Santa Monica, CA’s Minarc design firm was founded by Icelanders Erla Dögg and Tryggvi in 1999. Over the past two decades, the duo have established themselves as leading lights in holistic, environmentally aware design. Their residential and commercial projects employ a creative minimalism that is stunning, livable, and a unique hybrid of the design environments of their native land and their chosen home.

They recently used Infratech heaters in the Drexel home, a playfully minimalist, decidedly Southern California design. We spoke with Minarc to learn more about their creative process, how nature informs their work, and why they choose our heaters for their spectacular spaces.


Living basketball legend LeBron James recently purchased a stunning $23 billion spec mansion in the tony Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Designed by architect Ken Ungar with interior design by Tiffany Harris, the home features sweeping city-to-ocean views, immaculate landscaping, and a balmy climate. In short, James’ new property is ideal for outdoor living.

Located in Woodside, CA on a large hidden lot at the end of the road, Meadow Creak Residence stops at a creek and densely wooded hillside. The site has a rural feel as the property stretches from north to south, allowing the main spaces to embrace its views. This 9,800 square foot home is designed by Arcanum Architecture, Inc., a San Francisco based design firm with a portfolio of modern styled homes. We spoke with Arcanum’s architects about the details of Meadow Creek Residence and what they were looking to achieve with this design.