LUX Homes: A Room With A View
Hannah and her husband, Marlon, love to cook and bake, and she described recently making small, homemade pumpkin pies (after roasting the pumpkins herself) that her husband and children helped assemble. They created 30 of these delicious, decadent desserts to take to the school her children attend.
The kitchen is enormous. There are a plethora of cabinets and miles of countertop, which features a unique Italian Cla’acatta. Each slab, including the bathroom slabs, was hand-selected by the couple, and crafted of marble milled from Italy and Asia. All the hardware in the space, including the pendants over the island, are refurbished antiques to beautifully-mix a touch of the past with the modern.
Many items in the home have an Art Deco influence. “I love the clean lines of Art Deco design,” Hannah explained. “There is something very structured about it that I just adore.”
Structured design is in Hannah’s genes. Her family used to design furniture, which helped inspire her business, Boxy Girl. Boxy is unlike any product currently on the market. Primarily used on a vanity, Boxy helps organize all your brushes, make-up, and odds and ends, making the day run a little smoother. Its clear Lucite design and custom stackable molds makes the Boxy Girl an enviable product.
“I even used the Art Deco influence when designing the packaging for our product,” she explained.
Hannah spent several years collecting artifacts, design elements and fixtures for their home. The attention to detail is what really sets her home apart from everyone else’s. There is no traditional molding in any space, which makes the art and antiquities pop against the fresh backdrop. Columns and doors throughout the house were purchased in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at Seret and Sons Interior and Architectural Décor Showroom.
If the home’s columns had to be cut down in size to fit an area, the excess was used as a playful end table, which inevitably turns into a conversation piece. The ages of the doors and columns date back hundreds of years and are one-of-a-kind imports from the Middle East and Asia.
All of the light fixtures in the home are custom selections from various eras, including authentic Art Deco lights from the Tennessee Opera House, which are hung in the marble-lined Master Bathroom. Every detail of the Serimian home was thoughtfully and purposely constructed to be an artfully-inviting and visceral experience.
“The home is designed on an x-axis,” Hannah explained. The wide hallways connect with the main corridor, which acts as the spine of the home, providing many vistas and viewpoints that give different experiences in every area of the residence. In short, there isn’t a bad angle to be found anywhere.
The furnishing and décor was inspired by modern design. The clean lines, when mixed with rich, organic textures, such as a wide variety of metal, stone and wood, gives the space an eclectic, sophisticated feel. Antiques from both Hannah and Marlon’s grandparents and great-grandparents add a touch of personal family history. In addition to the furnishings, the Serimian’s have filled their home with commissioned art from local artists such as Chance James, Andrew Milne and Paul Parichan.
Over my career I have toured many homes, and I must say that this is perhaps the most sophisticated, thoughtful and unique residence I have ever seen in the Central Valley. There is something about the home and the family which truly separates them from their surrounding neighbors.
Contributor Asher Corey
Photography Melissa Wedekind