MANDEVILLE CANYON RESIDENCE
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
PRESS: Los Angeles Times Online, MARU Magazine, Coastal Living, HGTV's Top 10, Southbay Magazine, Sophisticated Snoop Home Tour, Westside Magazine, Villa in Nature, Ville e Case, Tao Magazine, California Homes, Custom Builder, Contemporist
AWARDS: Dream Home Awards
This custom residence is inspired as much by its unique setting as the client’s lifestyle. Due to the irregular shape of the site, which includes a small grove of eucalyptus and pine trees, only one of the 3.5 acres is buildable land. To maximize the views, the house was split into two wings – north and south – which turn away from the motor court to face an expansive lawn and the surrounding canyon views.
Breaking the structure into smaller parts also reduces massing and establishes a physical connection with the outdoors; access is available from almost any room. At the heart of the home is a great fireplace that begins in the living room then penetrates the exterior wall to become a wedge-shaped landscape feature, and finally the pool wall.