quarantine life, homeowners have come up with definite ideas about home design.

Several million new households are projected as a direct result of COVID-19, with an additional 7.6 million switching from renters to homeowners. Not only that but the definition of home itself is in the midst of a historic paradigm shift, as are the specific home features people want and are willing to pay for, which provides a competitive advantage for builders and developers going forward.

The America at Home Study surveyed thousands of consumers and the insights show that homebuying is not only top-of-mind but more in demand than the industry had anticipated. The survey was developed by three leaders in the homebuilding industry, Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, principal of tst ink; Belinda Sward, founder and chief strategist at Strategic Solutions Alliance; and Nancy

Read More

24 Design Terms You Might Stumble Upon While Shopping for Home Decor

When shopping for home decor, there’s a whole lexicon of design-world terms that might be unfamiliar to a regular shopper. But many of these terms actually have a pretty significant impact on the product you’re looking to buy. So we’re here to help you decode some of the most common interior design words you might stumble upon on your next shopping excursion—to help you make the most informed purchase.


Bench-made: Officially, bench-made furniture is crafted by a single highly-trained artisan from start to finish; some retailers, however, used the term to signify high-quality handmade pieces, regardless of how many people work on them.

8-way hand-tied: A high-quality type of suspension in the seat of a sofa where springs are tied by hand in eight directions; usually more expensive due to the quality of craftsmanship.

Kiln-dried wood: Lumber that has been dried in an oven to the desired level

Read More

Mercedes-Benz’s Chief Design Officer on the S-Class’s Game-Changing New Infotainment System

Click here to read the full article.

a person standing next to a car

© Photo: Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz AG.

While there are stately European executive saloons with loftier price tags, Mercedes-Benz’s flagship S-Class has long been a standard bearer of automotive luxury across the globe. Bold Teutonic style, sumptuous materials and accoutrements, burly torque-churning power trains and exceptional craftsmanship are the pillars upon which Mercedes-Benz has burnished its laurels. Increasingly, however, bleeding-edge technology has separated the S-Class from its competition. So, it should be no surprise that next-level tech will be a key selling point for the next-gen 2021 S-Class, internally dubbed the “223.”

Recently, the marque from Stuttgart unveiled the latest shimmering tech that will define the upcoming, still as-yet-to-be-unveiled S-Class—all centering around a highly updated version of its acclaimed MBUX user interface. Already considered the Best of the Best here at Robb Report, the second generation of its learning-capable system will be

Read More