Lima Residence

Calabasas, California
Location
  • Calabasas, California
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2008
  • Square Feet
  • 4500
  • This project page was created by community member Abramson Teiger Architects

    The central focus of the design on this Calabasas home was to accentuate the outstanding views of the canyon beyond. In contrast to the rolling green hills, the home is structured with clean lines and hard angles. Its geometric configuration is composed of a series of connected folding roof and wall planes. At points, the folded walls lift up to reveal poured concrete walls that enclose much of the first floor spaces. Wood paneling and orange stucco are layered amongst glass windows and doors to add warmth to the exterior palette.

    The compound consists of the main house building and the garage and guest room building, which are separated by a courtyard.

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    A mix of exterior materials mimic the earthy colors of the canyon.

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    When first envisioning the home, the ATA design team was inspired by the homeowner’s profession - a commercial photographer. For this reason, they designed an architectural car port that frames the view of the mountains, an ideal setting for a car advertisement. Since its completion, the home has hosted commercial photo shoots for Lexus, Saab, Toyota and Chevy. It was also used as the set for the second season of Jonas Brother’s LA as well as in Katy Perry’s music video for her hit single “The One That Got Away”.

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    The open plan features living spaces with a high ceiling and clerestory windows that allow soft filtered light to enter every room.

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    Sliding glass pocket doors fully open to unify these exterior and interior spaces, thus expanding the living spaces to incorporate the outdoors.

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    Concrete walls add an industrial touch to the polished home.

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    The open concept living room overlooks the pool outside and the mountains on the horizon. Interior walls never fully meet the ceiling, to keep a loft-like open floor plan.

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    A stunning bathroom opens onto a patio for striking canyon views.

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    A narrow pool is nestled into the back yard next to an outdoor living area.

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    Abramson Teiger Architects
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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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