Melding time-honored classic elements with today’s clean lines, forms, material and functions, Transitional Design creates a bridge between Traditional and Contemporary architecture. Using this evolving design aesthetic as a guide, Bassenian/Lagoni Architects of Newport Beach, California, has created a fresh new body of work that represents innovative thinking in homes and community buildings. Within these pages the reader will discover a continuum of Transitional Design in residential architecture, including such examples as: – Classic Spanish arches punctuated with horizontal-line steel doors, railings and louvers. – Shallow-pitched Prairie-style hip roofs combined with contemporary curvilinear forms and cascading stone walls. – A two-story farmhouse outfitted with metal awnings, solar panels and mesh-wire accents. – Stucco-clad contemporary forms updated with metal, stone and wood. – Three-story urban massing refreshed with well-placed windows, decks and color. In all of these projects, and many others, diverse elements are combined in perfect proportion to create functionality, comfort and harmony. Whether the structure is mostly Traditional in nature, but brought forward with modern elements and materials, or highly Contemporary in line and form, the designers at Bassenian/Lagoni have used their unique interpretation of Traditional Style to bring a new focus on residential architecture. The result is an outstanding collection of projects that are exciting, forward-thinking and beautiful.