Seamlessly connected interiors and exteriors. Lush nature is the protagonist in the Mc Clure residence and pervades spaces with a minimal and relaxing elegance, emphasised by the character of the Pietre Naturali porcelain stoneware surfaces.
The landscape is reminiscent of famous western movies, and indeed Hollywood is not far away; moreover, the place is famous for top-notch golf courses and an almost legendary music festival. We are in California’s Coachella Valley, specifically in La Quinta, a residential town on the edge of the Californian desert where the horizon is bordered by the Santa Rosa Mountains.
The region enjoys an enviable climate, protected by high mountains on three sides, alternating between temperate winters and hot summers. The environment is mainly desert but rich in flora, including the recognisable silhouette of the Californian palm tree.
The living room opens onto the large swimming pool and the intensely coloured horizon. The blue of the sky, the green of nature, the colours of the rocks change throughout the day. The landscape becomes a work of art, framed by the refined white-grey palette chosen for the interiors
The Mc Clure residence is located within a Country Club, an exclusive area surrounded by golf courses, in an elevated position with breathtaking views. The architectural structure is quite traditional for the area, interlinking volumes and pitched roofs that enclose an interplay between closed and open, full and empty, technical and functional interior spaces, and equipped exteriors, dominated by an infinity swimming pool that becomes an integral part of the building, literally entering the living room.
The outline of the swimming pool follows the architectural structure of the residence. The interlinked volumes create a pleasant dynamism that is always connected to the outdoor spaces. The water reaches the living area where a high-performance technical material such as Monocibec porcelain stoneware makes cleaning and maintenance easier
White and grey are the dominant colours in the architecture and in interior design choices. A minimal and neutral palette that aims to leave living spaces in the background to “bring” the intense tones of the surrounding nature into the home. The blue of the sky reflected in the swimming pool and the green of the golf courses are protagonists through the oversized windows. The mountainous profile on the horizon is artfully divided by the position of the palm trees.
The choice of neutral colours for the architectural surfaces and furniture allows the artworks skilfully displayed in the interior of Mc Clure house to be enhanced
The floors of the Mc Clure residence were customised with Monocibec ceramic surfaces. The Pietre Naturali porcelain stoneware, in the Palemon colour, allowed the sophisticated colour range of the interiors to be respected, adding a touch of character through the depth of the stone-effect texture. A cosy setting that allows the bright colours of the artworks collected by the hosts to shine through.
The Mc Clure residence project was awarded first place by The Quinquennial Tile Award, 5th ed. The international competition conceived by Fincibec Group selected architectural and design works created around the world using ceramic surfaces by Monocibec, Century and Naxos, the Group’s companies