This Modern Farmhouse Is a Lesson in Serene Minimalism

Wait until you see the outdoor space.

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Photo: Todd Goodman of LA Light Photo

When L.A.-based designer and architect Rob Diaz stumbled upon the space in question, the run-down farmhouse encompassed 1,666 square feet of small, cramped, and dated rooms. So naturally, he kept the bones and then gut-renovated the rest. With the help of partner Mark Panasuk, Diaz more than doubled the square-footage and, in order to take advantage of the California weather, lined the structure with windows and added an incredible outdoor space complete with a 50-foot pool and plenty of outdoor entertaining capabilities.

With respect to the decor, the updated interior is now home to a calacatta marble fireplace in the living room, Zellige black tile and soapstone countertops in the kitchen, with white oak wide-plank flooring throughout. In an aesthetic he describes as a “modern farmhouse," Diaz blends California's contemporary edge with Scandinavian minimalism to create a refuge of cozy simplicity. Staged by The Platform Experiment, the home is outfitted in cool, soothing tones and natural materials displaying a range of texture. And there is, of course, a home office to cater to the country's current WFH lifestyle. Intrigued? We were too—if only we had a few million to spare.

Shop the Space:

Petra Chair

HD Buttercup

Hera Side Table

West Elm

Totem Vase

West Elm

Arc Wall Lamp

Allied Maker

Shapes Rug

Hawkins New York
$300 $150

Green Smoke

Farrow & Ball
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