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.
“Fire pit and stepping stones” — projectscientia
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Front entry & kitchen with pivot door and pocket door to front patio.
“Cozinha sala?” — vavi1234
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View from front entry back to front yard with amphitheater-like garden.
“terraced lawn” — christopherrabbit
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View to kitchen showing zig zag skylight
“lighting” — Liz Teodorini
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View to entry, front patio & kitchen.
“Skylights contemporary” — ebrien
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View from kitchen to dining room with skylight above.
“Chairs” — amuscanga
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A view of the kitchen with white marble counters, white lacquer cabinets and a white glass back splash.
“Horizontal bars on the roof, could put pictures or designs on them” — ineedideasfool
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A view of the living room with the skylight weaving through the space
“トップライト” — yumisao
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A view from the kitchen through open pocket door.
“Can we do this?” — cwumom
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A view from the kitchen with chandelier and rock garden entry courtyard beyond.
“estantes en la pared” — Eugenia Drapata
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A view of floating shelves for pottery collection.
“vertical dosplay to make ceiling higher” — muddergoose muddergoose
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Master bedroom.
“Poster” — mfoudz
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Master bath with japanese soaking tub
“Bad” — Gehart
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A view of the master bathroom with Japanese soaking tub and shower.
“Mur-bianca dolomite marble” — nchevalier
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View from back deck
“I like the connection between interior and exterior.” — Santiago Montoya Palacio
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A view of the entry courtyard with descending path to the house.
“stepping blocks scale” — mclane
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A quiet rock garden in a secluded part of the site.
“Exterior lighting” — Tara Lich
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