This house pays homage to while re-interpreting early southern California modernist residential architecture. The interplay of solid wall and large glazed openings create an intimate connection with the outdoor gardens and natural canyon surroundings.
The house sites between 2 hills to create an entry motor court and large rear yard. A U-shaped plan focuses on and preserves an extraordinary sycamore tree at the front and a coral tree at the rear. Glass walls of each wing afford views across the Asian inspired entry garden from Dining Room to Library. A concrete entry wall is split by double height glass out of which projects a copper canopy. Entrance to the house is under this canopy and through the flanking stairs to a grand Living Space featuring a 20-foot high glass wall opens that opens to the rear lawn and pool beyond. Bedrooms fill the second floor wings. Movement between the two wings offers dramatic views into the Living room and rear lawn.
1997 American Institute Architects National Honor Design Award
1995 State of CA American Institute Architects Merit Design Award
1997 1995 Sunset Magazine Western Home Award
1992 Los Angeles American Institute Architects Merit Design Award