Living well should never be a challenge especially when you have a well-designed living space! assemblageSTUDIO completed a habitat totally made in heaven with the new Tresarca Penthouse, a design to die for!

Recently designed and built to accommodate a small family, the Tresarca penthouse was completed by assemblageSTUDIO, fit with the best that any luxury residence has to offer including cutting edge technology and all the amenities any homeowner would need.

Now just for a wee bit of inspiration, architects turned to nature to derive the best way to tackle this tasty residence. “The Mojave landscape maintains an inherent beauty of textures, stratifications and materials as well as protected oasis' of color brought to life under the play of shadow patterns of a harsh sun. These environmental realities can be used as inspiration for design to create a sense of place and character regionalism,” said a statement from the firm.

Architects built their key design edge on the richness of

Architects built their key design edge on the richness of

the structure’s simplicity, which reflects the tranquil nature of the client’s lifestyle. “Design simplification is often misunderstood, but the richness lie’s in exactly that ... the simplification of forms and materials. They are not verbose, over done or processing add-ons for the stake of add-ons. The forms represent a simple life, not one adorned with the glitz and glamour favored by the gaming establishments of this valley or the large over done homes that line our streets, but one in which every detail matters. Building upon each other until they come together in the piece de resistance - the mesh screen.”

A haven of heavenly slumber!

A haven of heavenly slumber!

The landscape of the area surrounding the residence serves to adapt the space well to the drought of the region. “The entry sequence begins with a formal drought tolerant landscape designed for seasonal change with signature object trees spread throughout the front yard. Upon passage through the secure entry gate one encounters the first court. Shaded by the structure above,

the court is able to employ a new landscape variety, more lush than the entry. The landscape contributes to the cooling of the space,” said a statement from the firm. “The actual "front door" is through a small crevice in the main mass. Marked by the floor to ceiling glass wall which highlights the main staircase, the door is encountered by following the change in paving material.”

Being a key element for the space, the materials were made to further reinforce the visual themes throughout the structure. For the flooring material, designers decided to go Italian using the Marble Feather Grey from the Tuscany Collection, accompanied

with the natural touch of strand bambo by Nature’s Element. It also includes furniture pieces featuring black steel panels specially made by JD Stairs. Coming to the kitchen, designers also used a selective concoction of materials and fittings including Bulthaup Cabinets and Kohler fixtures as well as appliances from Miele, Viking, and Sub Zero. Other key brands included: Viabizzuno, Western Group, and Nevada Sales.

CREDITS Architect: assemblageSTUDIO Architectural Team: Eric Strain, Drew Gregory, Clemente Cicoria, CJ Hoogland, Tony Diaz, Leon Cifala, Renee Smith, Rachel Tarr Builder: Unique Custom Homes Interior Designer: assemblageSTUDIO, Design Lush, Living Penthouse Photographer: Bill Timmerman, Zack Hussain Landscape Design: Chris Winters, assemblageSTUDIO