Each year the Robb Report features one amazing home on their cover as the “Ultimate Home.” These homes feature the latest in smart home technology and up-to-date luxury design. For the last four years these best-of-the-best homes have been created by one firm, Landry Design Group.
In 2010, Landry landed on Robb Report’s Ultimate Home cover with a 40,000-square-foot French château style residence. In 2011 it was a contemporary family compound composed of multiple buildings across a site with hilltop views. Last year Landry nabbed the cover with an Italian-style villa mixed with Art Deco style and equipped with plenty of room for entertaining.
This year’s “Ultimate Home” is Villa del Lago, a residence with dramatic views of Lake Sherwood and the Santa Monica Mountains. The 23,000-square-foot home is styled like a rustic Italian villa with reclaimed beams to add a historic feel. A grand entrance hall opens into a two-story great room. Covered loggias featuring bi-fold doors open up to the skies during warm weather. One of the most amazing spaces in the home is a theater with a glass floor that gives a peek of the luxury cars safely housed in the garage below.
“At Landry Design Group, we seek to leave a legacy of grace and beauty in the landscape while creating a home that speaks to our clients’ needs,” says Richard Landry, firm principal. “ A home is a very personal statement, a direct reflection of the resident’s taste and sensibility. We are grateful for Robb Report’s recognition, but we are even more honored by the trust our clients continually give us with their most intimate spaces.”
The Landry Design Group was established in 1987 by Richard Landry, AIA. The firm has designed high-end residential projects around the world including projects in Canada, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Bahamas, Jamaica, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and Russia. Landry has designed for everyone from Russian oligarchs to celebrities such as Sylvester Stallone and Eddie Murphy. Landry projects have also been featured on ABC, HGTV, Travel Channel, E! Entertainment and A&E television and been featured many times in the pages of Architectural Digest.