Before we had our Designers of the Year Awards, Western Living had the Residential Design Awards. Where Designers of the Year touches on all forms of design—interiors, furniture, industrial, fashion, etc—the RDAs focused specifically on home design. 

And this home was a winner in 2005.

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The home on our cover in 2005, winning one of our top Residential Design Awards.

Designed by two-time Designers of Year winners Battersby Howat for Livingspace owner Ross Bonetti, it's a five-bedroom, five-bathroom home that wraps around an internal courtyard, with that stunner of a pool. It's furnished by Livingspace, of course, so it's kitted out with gorgeous interiors too—to match the signature Battersby Howat modern interiors. And, as is the case for all BH homes, the landscape is fully imagined too: a half-acre of mosses, natural grasses and hardscaping.

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It's now on the market for $4.7 million—a sweet chance to own a cover star, and a piece of West Coast Modern history. In the meantime, have a peek inside this gorgeous place—we love all Battersby Howat designs at this magazine, and this early work of theirs for Bonetti is no exception.

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