Glenhaven Residence

Los Angeles, California
Location
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • This project page was created by community member Abramson Teiger Architects

    With a gallery-worthy view of the Santa Monica Bay, this Pacific Palisades home was designed to showcase the majesty of the outside world. Bright white interior spaces are punctuated with dark exterior materials to mimic a framed work of art. The owners are empty-nesters who were ready for a downsized home that defined the more mature pace of their current lifestyle. No longer in need of massive spaces and countless rooms, the couple bought a classic and relatively small ranch-style house with a glamorous view of Los Angeles. The existing structure was stripped down to the studs so it could be rebuilt with crisp lines and modern figurations.

    Exterior materials were selected for their desired low maintenance; Trespa, Swiss Pearl, and metal siding wrap the facade and create a refined, simple, modern look.

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    From the front entrance to the back patio, the structure acts as a portal that establishes views of the striking scenery from every room.

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    The back of the home opens up both visually and physically to create an indoor/outdoor environment.

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    Interior space and material extend onto the patio under a cantilevered overhang that shelters an outdoor living area.

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    An open and fluid layout makes the smaller space feel substantial, finished with minimal and cool-toned neutrals.

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    Purple mosaic tile adds a pop of color the the minimal kitchen.

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    The color palette and grey wood finishes are carried throughout the home for a clean consistency.

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    Intimate spaces, such as the master bathroom, are invited to enjoy the view with an extra-large window that overlooks the patio. Clever details make this functional; the glass becomes opaque when the bathroom lights are on to ensure privacy.

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    An accent wall with marble mosaic tile adds texture to the sleek bathroom.

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    Pocket doors in the bedroom completely open up onto the patio for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

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    Dark metal siding creates subtle stripes with varying widths for architectural interest.

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    On the patio, an infinity pool overlooks the Pacific Ocean below. A low profile fire pit is paired with shorter succulents to maintain a direct view.

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    Abramson Teiger Architects is a design firm based in Los Angeles, California. Our multi-faceted practice, initially focusing on single-family residences, now encompasses ecclesiastical commissions, educational facilities and varied commercial buildings. Our designs are inspired by an earnest desire to elevate the human soul, to facilitate connection, and to improve the lives of the people they serve. Our goal is to find the perfect balance in every physical space by merging boldly calculated yet deliberately spontaneous thinking to create experiential harmony. We’ve preserved constant design themes that reflect our Southern California roots while remaining inventive and progressive. Clean lines and striking forms are infused with layers of light and texture to maintain natural dimension and endless possibility. Through weaving the subtle and the sensational, we create spaces that are as unforgettable as they are functional.
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