The Lotus House
Designed by noted “organic” architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, this 300 degree ocean view home sits on a .9 acre site perched on the edge of Pottery Canyon. The structure lays out in a sprawling flower shape resembling a blooming lotus flower and features walls of glass, moulded concrete, and curved laminated engineered wood beams. The flexible floor plan is flooded with natural light and consists of three bedrooms, two and half bathrooms, a family room, library, sauna and three offices or possibly a home gym. Of particular beauty is the open concept circular kitchen overlooking the family room and the central atrium at the core of the house which is visible from all three levels. Privacy abounds with no windows opening onto the street and walls of glass overlooking what appears to be a nature preserve. You will marvel at the Douglas fir arched beams, the sculptural poured concrete, the undulating pattern of the tiles, and the many effective skylights. There are magnificent ocean, sunset, and canyon views visible from all rooms along with three wood decks that provide a continuum of indoor and outdoor spaces. This property has been featured in many professional publications, videos, and on HGTV. Simply stated, this home epitomizes art in architecture.