architect mike blakemore
Architectural design firm specializing in high end custom residential projects.
Michael Blakemore Architects is an architectural design firm specializing in high end custom residential projects. We take each project and create a design solution that is a unique and highly personal expression of our clients’ architectural desires. Every project we undertake requires its own specific design solution reflecting its individual site, views and program. To meet this goal our company is established as an elastic model. It is our approach to select and assemble a group of collaborators and establish a specialized project team tailored to each individual project and client. Our firm does not work with a signature style rather we adapt to the stylistic desires of our clients.
The firm was established in 1998. Michael Blakemore is the founder and principle. The firm is positioned to provide architectural design services through an established network of associated professionals.
Michael Blakemore Architects creativity is matched only by its attention to the details of business. We are dedicated not only to our clients’ creative goals but their financial ones as well.
Project management and cost control are essential elements of the design process and are integrated into every project. The diverse talents and range of experience of the firm forms a well balanced team this is structured for maximum efficiency and client profitability. Mr. Blakemore received his 5 year professional degree in architecture in 1989 from The New School of Architecture in San Diego, California. He is registered to practice architecture in the State of California and State of New York. Mr. Blakemore’s experience is highly diverse and includes commercial, residential, hospitality and resort projects, mixed use and master planning.
The owner requested a design that would reflect the traditional Mexican architecture of the region. The design solution marries a contemporary open floor plan with a traditionally styled exterior. The 4850 SF residence has 7 bedrooms 5 bathrooms, home office and a separate guest home. A large central great room organizes the plan.
The new residence replaces the original cottage that was damaged by a fire. The program for the residence was for 3 bedrooms and baths, a formal living room and outdoor living areas. The second item was to capture the unique view of downtown Laguna and main beach from each of the primary rooms.
Completed in 2008 the Simondi Residence was featured in Orange Coast Magazine. The 3400 sq. ft. contemporary home replaced the original 1500 sq. ft. bungalow. “Openness is a feature of the home, although its well proportioned, modern exterior only hint’s at what is inside.
In 1993 a great fire swept through the hills of Laguna Beach. This home originally constructed in 1960 was one of the few not destroyed by the fire. In late 2002 two young professionals purchased the house and commissioned Michael Blakemore Architects to do a ground up renovation and expansion of the residence.
PA new home located in the privated gated enclave of Emerald Bay. The home replaces a small nondescript cottage that ocupied the site since 1940. Situated on a small oceanside lot of 3000 SF, the design solution provides over 5000 SF of living area with six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms.