Acclaimed designer and architect Eddie Maestri is best known for his timeless taste: flip through his portfolio, and you likely can’t distinguish between brand-new builds and award-winning restorations. That’s intentional. When he tackles a new project, Maestri carefully considers the home’s history and its neighborhood. The finished products look like they’ve been there all along.
Conceptualizing his own home in 2011 was no different. “Instead of looking like the newest house on the block, we wanted it to look like it could have been the oldest,” he says.
6947 Coronado Avenue‘s façade was inspired by the wood-clad homes of Uptown in New Orleans, says Maestri. The porch is, indeed, quintessentially Southern: there’s a gas lantern, porch swing, and reclaimed doors.
Inside, Maestri shows off his discerning eye for contrasts; the old and new architectural elements blend seamlessly. The foyer’s concrete flooring offsets its bright white walls with crisp millwork. Maestri chose unexpected paint colors in the dining room, from deep sage to dusty blue. He also went old-school with arched doorways. The exposed beams in the living room are razor-thin for a contemporary twist.
The home’s décor is equally playful. A chrome rotary phone sits in a vintage telephone niche and the gallery walls pair ornate bronze mirrors with plain black frames. Our favorite room is the breakfast nook. Expect midcentury pieces, unabashedly bright artwork, and French doors that open to reveal the backyard oasis.
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