Name: Emily Jagoda's Jagoda Pagoda
Location: West LA, CA
Size: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
Architect Emily Jagoda designed this West LA home with the toughest clients in mind: her own family. The clean lined interior is balanced with warmer elements such as plywood ceilings and redwood vertical wall detailing. Natural lighting was especially an important element of how the "Jagoda Pagoda" feels, with windows situated on at least two sides of every room for natural light and cross ventilation...
Our favourite detail is the bright blue mosaic tiled master bath, alongside the cozy built-in writer's corner where we can imagine happily typing away. The unusual ceiling and nook space is small, but it looks like a spot in the house to get away to for a good read (or good blog post). And check out the built-in kitchen bench that doubles up as book shelving. It's too bad the kitchen itself is not as inviting as the rest of the home; a larger window and some more storage would make this at home cook happier.
The home offers radiant-heated plywood and concrete floors with some notably high end fixtures, appliances and hardware, such as faucets designed by Arne Jacobsen, Liebherr fridge, Bertazzoni range, Miele dishwasher and Lutron dimmers.