If we were the woman in the next image we would be gazing at the beautiful green lawn outside thanking our lucky stars for the expansive windows that allow for such a wonderful view. And planning a little picnic in the slatted structure outside which is called Pergola. This shade building can rest beside a home or it can be a welcome addition to the garden. Optional features (such as a glass roof) allow you to customize the item to best suit your needs.
As noted on the Brooks + Scarpa website this home seamlessly blends with the hillside merging the natural and the artificial in the most intriguing of ways. Luis Vasquez is the project’s engineer and he worked his magic with the architects to create a property that has won the AIA Los Angeles NextLA Award as well as the honor of being exhibited at the National Building Museum’s “Liquid Stone Exhibit” in Washington D.C.
The structure of the home mimics the letter ‘H’ in its form with the living dining and lounge spaces forming the central hub while the personal quarters and the bedrooms are confined to the flanks on both sides. The interiors are both spacious and well ventilated with extravagant use of glass being an apparent feature all around. The passages to the wings are compressed between gently moving water courses inspired by the canals of Suzhou and Venice.
Wood is the prime material for everything in the house. It looks old (salvaged) but extremely chic at the same time. In the large living room everything is cozy relaxed and sprinkled with some French touches. In the kitchen although small everything is well organized and has its place. Plenty of natural light fills the dining area adding character to the whole setup.
The dwelling’s bathroom continues the wood and tile motif adding decadent elements such as his-and-hers sinks. Even though it’s in the middle of a silo this powder room features signature hotel room flourishes such as an abundance of plush washcloths and towels:
One of the striking features of the home is its extensive use of glass for the top level that gives those inside gorgeous views of snowy slopes in winter and lush green canopy in the summer months. With no beams or dividing walls being employed the vacation home has a ‘barn like’ atmosphere that is uncluttered and uncomplicated. The top floor sports the living and dining spaces that are all connected visually on one level while the bottom level of the home offers ample privacy.
Nestled in a hilly terrain and surrounded by a lush green canopy the home sports tasteful and sophisticated interiors which are as appealing as the view outside. A beautiful metallic staircase connects the outdoors directly with the lavish terrace space that promises unabated views of both the woods and the city skyscrapers in the distance.