A large addition and complete renovation of a Mandeville Canyon ranch house connects modern to contemporary architecture. The architecture is modern and sympathetic to the materials and context of its site and ranch-house style.
The large pocket doors of Mandeville Canyon House open up the corner of the living room to the concrete terrace and lawn beyond. This house, designed by Dutton Architects, is perfect for informal living and taking advantage of the southern California climate.
A custom wood threshold frames the new entry, with a front hall containing a historic George Nakashima table, and walls filled with prints from the owners’ private collection.
Dutton Architects attempted to create a space that is both simple and well-lit for the display of art, but warm and inviting as a home in the canyons.
A new wood window wall frames the back yard view. Light from a skylight washes the rear wall.
The new bathroom with a horizontal ribbon of mirror, underlit. A marble wainscot unifies that wall and its elements.