Built in 1960 by famed architecture firm Buff & Hensman, the Ajioka House is a two-story post-and-beam residence sited on almost an acre of lush landscaping in Nichols Canyon, Los Angeles. The sprawling 4,200-square-foot property was once the home of Jerry Bruckheimer, and it currently belongs to designer and entrepreneur Derek Mattison, who commissioned Commune to conduct a major renovation that won a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2015.
The massive project sought to undo decades of remodels. Over the course of two years, "the interior walls were removed, windows and skylights were returned to their original locations, [and] doors were made taller." Commune even rebuilt a pool house that dated back to the 1980s.
Get carefully curated content filled with inspiring homes from around the world, innovative new products, and the best in modern design
Shop the Look
The walls are paneled inside and out with planks of reclaimed oak—a design choice inspired by the interior of the popular restaurant Gjelina, located in nearby Venice. The sprawling three-bedroom, three-bath property is designed to facilitate indoor/outdoor California living, and it's perfectly suited for entertaining. Scroll ahead for a peek inside.
2563 Nichols Canyon is currently listed for $6,995,000 by Carl Gambino of Westside Estate Agency.
Know of a home for sale or rent that should be featured on Dwell.com? Find out how to submit to Dwell.