Turning Missed Opportunities into Profitable Solutions


A specialist in the lifestyle architecture and design industry, Kimberly Norton of KNStyle describes herself as the go-to pro for private clients and Fortune-500 companies aspiring to create a luxury experience in their space.Chillon_2955_xf

Norton’s new service, HouseCalls, brings affordable solutions to homeowners, real estate agents and other industry professionals aiming to up the value and appeal of their properties.

Known for her ability to interpret a client’s specific vision, Norton honed her talent as a lifestyle designer in her role as an experience architect for The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club. By reinventing the luxury resort, Kimberly developed a knack for heightening its experience through space, privacy, location, style and fresh design elements. She has since revamped over 20 homes.

“Instead of investing time and energy into staging and marketing a home, we transform the actual design and architecture,” Norton said in a statement. “I’ll have that ‘aha moment’ during an onsite evaluation of a property and see the opportunity to add a window that will provide a direct view of Catalina Island, or I’ll recognize that converting a room into an indoor-outdoor or live-work space will significantly boost its value and functionality.”

One of Norton’s most recent projects includes 2955 Chillon Way, a Top of the World home listed and sold shortly afterwards by Marcus Skenderian of Surterre Properties.

The single-level residence had a decent floor plan, but inferior building standards and materials, according to Norton. Her solution was to simplify the space. Now, the property boasts her trademark blend of indoor and outdoor living, with a courtyard that connects two wings of private spaces to the home’s entryway, and an ocean view deck that flows directly off the great room via 24 feet of stack-back doors.

The design achieved her client’s vision, but also led to the swift and successful sale of the home, thanks to her collaboration with Skenderian. “I’m not afraid to spend the time and the money to make sure it’s just right,” she said.

Norton can be reached at 949.464.9292 or visit www.KNStyle.co.