2002 AIA Home of the Year
Architect: Gordon Rogers AIA
This remarkable high-desert home features strong architectural elements with clean lines and an abundance of natural materials. The interior design is complementary rather than a focal point, contributing to the tranquil, zenlike quality of the setting.
Furnishings embrace a subtle, earth-toned palette and classic lines, while textures and details enhance the natural feel of the architecture. The entire design philosophy promotes a sense of simplicity and timelessness.
Bacara Resort & Spa is a refuge "of stunning natural beauty and relaxed luxury" opened in September 2000 on the bluffs of Santa Barbara. Bacara commissioned Judy Robins Interiors to design its Presidential Residence, the crown jewel of 311 rooms and 49 suites crafted to be "luxurious, understated, intimate and relaxed."
With two oversized terraces overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the two-story, 3700-square foot space demanded an interior treatment equal to the magnificent view. Jerusalem limestone floors and four fireplaces set the tone for antiques and furnishings of the highest quality throughout the two master bedrooms, four baths and spacious dining room. With a private entrance, Jacuzzi and high tech features throughout, the entire environment promotes a sense of privacy and serenity for Bacara's most discriminating guests.
The distinct character of French culture and artistic sensibility has an unmistakable influence on contemporary interior design among the elite on this side of the Atlantic. Author Betty Lou Phillips features several high-profile projects by Judy Robins Interiors as distinguished models of American adaptation to classic French design concepts.
Robins' design for a Chesapeake Bay kitchen "simmers with style, thanks to finishes selected for warmth and wearability, not to mention an obvious weakness for French antiques." Her willingness to go the extra mile for her clients is detailed by her having "crisscrossed the ocean searching for ways to reflect the taste and lifestyle of clients..."
As a top purveyor of French design in the United States, Judy Robins is honored to be held out as an example of "inherent elegance and uncommon grace."