On the mid-level, two large guest suites are separated by the entry. This floor provides a buffer between the public level below and the master suite and office which are situated on the top floor.
In terms of material continuity, the distinctive limestone cladding is repeated inside on an upper side wall in the living area, where the volume drops to one level to enclose an adjacent outdoor living area. The limestone's custom pattern is an interpretation of the texture of bamboo.
"Towards the back of the space, a long, curved Venetian plaster wall echoes the shape of the home. This signature curve becomes a theme of the house and is repeated in various areas, from exterior and interior walls to the bar island, pool and hard landscaping," says Mungall.
The highly polished plaster wall also divides the grand public space from the more intimate spaces to the rear.
In general terms, limestone and oak panelling provide the finishes in these smaller rooms. The wine bar, theatre, spa, and service quarters are all more private being tucked into the hillside while the massive great room with dining area has operable glass panels opening to the sheltered outdoor entertainment spaces, garden terraces, and the swimming pool.
To one side, the single-height kitchen has a wood ceiling and back-painted glass cabinetry that reflects the cityscape. The owners wanted the eat-in kitchen and family area to feel more intimate than the adjacent great room.