GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS: Hollywood Hills ResidenceModern Living Room, Los Angeles
The library is a room within a room -- an effect that is enhanced by a material inversion; the living room has ebony, fired oak floors and a white ceiling, while the stepped up library has a white epoxy resin floor with an ebony oak ceiling.
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A 300-square-foot addition to this home was a large part of the renovation, which included a stairway relocated to the second floor. Architect Margaret Griffin made the most of a backyard view. She described the space to Lawrence Karol as being “part of the main house but distinct within the main area — basically a room within a room.” The dark ceiling and stepped-up white floor delineate the space in the wide-open plan.
This home has a wide-open floor plan, but the modern library space is demarcated by a change in elevation and rich dark wood. Using shelves that go only halfway up the walls as well as glossy ivory flooring keeps things light.See the rest of this home
The library (and a guest room on the second floor) is part of a 300-square-foot addition to the floor plan. Its back wall abuts a fairly steep cliff, and "we wanted the library to step into the hill a bit," says Griffin. "It's part of the main house but distinct within the main area — basically a room within a room." To further distinguish the two spaces, the living room has dark wood flooring and a white ceiling, while the library has the exact opposite: a white floor and a dark-stained microlined oak ceiling.