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Deronda Residence in Los Angeles by Space International


Los Angeles-based architectural practice, Pace International, has designed the Deronda project. The luxury home is located in Los Angeles, California, US.

This custom-built property lies near the apex of Beachwood Canyon, in the Hollywood Hills just under the shadow of the Hollywood sign.


According to the architects: “Utilising the existing footprint of a previous home, this new residence is comprised of two main rectangular volumes which are shifted off-axis from each another to accentuate the difference in programme which lies within. The more public ‘living’ areas of the house are situated on the ridge of the site, so as to take advantage of flanking outdoor spaces which are designed as extensions of the living dining, and kitchen areas. Large expanses of sliding glass panels connect these spaces to the adjacent terraces and views beyond, inverting the interiority into an open, covered outdoor room.

“The more private sleeping and bathing areas are situated in an enclosed cantilevered bar, which hovers over the hillside and is nestled amidst the tall pine trees located at the perimeter of the contemporary property. A white plaster shell demarcates the spatial hierarchy of the house, operating as a supporting floor plate for the private volume, then folding upward to serve as clerestory roof plane over the more public spaces. This undulating skin enhances and mitigates the varying degrees of enclosure and exposure to the picturesque surroundings and skyline views which encircle the property.”

Images courtesy of Steve King Photography

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September 18, 2014 | Property | View comments

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