This family house in the hills overlooking
Los Angeles takes the form of two
distinct horizontal volumes, stacked one above the other. Where the lower volume
is visually anchored in the landscape,
the cantilevered upper storey appears to float. This impression is reinforced by the
different material treatments of each,
which contrasts the solidity of limestone with the lighter rhythms of vertical timber panels. The house’s structural
configuration increases space on the
upper level and gives the ground floor an open character in terms both of its layout and of the relationship between interior and exterior areas.

Project Team
Chris Masson, Vishwa Kaushal

Gilbert McCarragher