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    Steve Sharpe’s recently completed residence in Somis is a dramatic departure from the more traditional home he dreamed of 20 years ago. Financial considerations forced him to delay construction, and over time his taste for modern design grew. Though some may see the house’s aesthetic as urban, architect Zoltan Pali says the structure fundamentally is a country house responding to its setting. “Rural has always been associated with simplicity, sparseness and function,” Pali says. “That is this house. I see it as a simple architectural expression with elements boiled down to their essence.”









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    A 21st century ranch house in Ventura County - Sharpe Gallery - Los Angeles Times

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    I think its beautiful.
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    Wow! I love it madly!
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    i'm honestly not seeing the "ranch" in it. and, kill that ridiculously huge lawn...completely unnecessary.
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    i hate it.
    the house itself isn't too bad (but too big, so it kind of blows the design out of proportion) but the décor is hideous.
    why 2 dining rooms? the first one looks like a board room and the second one - my god, those chairs are fucking hideous.
    i like the barcelona chairs but other than that, it's cold, impersonal and has zero personality or character.
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    From the outside it looks like an office building.

    I don't like how anyone can just peer in through the large glass windows - especially in the bedroom. There's absolutely no privacy and I wouldn't feel safe.

    In theory I like the concept, I would just execute it differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i hate it.
    the house itself isn't too bad (but too big, so it kind of blows the design out of proportion) but the décor is hideous.
    why 2 dining rooms? the first one looks like a board room and the second one - my god, those chairs are fucking hideous.
    i like the barcelona chairs but other than that, it's cold, impersonal and has zero personality or character.
    I know a lot of people that have 2 dining rooms. One is only used for formal affairs and the other is for daily meals.

    I love the chairs in the formal dining room.

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    I love the inside, although the outside shell is not attractive to me. Like the Indian decor a lot have a taste for that sort of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetie View Post
    I know a lot of people that have 2 dining rooms. One is only used for formal affairs and the other is for daily meals.

    I love the chairs in the formal dining room.
    yeah, that's what it was like in my parents' house and my mum has that now too. but one is always kind of obviously more informal. here, they both look formal. (and ugly and impersonal, jmo).
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    That's a big ass wine cellar. I just noticed that. yummy.

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