Mandeville Canyon Residence

The site for this project is located on a cul-de-sac that creates a tapered lot and a small curved front yard lot line, while the rear yard of the site opens to the canyon and city views. Two distinct conditions emerge from the design; from the rear yard the house is seen as a series of horizontal volumes that merge with the terrain of the landscape, while the presence at the entrance of the house is distinctly more urban and vertical. This dichotomy between the front and back areas of the property is emphasized by the articulation of two vertical walls that fold into roof surfaces to create a backdrop that anchors the horizontal qualities of the terrain.

The two shell-like walls shift in plan to differentiate a formal entry and construct the views of the canyon beyond. This volumetric fissure creates a two-story entry which contains the stair to the second floor bedrooms. From the stair hall, a large opening at the ground level leads to the living area and reveals the expansive vista over-looking the city beyond. The open living, dining, and kitchen areas are surrounded by moveable glass doors that telescope open to the elongated porch. The exterior deck and landscape merge with the topography, creating a lap pool along the site ledge and a stair down to the landscape below. The shift in the volumes of the first and second floor creates coverage for the perimeter deck, providing the sense of enclosure in the exterior space that connects to the terrain of the site. The second floor is bisected by an open court that separates the master bedroom from the children’s bedrooms while joining a second floor deck that wraps both volumes. Cantilevering at the corner of the house, the master bedroom views are maximized both up the canyon and towards the city vista.


Photo Credit: Tim Street Porter
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View over the pool to the backyard, outdoor living room and porch above.
“So pretty. A little too straight and boxy, but beautiful.” — wchung1
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The living room is connected to the outdoors by telescoping doors that fold into deep pockets.
“Boden” — Elvia A.
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The open kitchen has a stainless steel counter and ebony cabinets.
“blue of backspash?” — jaytsougrianis
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The kitchen is highlighted by a blue glass back splash.
“Glass backsplash” — Tino Pezzotti
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Large telescoping doors disappear to connect the living room to the terrain beyond creating an open corner.
“like how it totally opens up, hopefully the nana walls system give us this” — andreastewart
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An outdoor living room is created by the overhang of the floor above.
“Smooth stucco; color palette” — stevenglaser
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The cantilevered stair in the entryway rises to the top of the wine room and return to a balcony above.
“Stairs” — Lori White
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The stair in the entryway reveals the views beyond at the landing.
“Wire staircase” — yaustin
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The bedroom views are enhanced by large glazed elements and a disappearing corner.
“Ventana cuarto” — yolyta
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Contrasting materials in the master bathroom with a view from the shower.
“Lækker badeværelse” — Tania Straarup
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Contrasting materials in the master bathroom with a sculptural relationship between the tub and the shower.
“Another view. Really like this bathroom. Like the height. Like the look of the cabinets. Nice.” — wchung1
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An outdoor room at the upper-level provides a view from the top of the stair and an outdoor shower.
“Beautiful” — guillermo981
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An outdoor dining room is formed by the overhang of the deck above.
“Casa Pradera” — mximedc
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The pool reflects the volumes of the house, and relates them to the surrounding terrain.
“i like the look of the upstairs rooms (guest bedrooms)” — amyvegas1
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A view of the horizontal volumes of the house that connect to the terrain beyond.
“House to concrete to grass to swimming pool, might be an option.” — philteixeira
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The front entry is cantilevered to create a portico-like arrival.
“Entrance” — lynnang
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