The Gould residence is a major cosmetic remodel of one side of an existing duplex located on the coast in Malibu. Due to constraints from both the city and the neighboring unit, very little change was made to the building's architecture. Our scope of work gave the building new life and a clean and open feeling through the use of material, color, texture and furniture.
- Area: Malibu, CA
- Livable square footage: 2,785 sq. ft
- Number of bedrooms: 4
- Construction completed: remodel 2012, original house mid '80s
About the Architect
As a child Bruce Bolander was good at drawing and math, skills which elicited the suggestion "You should be an architect" enough times that it stuck. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, majoring in architecture for that reason. Bruce graduated cum laude in 1989 after several years of "learning by doing." In Cal Poly's workshop he learned to build elegant, one-of-a-kind furniture with steel and castoffs, and he still loves to build. His love of building and his years of hands-on construction experience allow him to relate and work directly with on-site workers. Now an architect, Bruce designs residential and commercial structures, his commercial niche being creative offices including film production and editing facilities. He has intentionally kept his architectural firm small in order to work closely with clients. Based in Malibu but willing to travel, he has designed buildings in Newport Beach, Mammoth, Chicago, and New York City. Justifications for his designs include simplicity, functionality, aesthetics, maximum use of light, integration of the building with nature, and clients' wishes. Bruce has gone beyond an inclination toward math and drawing to develop a sense of what a structure's full potential might be.
Architecture and Interior Design-Bruce Bolander
Landscape Design-Di Zock
Appliances-Viking and SubZero via Bay Cities
Tile-Heath and Ann Sacks-contact Derek Penfield
Other furniture-Viesso, Orange, YLiving (various pieces)