Tour Scott Mitchell’s finest residential designs
A new publication by Rizzoli New York offers a window to a series of modernist inspired residential gems from Los Angeles-based Scott Mitchell Studio
If the dreamy embrace of sofa travelling is what you’re after, this tome by Rizzoli New York is guaranteed to set the scene for some serious house envy. Titled Scott Mitchell Houses and out this month, the book is a beautifully put together exploration of a series of Scott Mitchell Studio’s finest residential projects.
The Los Angeles design studio was set up by Mitchell in 1999 and has since completed a range of private residences, inspired by the clean modernism of revered architects such as Richard Meier, Charles Gwathmey, Louis I. Kahn and Rudolph M. Schindler.
Characterised by their distinct use of light and material, which puts tactile, soft textures against concrete and natural materials on centre stage, these residences have a strong, unifying aesthetic that has become something of a signature for the studio. Mitchell’s work effortlessly balances airy, geometric, contemporary architecture and comforting, subtle luxury.
The book’s journey takes us through eight key commissions, spanning a variety of geographical locations and environments, from the Hamptons to Melbourne.
The studio aspires ‘to produce buildings, which are humanistic through their honesty of expression and integrity, with a refined sense of order, scale and materiality, creating spaces that transcend utility and style,’ explains Mitchell.
Scott Mitchell Houses, offering a number of previously unseen imagery and new information, celebrates two decades of design from the dynamic firm – and also includes a foreword with conntribution by fashion designer Calvin Klein. §