Santa Monica Canyon Residence

This residence is nestled into a down-sloping hillside property in little Santa Monica Canyon. A path descends into and impromptu, landscaped amphitheater along a path that bends, providing enhanced perspective views. A long skylight picks up the geometry of the path as it winds through the living space illuminating the livings spaces with indirect light. Although the residence contains open loft like spaces, distinction among the internal areas of kitchen, living and dining is enhanced through the geometry of the meandering skylight, which also visually connects the front and back door of the house. The high ceiling is shaped as the skylight moves through the house providing visual connections linking the two new courtyards created by the residence.

For landscape design, see:
http://www.houzz.com/projects/84799/Santa-Monica-Canyon

Photo Credit: Tim Street Porter
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Front entry showing arrival along custom window box.
“like this shape too!” — Iron Horse Kitchen Studio
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Front entry & kitchen with pivot door and pocket door to front patio.
“piso” — rubenramirez
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View from front entry back to front yard with amphitheater-like garden.
“Rail” — ibuildbeers
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View to kitchen showing zig zag skylight
“High ceiling...” — barnkris
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View to entry, front patio & kitchen.
“Skylight ceiling insets” — ARYZE Development and Construction, Victoria BC
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View from kitchen to dining room with skylight above.
“Light” — oldnavy77
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A view of the kitchen with white marble counters, white lacquer cabinets and a white glass back splash.
“Chair” — yanmingz
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A view of the living room with the skylight weaving through the space
“u shaped couch” — joeblow5
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A view from the kitchen through open pocket door.
“pocket door!” — janehkreed
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A view from the kitchen with chandelier and rock garden entry courtyard beyond.
“Shelves with pottery” — cyndilin
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A view of floating shelves for pottery collection.
“Leather vases on glass shelves in front of mirrored wall (left of TV).” — clearlakehome
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Master bedroom.
“Poster” — mfoudz
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Master bath with japanese soaking tub
“All” — fluxy
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A view of the master bathroom with Japanese soaking tub and shower.
“Good use of natural light” — Quynh Curtis
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View from back deck
“Pocket retractable wall” — Alyssa Bair
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A view of the entry courtyard with descending path to the house.
“multiple height spaces” — y2how2
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A quiet rock garden in a secluded part of the site.
“Exterior lighting” — Tara Lich
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