Single Family



Walking the hillside site With David I saw the opportunity of moving the entry to a much better location and being able to use the existing top floor in a much better layout. Adding a stair tower to the west side of the existing home allowed for a better flow throughout the house and added new views, access, and fun for the entire house. The updated spaces tied to the new stair towner, decks, and yards opened up the house directly to the exterior. What fun to reorganize the entire home for one great guy.

 We did need to work very diligently with the city on rules and definitions. In the end we achieve this addition without any hearings or code modification requests. The word EACH has a new meaning now. One must stay on top of plan check determinations and work for our clients interests.

Lennon Residence

Lennon Residence

A 2 story Cape Cod style home was requested from the existing 1 story ranch house. There were tight restriction on the space where we could build. A center 2 story court yard type space down the center of the home is the theme used to pen up and provide flexible used spaces. The second floor is the master suite and office with a rear terrace.

Spiro Mannix

Spiro Mannix

The project is a new custom 3,000 s.f. two story over basement, single-family residence for a very good friend on a steep upslope site accessed from a substandard street in the Hollywood Hills. We were asked to incorporate a soft curved design with accessibility to all floors. The basement floor is the garage and entry with stairs and elevator to the two upper floors. The first and second floors are the home’s habitable spaces. There are balconies off the second and third floors facing the street and canyon views. We are grading into the hill to allow for a drive access to the garage, additional off-street parking, entry stairs, and elevator for the upper floor access. We are providing the 3 covered parking stalls plus an extra 4 off-street, non-required parking.

Champley Residence

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With a small usable building footprint, an existing small home with great views, we developed a design that created an open feeling that capitalizes on the existing foundations, natural views, and lighting. Each space, interior and exterior, was integrated through their functions for full use by the family and future flexibility. The Champley Residence contains two front yards, one large side yard with decks, a Zen rear courtyard, and multiple roof decks. This hillside corner lot residence with existing native trees was constructed by the Owner/Builder with the highest quality of care. This home with all the great spaces and views works for their family providing flexible use for each space as their family expands. This modern design does not invade or foray its context, but rather merges with its traditional hillside setting allowing itself to be noticed without imposing on its surroundings. Residing within the "Small House" concept, this 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath house meets the Champley family program needs while energizing their family guests by its rhythm of circulation paths, volume, light and the custom design of each room and space. This home is designed to achieve platinum LEED Rating.

Dwyer Residence

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This rural hillside major addition to a music producer and designer's home was laid out to preserve important views and meet very specific functions. A new master suite, central family gathering space, laundry, work area, sons bedroom suite, a loft-type yoga room, 4 car tandem garage, and the remodel of existing spaces were orchestrated in relation to the views and circulation flow of the home. Windows of all types allow for light to filter into the home from high and low windows set deep into the thick walls and specifically placed skylights. Ceiling heights change and open to taller spaces. The family gathering area acts as a courtyard off many of the rooms while the new central stairs give access from the garage up into the 2nd story loft space and allows light to filter down to the entry from the garage. Traditional Mediterranean materials and detailing were used to give charm and warmth to all areas of the home. Decks open up off of all the new bedroom suites.


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