Journal

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Goats!

We take sustainability seriously here at Kovac Design Studio. Having designed and built one of the first…

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Architectural Digest | "Malibu Revival"

Our project for Jamie McCourt’s beachfront Malibu home was recently feature in the article, “Malibu Revival”, that …

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Contemporist | "Michael Kovac Designs A New House In Santa Monica"

Contemporist showcases our recently completed Santa Monica residence, Split House with extensive photos of…

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Digital Fabulous- A Case Study Transforming Pixels into Product

As digital technologies become more ubiquitous in many design, fabrication and construction industries, Kovac D…

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Designers & Books: 20 Books About Los Angeles ...and Environs

Our latest book, “Sense of Place: Elements of California Modernism” Sense of Place: Elements of California Mod…

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The Wait Is Over: We Moved!

WE MOVED! 11828 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles California 90064 We look forward to seeing you in our new…

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Kovac Design Studio is Moving!

After many months of searching high & low we have found a fantastic new space on Pico Boulevard to serve…

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International Architecture & Design: "Natural Intelligence"

In an article titled, “Natural Intelligence” our project, Sycamore House, was featured in a 5 page spread in Arc…

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Book Launch: Sense of Place - Elements of California Modernism

We are proud to announce that we have officially released our newest book! Written by Author, Michael Webb…

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Sierra Magazine | "Comfort Zone: Smart Designs for Pleasure and Planet"

“Comfort Zone: Smart Designs for the Pleasure and Planet,” discusses how our project, Sycamore House unveils our…

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Homes & Gardens: "Outside The Box"

In an article titled, “Outside The Box” Homes & Gardens Magazine takes you through a tour of our project, Syc…

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Collaboration of Design + Art: "Sycamore House"

Sycamore House / Jill Sykes Artwork Detail Sycamore House, which was among the first homes in California to…

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Palisades Post: "Palisadian Architect Michael Kovac Takes the LEED with Sycamore House"

Palisades Post | December 5, 2013 | Project: Sycamore House

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Design Bureau: "Modern Glow"

In an interview arranged by Design Bureau, we reveal our thought and design process behind the renovation of…

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Dwell on Design Exclusive Home Tours: Secret House

Dwell on Design is hosting their 2012 Exclusive House Tour. Secret House is one of five scheduled stops on…

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Adelto: "The Modern Three Wall House, LA"

Adelto showcases our dramatically minimalist Beverly Hills residence, The Three Wall House in a new article. …

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Ka6tata Magazine: "House with Three Walls"

Bulgarian publisher, Ka6tata, posts an article on our project, Three Wall House. The article speaks to how…

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Contemporist: "Three Wall House"

Our project, Three Wall House, has been featured on Contemporist. The article explores our design and what…

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California Style Magazine: "Forward Planning"

California Style Magazine interviews Michael Kovac about the many completed works of our office, clientele we…

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Veranda Magazine: "Second Nature"

In an article titled, “Second Nature” Veranda Magazine writes about our project, Serra Barn as a home des…

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Elle Decor: "Courteney Cox’s Private Retreat"

Involved in the revamping of the Malibu residence of actress Courteney Cox, Kovac Design Studio was featured…

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The Hollywood Reporter: "Courteney Cox Opens Up Her Malibu Estate"

Revealing our renovation and addition to actress, Courteney Cox's new Malibu home, The Hollywood Reporter…

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Huffington Post | "Serra Barn Malibu"

The Huffington Post mentions our project, Serra Barn, which “weds vernacular forms and modern details, p…

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Private Paradise - Contemporary American Gardens

In a new book published by Monicelli Press, Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens, our project,…

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HomeBunch: "The Modern Serra Barn"

The article, "The Modern Serra Barn," talks about the classic Hamptons inspired barn. Our modern…

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2Modern: "Jill Sykes Among The Sycamores"

Our project, Sycamore House, is featured in 2Modern as the house's exterior art details are the topic of…

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Modernica: "Sycamore House"

Recognized in an article from Modernica, our project Sycamore House was praised for our sustainable features…

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Curbed LA: "Michael Kovac's Sycamore House in Pacific Palisades"

On Sunday the AIA/LA held its second fall home tour of the year. The first had us weaving through the …

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Apartment Therapy: "Four Homes Off Sunset Blvd"

Apartment Therapy shares their experience and highlights the 2010 AIA Los Angeles Home Tours. Our project,…

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AIA LA 2010 Home Tours

The Los Angeles Chapter of The American Institute of Architects announced the dates for the annual AIA LA…

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Form Magazine: "Sneak Peek: This Sunday's AIA/LA Fall Home Tour - Off Sunset: Brentwood to Palisades"

Form Magazine gives a preview of the 4 houses which will be highlighted in the AIALA Fall Home Tour. Among…

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Curbed: "House on a Hill Tips Its Hat to Vintage and Modern Alike"

In an article called, “House on a Hill Tips Its Hat to Vintage and Modern Alike,” Curbed writes about how our pro…

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LA Times: "A Private Enclave in Malibu"

In the LA Times article, "A Private Enclave in Malibu," Serra Barn is praised as the combination of…

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Curbed: "Your Hamptons Barn in the Malibu Hills"

Pitched as the "Hamptons Barn of Malibu," Curbed writes an article on our project, Serra Barn. View…

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Green Home Design: "Shadows of Sycamores"

Green Home Design takes a deep look into our project Sycamore House with an article titled, “Shadows of S…

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Apartment Therapy: "The Various Views of the Streamhouse"

An article titled, “The Various Views of the Streamhouse” talks about our project, Streamhouse, as it is rep…

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Details in Architecture: "Glass Floor: Stream House, Los Angeles, California, USA"

Glass Floor: Stream House, Los Angeles, California, USA | Andrew Hall, editor The Stream House and it's glass…

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Spaces Magazine, UK: Inspiring Spiral

"Inspiring Spiral" | Fergus McShane Spaces Magazine, UK | January 2009 | Project: The Hillclimber

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Upscale Remodeling: "Window Below"

Featured in Upscale Remodeling Magazine, the Stream House was celebrated in an article titled “Window Below” adm…

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Sublime Magazine: "New Generation"

Sublime Magazine takes a deep look into our project, Sycamore House, as a look into the future of sustainable…

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Trendir: "Beautiful House Climbs the Pacific Palisades: Hillclimber House by Kovac Architects"

Our project is featured on Trendir in an article about our contemporary canyon house, Hillclimber House, that…

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Hollywood Reporter: "Green and Greener"

On the topic of “Green” Design, The Hollywood Reporter included our firm's work of the Sycamore House to the lis…

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Contemporist: "The Hillclimber House by Kovac Architects"

Featured in the Contemporist, our project Hillclimber House, was on display as a cascading design that lied…

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Architectura de Casas: "Blue/White House"

Blue and White House receives international press, in Architectura des Casas. This Spanish article speaks to…

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Ka6tata: "Successful Transformation"

View Article Ka6tata Magazine, Bulgaria | June 2008 | Project: Stream House

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Architectural Record: "Sycamore House: A modern residence perched on a Southern California hillside aims for LEED Platinum"

Architectural Record writes about our project, Sycamore House as it is one of first residences in California…

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Modern Residential Design: "Hillclimber House"

Located in the Pacific Palisades, our project Hillclimber House, is published in a Modern Residential Design…

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Form Magazine: "The Battle for Bobo's"

Featured on FORM Magazine, our redesign of Bobo’s Hamburger Establishment was on display as the question was a…

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Better Living Through Design: “Sycamore House by Kovac Architects”

Featured on Better Living Through Design, our project Sycamore House was celebrated for the way this…

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Josh Spear: “Sycamore House”

Praised for our environmentally-conscious design in our Sycamore House, Josh Spear writes an article…

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Jetson Green: “Sycamore House, LEED Platinum in Pacific Palisades”

  Our project, Sycamore House, was featured on Jetson Green as we announced the groundbreaking for our…

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“Out There Doing It 2007” Lecture Series | Michael Kovac

LA Forum Lecture Series | October 8, 2007 | Project: Lecture

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LA Times: "Feeling as if Your Cup Runneth Over"

The LA Times published a piece about Hillclimber, our residential project in Pacific Palisades, that features…

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House & Garden Magazine: "Second Nature"

House & Garden Magazine | August 2007 | Project: Rancho Park Residence

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Innovative Home: “Organic Hillside Home”

Our project, Hillclimber House, is featured in Innovative Homes Magazine illustrating the uniquely placed…

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Elite Interiors Magazine: “The Hillclimber”

Elite Interiors Magazine, Russia | June 2007 | Project: The Hillclimber

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Santa Barbara Magazine: "Southern Charm in Santa Ynez"

Santa Barbara Magazine takes a look at the home renovation that our studio, along with contractor, Jim Quick,…

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Los Angeles Magazine: “Say Spa”

Seen as a luxurious, at-home get-away, our bathroom design at Hillclimber is spotlighted in an article…

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Metropolitan Home: “Mellow Drama”

Metropolitan Home Magazine displays one of our projects in an article titled, “Mellow Drama” which discusses the…

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Elle Decor: “House of Style”

Our collaborative work with interior designer, Michael Smith, was featured on Elle Decor in an article…

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Brentwood News: "The Park"

Brentwood News, Vol. 8 No. 10 | October 2000 | Project: Park Brentwood

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California Interiors: “California Classics: Michael Smith”

In a new book called, California Interiors, our work which was done in close collaborator Michael Smith,…

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Interiors Magazine: “Bright Child”

Interiors, Volume CLVII Number 2 | February 1999 | Project: Bright Child

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The Building Magazine: "Right From the Architecture Spot"

The Building Magazine looks inside Kovac Architects' office space.

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Ka6tata Magazine: "The Hillclimber House - California"

View Article Ka6tata Magazine, Bulgaria | April 2008 | Project: The Hillclimber

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Design Milk: "Dwell on Design Exclusive House Tour: Secret House"

As a house selected to be on the Dwell on Design Exclusive House Tour, Design Milk reviews our stop at Secret…

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Elle Decor: “Michael’s Lair”

Friend and close collaborator Michael Smith, Interior Designer, takes us on a tour of his Brentwood home…