Above: A dramatic view of the arrival sequence up a curving board-formed concrete wall to the home’s front door. A cantilevered living and dining pavilion perches above the oval motor court.
At Left: A minimalist material palette of glass, white plaster, wood, and steel (uniquely finished in automotive paint) frames the panoramic view from the cantilevered living and dining room.
Above: Sliding glass doors allow the lounge and kitchen to open completely on either side. Beyond the fence in the distance is a stunning view of the entire Los Angeles Basin.
At Left: Sliding louvered panels on the upper level provide sun control and privacy for the master suite and other bedrooms.
At Right: A skylight beautifully illuminates the second of two staircases. The three-story stairway frame is constructed from bent steel with bleached oak (?) wood treads.
At Left: A stunning serpentine green wall runs along the driveway down into the motor court. The living art installation is planted with a dozen different varieties of succulents.
At Right: A plaster-clad spiral staircase in the entry is a sculptural counterpoint to the bold, linear geometry of the home.
At Left: The lower level garden features a pool, spa and a seating area with fire pit. The theme of anchoring and bridging is evident in the outdoor spaces as well, terracing into the landscape.
At Right: Bleached oakcabinetry clads the entertainment wall in the lounge under a ceiling made of bleached black locustsiding.
Below: The fire pit seating area and spa overlook the city lights below.
At Right: A model of the Balance Hill Residence shows how the home is nestled into the hillside property; the natural contours of the land very much influenced the siting of the building.
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