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 the path” — scoville3
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Front entry & kitchen with pivot door and pocket door to front patio.
“modern patio exit” — yelud
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View from front entry back to front yard with amphitheater-like garden.
“Gravel, concrete juxtaposition” — staceyandbrian
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View to kitchen showing zig zag skylight
“dimension et couleur cuisine” — morgan_munch67
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View to entry, front patio & kitchen.
“Parquet” — pyreli
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View from kitchen to dining room with skylight above.
“Light hardwood” — Laura Roulston
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A view of the kitchen with white marble counters, white lacquer cabinets and a white glass back splash.
“lacquer cabinets” — carolynmcelveen
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A view of the living room with the skylight weaving through the space
“lampo4ki v potolke” — parametrix
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A view from the kitchen through open pocket door.
“roseville” — ninakrey
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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.
“art pottery sculpture display shelves” — lwalmsley
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Master bedroom.
“Poster” — mfoudz
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Master bath with japanese soaking tub
“Floor too ceiling glass?” — irminamstc
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A view of the master bathroom with Japanese soaking tub and shower.
“small tub w shower” — njrb
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View from back deck
“overhang” — suz1957
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A view of the entry courtyard with descending path to the house.
“concrete steps” — yelud
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A quiet rock garden in a secluded part of the site.
“Exterior lighting” — Tara Lich
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