Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design: Blog https://www.conradasturi.com/blog en-us (C) Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design | Carmel Pebble Beach Napa Sonoma (Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) Mon, 10 May 2021 22:39:00 GMT Mon, 10 May 2021 22:39:00 GMT How good design can help protect your home from fires https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2019/5/how-good-design-can-help-protect-your-home-from-fires

The devastation fires in California created has really opened our eyes to reality. That’s why it’s now essential to include fire resistance concepts into any home and landscape whether it’s a new build, remodel, or upgrade. Some forethought and attention to your home can make all the difference as to whether your home will make it through a fire.

Some Quick Tips:

Landscaping

A minimum defensible space of 100 feet around your home is required by California law.

Defensible space is everything where your home’s landscaping is concerned. Monterey’s resource management agency recommends removal of flammable vegetation encircling your home to 30 feet “the green zone” or to the property line and then the next 70 feet maintained to provide a reduced fuel zone “the management zone”

Keep your roof free of leaves and branches as well as trimming and pruning adjacent or overhanging trees.

Trees should be trimmed periodically of any dead branches within 10 feet of the ground, making sure to remove limbs 6 feet from the ground.

Cut plants and grasses beneath tree canopies to prevent fires from spreading to the trees.

Top off shrubs and plants rather than removing all vegetation, they play a valuable role in holding the soil in place and stop erosion. UC division of Agriculture says to think of the 30-foot radius as the lean, clean and green zone, if your property is large then the next 70-foot radius should be a reduced fuel zone.

“During the Atlas fire, we were protected by the defensible space that was integrated into our home's design. We were grateful, everything from the way our home was sited and designed, to the vineyard planted surrounding it kept our home safe and sound”
Ginger Martin | Sonoma

Home Design

Exterior fires (those starting outside of structures) account for approximately 50 percent of all fires in rural and suburban areas.

I have 20 years of experience in the residential design and build industry in California. Our firm designed many homes in Sonoma and all of the homes we designed survived the Atlas, Tubbs and Nunn’s canyon fires in the wine country with very little damage. All were designed with the terrain in mind; materials were chosen for beauty and durability, exterior hardscapes and landscapes were designed for great indoor/outdoor lifestyles but also proved key for protecting the home.

If you are considering building a new home or remodeling, your fire resistance can be integrated into the design from the start. Choice of exterior materials, a fire resistant roof and gutter guards can make a huge difference in the basic fire resistance of your home. Also, if your property is gated as many of the homes in Pebble Beach are make sure there is a clear way for firefighter access, if a fire starts, those few extra minutes can save your home.

 

While there is no way to make a home 100% wildfire proof inside and out you always have the option of making it as fire resistant as possible.

 

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) Fire Landscaping Good Design interiors magazine https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2019/5/how-good-design-can-help-protect-your-home-from-fires Wed, 29 May 2019 00:16:55 GMT
POPPY HILLS MERCEDES MAYBACH UNVEILING AT CONCOURS de ELEGANCE https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2017/12/poppy-hills-mercedes-maybach-unveiling-at-concours-de-elegance Our project at 32 Poppy Lane in Pebble Beach was the location for Mercedes unveiling of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept car, a sensational luxury-class electric cabriolet.

The main living space was transformed into a lounge and bar for a group of 250

Ira of Asturi construction who helped pull the event together

Uli Maybach talking about the rich history and tradition of Mercedes and Maybach

Of course!

Dom Perignon P2 of course!

Conrad Sanchez, Emma Gwyther and Uli Maybach

Amanda of Dynasty Caviar

Custom cocktails

Ryan, Conrad and Jennifer

Conrad with Keith Martin of "What's my Car Worth?" It's Conrad's favorite car show.

Stefan Lamm, head of the Mercedes-Maybach Design Team

Stefan Lamm, head of the Mercedes-Maybach Design Team

Gorden Wagener, Daimler AG's head of design:
“The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 represents the ultimate in contemporary luxury.”

Gorden Wagener, Daimler AG's head of design:
“The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 represents the ultimate in contemporary luxury.”

Vince Scott, Joyce Scampa and Jennifer Sanchez

Vince Scott, Joyce Scampa and Jennifer Sanchez

Amanda Farahany of Dynasty Caviar

 

 

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2017/12/poppy-hills-mercedes-maybach-unveiling-at-concours-de-elegance Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:17:49 GMT
Aston Martin announces Vanquish Zagato Volante at Pebble Beach https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2016/9/aston-martin-announces-vanquish-zagato-volante-at-pebble-beach Aston Martin announces Vanquish Zagato Volante at our Pebble Beach Residence at 1113 Arroyo Drive. The party was incredible, so was the car!

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief designer
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief designer

Conrad Sanchez and Michele Altman
Conrad Sanchez and Michele Altman

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief designer shows off the design details
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief designer shows off the design details

Edan Asturi and Michele Altman
Edan Asturi and Michele Altman

Larry, Kirsten, Ira and Ana!
Larry, Kirsten, Ira and Ana

Conrad and Candy
Conrad and Candy

Candy Spelling and Conrad Sanchez
Candy Spelling and Conrad Sanchez
 

Michael Gish and his son
Michael Gish and his son

Eva and Kirsten
Eva and Kirsten
 

Conrad inspects the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Zagato
Conrad inspects the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Zagato

John Gish, Conrad Sanchez, Ira Asturi, Edan Asturi and Emma Gwyther
John Gish, Conrad Sanchez, Ira Asturi, Edan Asturi and Emma Gwyther

and there was plenty of Roderer Champagne!
and there was plenty of Roderer Champagne!

William Gish, Betsy Gish and Elizabeth Gish
William Gish, Betsy Gish and Elizabeth Gish
 

Michel Altman and Joyce Scampa
Michel Altman and Joyce Scampa
 

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) aston martin vanquish volante zagato conrad asturi pebble beach real estate pebble beach residence https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2016/9/aston-martin-announces-vanquish-zagato-volante-at-pebble-beach Tue, 13 Sep 2016 20:30:00 GMT
Aston Martin on Ocean | Concours d'Elegance 2016 https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2016/9/aston-martin-on-ocean-concours-delegance-2016 We designed and built a great showroom for Aston Martin on Ocean in Carmel for the 2016 Concours d'Elegance! Here are photos from the auto week.

 

 

 

 

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) Aston Martin DB Aston Martin Spectre Conrad Sanchez design https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2016/9/aston-martin-on-ocean-concours-delegance-2016 Sun, 11 Sep 2016 19:51:51 GMT
TBT!!! Behind the scenes at the Krios shoot https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2016/7/tbt-behind-the-scenes-at-the-krios-shoot Here are some of the behind the scenes images from the original Krios shoot

 

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2016/7/tbt-behind-the-scenes-at-the-krios-shoot Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:00:00 GMT
Matthew Olyphant Opening in Carmel https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2016/3/matthew-olyphant-opening-in-carmel

 John Kenney, Doug Stieny, Matthew Olyphant and Conrad Sanchez
Michele Altman and John Kenney

 

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2016/3/matthew-olyphant-opening-in-carmel Mon, 07 Mar 2016 20:39:01 GMT
Krios launch @ the San Francisco Design Center Market https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2016/2/krios-launch-the-san-francisco-design-center-market Summit launched Krios, Conrad Sanchez's line of luxury outdoor furniture on Feb 24th!

Click Here to see all the photos

Krios works well as a sectional sofa or lounge and chair combinations. Crafted from sustainably grown and harvested plantation teak, powder coated steel and outdoor upholstery, it's ideal for your outdoor lifestyle.

Jane Sieberts with Conrad Sanchez

At the hors D'oeuvre table

Nancy Joseph PR | Jane Sieberts Summit's president | Tom Summit showroom manager

Ray Donovan, oops we mean Conrad impersonating Ray Donovan . On the Krios seating group

A toast from Michele Altman and Steve Ravano

Gary Hutton demonstrating a relaxation technique

Nancy, Gary and Nomi Franklin 

Conrad and Darla

Conrad, Michele and Peter Halpern looking at projects

The Conrad | Asturi team

Patrick of Interiors Magazine and Al Pacino, oops again, we mean Conrad

Tom and his friends, Kim, January of Morgan Design

 

Gary Hutton and Jane Sieberts

Edan Asturi of Conrad | Asturi

Krios is beautifully designed and handcrafted, with a California contemporary sense of style 

 

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) Conrad Sanchez design SFDC 2016 Market Summit Furniture contemporary teak outdoor furniture interiors magazine modern teak outdoor furniture https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2016/2/krios-launch-the-san-francisco-design-center-market Sat, 27 Feb 2016 20:18:32 GMT
Interiors Magazine Interviews Conrad Sanchez https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/11/interiors-magazine-interviews-conrad-sanchez Interiors Magazine did a featured video on Conrad Sanchez and his work as part of the magazine shoot of Fred Favero and Ginger Martin's home in Sonoma!

Click here to view the article

 

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) Conrad Sanchez design Contemporary wine country design interiors magazine https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/11/interiors-magazine-interviews-conrad-sanchez Sun, 01 Nov 2015 16:34:07 GMT
Aston Martin 2015 at Concours de Elegance | Pebble Beach https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/9/aston-martin-2015-at-concours-de-elegance-pebble-beach Conrad Asturi Studios had the pleasure of partnering with Aston Martin autos at the 2015 Concours de Elegance in Pebble Beach. Our team designed and built 2 custom showroom environments for Aston Martin and Macintosh sound systems. Our showrooms featured a complete custom design, from walls and lighting to furniture and displays. Highlights of the design included beautiful indoor fire features, natural eucalyptus tables and pedestals, Aston Martin wall displays custom desks, and chairs. The event went on for most of the week with many parties and test drives. Here's a taste of the event:  

007'S new ride

 

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/9/aston-martin-2015-at-concours-de-elegance-pebble-beach Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:48:54 GMT
Pebble Beach Residence featured in Pebble Beach Magazine https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/6/pebble-beach-residence-featured-in-pebble-beach-magazine Click here to read the article

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) Conrad Sanchez design Pebble Beach Real Estate Pebble Beach Residence https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/6/pebble-beach-residence-featured-in-pebble-beach-magazine Sat, 13 Jun 2015 19:11:55 GMT
Conrad and Krios featured in Interiors Magazine https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/6/conrad-and-krios-featured-in-interiors-magazine Click here to read  the story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) Conrad Sanchez design Interiors Magazine Summit teak modern teak outdoor furniture teak furniture https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/6/conrad-and-krios-featured-in-interiors-magazine Sat, 13 Jun 2015 18:43:25 GMT
Krios Outdoor Furniture in the press https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/6/krios-outdoor-furniture-in-the-press  

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) Conrad Sanchez design Summit Furniture Summit teak contemporary teak outdoor furniture modern teak outdoor furniture teak furniture https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/6/krios-outdoor-furniture-in-the-press Tue, 02 Jun 2015 23:10:21 GMT
Summit launch at Pacific Design Center https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/3/summit-launch-at-pacific-design-center Summit Furniture launched KRIOS, a line of contemporary teak outdoor furniture designed by Conrad Sanchez at PDC West Week in Los Angeles.      

 

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(Conrad Asturi Studios | Architecture & Design) Summit teak Conrad Sanchez design Summit Furniture contemporary teak outdoor furniture modern teak outdoor furniture teak furniture https://www.conradasturi.com/blog/2015/3/summit-launch-at-pacific-design-center Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:24:13 GMT