Nagle Residence

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architectural Design / Residential
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Erla Ingjaldsdottir / Tryggvi Thorsteinsson
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Const. Company
    ERLA Construction
  • Project Date

Nagle residence is gracefully situated in sunny Studio City, Los Angeles. The design team has created a beautiful sanctuary within the home through personalized art pieces, artful indoor plants, and Buddhist shrines. The residence offers a soft balance of space and function with large windows for cross ventilation and strategic lighting. The designers firmly believe in the power of natural light and a living interior in lifting one’s spirit and the Nagle residence is no exception.
The beautifully simplistic facade offers an inviting entrance through an artistic gate made with a balance of cement and dark wood. Welcomed by a cozy front patio with sustainable plants and landscape design, you enter through the expansive front door. The kitchen is spacious and clean with a theme of white and light wood, contrasting the dining area filled with a vast variety of personal works of art.
The powder room includes one of two personalized artworks by the designer, inspired by the similarities of Icelandic and Hawaiian nature. Ascending the artful staircase, is a light around an intentionally placed lava rock, leading to the bright master bedroom.

Icelandic by birth and proud Angelenos by choice, Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir, Assoc. AIA and IIDA, and her long-time partner, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Assoc. AIA, established award-winning Los Angeles-based design firm, Minarc, in 1999. From small-scale renovations to new construction in residential, commercial, and public settings, the couple’s work spans a diverse range of design focuses. Throughout this diversity, each project shares an emphasis on the blurring of distinction between interior and exterior spaces through the creative utilization of natural light, traditionally interior features