After two decades of planning and designing homes for some of the world’s most discerning clients, Windsor Smith understands extravagant interiors. With The New Homefront, she brings her trademark lifestyle approach to a new kind of architectural template for the modern global family.
In this ever-changing world, integrating the elements of a home to the larger themes connecting us with our families, friends and larger community, is more important than ever. The New Homefront re-invents the design process and ushers in a new way of considered luxury living.
Windsor’s first foray highlighting this core philosophy was The House of Windsor – a project presented with Veranda Magazine to much acclaim. The classic equestrian estate was the definition of approachable luxury living and was ultimately purchased by Gwyneth Paltrow as she relocated her young family from London to Los Angeles.
Published by design-forward house Rizzoli, Windsor has also captured her signature design approach with Windsor Smith Homefront: Design for Modern Living. The title shared Windsor’s vision with a greater audience for this new paradigm of dispelling norms and defining a fresh way to define our homes and how they can support a modern lifestyle. A follow-up comprehensive book is currently in the works.
Her latest project is the next evolution for The New Homefront. Nestled in a coveted enclave of Los Angeles, is a 12,000-square-foot estate that returns two lost luxuries back to contemporary families: time and togetherness. Designed to be as easy to live in as it is to maintain, this gracious, but contemporary home uses Windsor’s celebrated break-the-rules space planning and smart, easy technology.
Staffing is set in small, cozy spacing and security is unobtrusive. The entire home ecosystem has been designed with every conceivable luxury, but the presentation is modest and elegant. The exteriors boast garden sanctuaries and expansive rooftop views – from mountains to oceans – connecting all that Los Angeles has to offer.
Stylistically the home explores a new 21st Century Neoclassical vernacular. Using classic materials in unexpected, contemporary applications, the result is as cutting-edge as it is familiar. Throughout the home, Windsor explores new solutions for modern living. Each space is a mindful collaboration of her designs and the unique, innovative products, systems, finishes, and accents that come together to create this modern masterpiece.
We look forward to unveiling this and future projects that celebrate The New Homefront philosophy.