Perched on the southern flank of the Santa Monica Mountains, Tower Grove rises high above Los Angeles. The composition of “village-like” structures enhances the extensive vistas to the city below and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The home fully integrates the architecture, the interiors, and the landscape design with the client’s passion for sustainability. The home extensively employs FSC-certified wood, photovoltaic and solar water-heating systems, a gray water recycling system, low-energy glazing systems, recycled materials and native planting.
A modern-organic palette of materials was chosen for this eco-conscious home: stone walls, mahogany siding and details, and boardformed concrete walls. A majestic California oak tree is the centerpiece of the motor court.
An inviting seating area around a circular fire pit provides expansive city views. The green roof of this eco-conscious home uses indigenous grasses and plants as a foreground to the urban vista beyond.
Kitchen, dining, and living spaces join as one and unfold onto the adjacent covered outdoor terrace. The two-story living room stone fireplace anchors the interior.
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