A minimal materials palette of floor-to-ceiling glass, white plaster on the ceiling, and steel columns finished in automotive paint enhances the panoramic view from the cantilevered living room.

On a dramatic hillside terrace high above the LA basin, the architecture at Balance Hill reaches out to claim the striking views. While the more private functions are anchored within the stone base, moving from west to east, the public spaces of this home become progressively lighter and glassier. A dramatic living and dining pavilion perched above the gardens celebrates the view, the climate and the landscape.

The striking cantilevered dining room pays homage to Pierre Koenig’s famous Stahl House.

A system of operable wood shutters facilitates sun and privacy control.

The sky lit stair is a dramatic interior focal point.

A long serpentine green wall frames the driveway to the motor court.

A plaster wrapped spiral stair is a sculptural counterpoint to the bold, linear geometry of the home.

The main-level garden terrace floats over the spa and fire pit areas as it reaches for the city lights below.

The clean lines of the furnishings and elegant materials enhance the contemporary spirit of the home.

Maple cabinetry clads the entertainment wall in the lounge under a ceiling of exterior maple siding.

The house is tucked into the hillside highlighting the natural contours of the land.

Project Details

Project

Balance Hill

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Status

Complete

KAA Services

Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Robert Truskowski

Interior Design

Antonia Hutt & Associates

Lighting Design

KGM Architectural Lighting

Contractor

Richard Holz, Inc

Photography

Manolo Langis

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