When the team behind Lombardi House approached us at Project M Plus, we saw a diamond in the rough. An estate of this stature and history needed some serious design love to transform it to a functional urban oasis for modern life.
Between a trip to the flower market and hiring the right photographer, we thoughtfully styled each of the guest apartments. With his keen eye, photographer Zeke Ruelas captured the Lombardi House revived beauty.
The Victorian-style farmhouse had amazing bones and gardens, but needed some TLC. Out back, we found dilapidated original stables and immediately envisioned them as a renovated event space. So, we introduced them to our architect, McShane Murnane, who drew up some sketches for the design of what has become Lombardi’s new barn.
A study in collaboration and partnership, this project went far beyond the usual client-Project M Plus relationship. From architecture and branding to art direction, website, and marketing, the professional became personal as we invested our time, creativity, and care to make sure Lombardi House opened its doors looking her best. We even booked resident models Lake and Emerson Murnane for the photo shoot!
We presented several branding concepts to create a classic, yet modern branding system.
Drawing on the property’s architectural design elements, the identity celebrates the house’s quatrefoil framework.
At Project M Plus, we love to play match maker! So when Lombardi House was ready to have its coming out party, we paired our client Lombardi House with our friends at Bash Please to plan a charming summer party fit for this gorgeous Hollywood estate.
Lombardi House came back onto the Hollywood scene with a stylish splash, earning some well-earned attention from the likes of the and Amber Lewis’ much followed design blog to New York Times and T Magazine!