ELL DESIGNED THE HOME with his and
hers offices. Jessica says her office, which
is off the entryway, will allow her to
take on a bigger role with Bell Custom
“It’s just a really neat space. To be a
mom and to have two little kids, it’s nice
to have a space that you feel is your own,” she says. “I
love the window. That’s probably one of my favorite
things in the whole house. Cress made that to be like
an atrium window because of the backdrop behind it.”
The chair to the right of the desk is Indonesian teak.
“We got it at a really cool consignment shop in San
Clemente,” she says. “It’s been a piece in every house
Cress describes his office, in a carriage house above
the garage, as a retro, mid-century modern space. It
includes a work area and a seating area where he can
meet with clients. A pullout couch, kitchenette, closet
and drip-drain shower allow it to double as a guest
area. It’s accessible via an upstairs catwalk from the
home and by outside stairs.
“I designed it so if I have clients they can come up
here without going through the house,” he says.
homes locally for
over 20 years.
WBM october 2017