Designer of Dreams: Architect Brion Jeannette Reflects On Nearly A Half-Century Of Design—And How 2020 Has Shifted His Concept Of Home. PINNING DOWN THE LOOK of a Brion Jeannette home is tricky. The decorated architect’s eponymous firm is known for its thematic, palatial, envelope-pushing estates, including iconic jaw-droppers like the Rock House in Laguna Beach—ingeniously fitted into a hollowed-out boulder—and the curvy cliffside Portabello Estate in Corona del Mar. His designs vary as widely and wildly as his clients can dream. And California, after all, is where people come to dream big.