Built in the elaborate style of the Italian Renaissance, the Breakers is no doubt an unlikely inspiration for the modern, efficient structures that define Dan Brunn Architecture. Nonetheless, it was a visit to the Vanderbilt family’s summer retreat in Newport, Rhode Island, that planted the seed for Bridge House, a new collaboration between Dan Brunn Architecture and Dwell that is now underway in Los Angeles. When completed, the innovative residence will stretch 200 feet across the grounds, straddling a brook in an architectural maneuver that gives the project its name.
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