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French Chateau


Renowned interior designer Daniel Cuevas brought Ward in to help renovate an existing 35,000 square foot limestone clad Bel Air chateau.  They touched every part of the house, removing and simplifying the original garish gilding, heavy stonework and the ornate plasterwork.  Ward remodeled the existing kitchen wing to include a grand rift oak paneled great room with a high coffered wood ceiling and discrete built-in bar. 

His favorite contribution to the overall design was the introduction of a graceful elliptical master bathroom.  The original circular room received little light and ventilation from one pair of French doors and reduced the potential size of the closet.  By gutting these rooms, Ward achieved his twin goals of creating an elegant oval master bath with beautiful natural light and a considerably larger master closet.