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A con­tem­po­rary lift

Through­out the in­te­ri­ors, Fer­gu­son de­signed el­e­ments with a nod to old-fash­ioned Mediter­ranean-style houses but with a de­cid­edly con­tem­po­rary lift, all the while keep­ing a firm hand on pro­por­tion, scale and de­tails. There are sim­ple lime­stone sur­rounds on doors and arch­ways. The liv­ing room has a peaked, beamed ceil­ing — but the wood is oak, not the pecky cy­press one might ex­pect.

A re­mark­able touch near the bot­tom of many walls are pierced grills, such as those used in 1920s Mediter­ranean-style homes for heat and ven­ti­la­tion. They are a fully func­tional part of the home’s air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tem.

Wil­liams, mean­while, kept the in­te­ri­ors light and airy, with Vene­tian plas­ter walls, re­strained cab­i­netry and an eclec­tic mix of fur­ni­ture and dec­o­ra­tive ac­ces­sories for a look that nods at the tra­di­tional with­out be­ing stuffy.

Leni, mean­while, takes the last word: “I love this house. Peter tends to go over­board. But this house is the per­fect size for the two of us,” she said. “I love it. It’s so pretty. It’s so light.”

Pho­tos by Lisa Romerein, cour­tesy Fer­gu­son & Shamamian

A court­yard acts as a fo­cal point near the guest­house and the pool pav­il­ion’s rear park­ing lot.

The pool pav­il­ion is fronted by a per­gola planted with bougainvil­lea.

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