At Patterson Custom Homes, we pride ourselves on creating something unique to each custom home we build with our clients—and this home is a perfect example of this principle. A collector of fine shoes, it was important to the homeowner to have a place to store her prized possessions. This 1,940-square-foot front unit duplex in the Flower Streets of Corona del Mar simply didn’t have the square footage necessary to build a closet large enough to store her collection.
Solution? Incorporate the shoe storage into the design of this contemporary home and create a focal point that features her collection in a truly one-of-a-kind fashion creating a functional art installation. Seventeen feet tall and eight feet wide, this two-story gallery-worthy shoe wall is located just outside of the master bedroom. The nineteen cubbies were custom-built according to the dimensions of her favorite shoes—everything from stilettos to thigh-high boots.
Designed in collaboration with our local finish carpenter using computer-assisted design software, we made sure that the cubbies were deep enough to provide ample storage without intruding on the atrium’s walk-way. To give the installation a sleek, contemporary look, the cubbies were painted in a Valspar Lacquer High Gloss paint and we installed 80 feet of small LED light strips which creates a warm-white glow at night. The bank of skylights overhead was fitted with custom transparent solar screens to prevent the shoes from being affected by the natural light. No detail was overlooked in the creation of this gorgeous showpiece.
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