It’s always rewarding to find great, new talent in our local real estate market. I recently had the pleasure to speak with Rini Kundu on site of her latest project on Manhattan Avenue in the Sand Section of Manhattan Beach. The new home which was recently completed this year features a unique architectural design. It’s not British Colonial, Beach Plantation, Cape Cod or Contemporary, but has element of each.
“The emphasis is on robust raw materials working in harmony such as reclaimed oak floors, metal windows and wonderful natural stone exterior facades,” says Ms. Kundu. She goes on to say, “This creates a strong modern feel with warmth from more traditional colonial elements presented in understated tones. Beautiful concrete patterned custom tiles from Veranda complement the contemporary cabinetry and Euroline metal partitioned windows & doors. Natural light levels are delicately controlled by motorized Lutron shades. Statuary Calacatta marble is juxtaposed against raw oak vanities and Art Deco Waterworks bathroom fittings. Decorative wallpapers from Cole & Sons, Farrow and Ball and Nobilis add a playful nuance to the design. The reclaimed French oak hand sanded floors complete the design of the home creating a wonderful sensation underfoot.”
Having toured the home myself, every room is a welcoming surprise. There are colors, textures and finishes not often seen in our market. High quality is an understatement.
Ms. Kundu has worked as a designer for 20 years in high fashion and interiors, both here and in the U.K. She described this particular project as being designed to meet her client’s wish to achieve a modern undercurrent, exuding warmth with clean traditional detailing. The interiors were carefully thought out with a goal of being very family friendly. And, as can be seen in the photography, the home was completed with great attention to new and exciting ideas on fixtures and finishings. It’s a very cool MB home!