Modern Pool House by Klopf Architecture

Location: Los Gatos, California, USA Year completed: 2012 Architects: Klopf Architecture Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Geoff Campen, and Angela Todorova Landscape Architect: Andrea Sessa Contractor: Flegels Construction Photography: © Mariko Reed The transformation once an overgrown yard and open pool deck now a habitable destination space for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. In a […]

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Los Altos Residence by Klopf Architecture

Location: Los Altos, California, USA Year completed: 2017 Architects: Klopf Architecture Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, Geoff Campen, Chuang-Ming Liu, and Ethan Taylor Landscape Architect: Outer space Landscape Architects Structural Engineer: ZFA Structural Engineers Staging: Da Lusso Design Photography: © Mariko Reed Klopf Architecture and Outer space Landscape Architects designed a new warm, modern, open, […]

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Skyhaus by Aidlin Darling Design

Location: San Francisco, California, USA Size: 4,250 sq. feet Year: 2014 Awards 2016 AIA San Francisco Design Awards Architects: Aidlin Darling Design Team: David Darling , Principal-in-Charge Joshua Aidlin, Principal Melinda Turner, Project Manager/Designer Consultants: Gemmill Design, Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders Photography: © Matthew Millman Channeling the spirit of the home’s original designer, the late Joseph Esherick, daylight and landscape were the […]

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Revello Residence by Shubin Donaldson Architects

Location: Pacific Palisades, California, USA Size: 5,500 sf Year: 2013 Architects: Shubin Donaldson Partners In Charge: Russell Shubin, AIA, LEED AP Robin Donaldson, AIA Contractor: The Quillin Group Photography: © John Ellis An existing nondescript 1980’s hillside home on a spectacular site was transformed with critical concern for the preservation and optimization of panoramic ocean views. […]

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HIDE OUT | Dan Brunn Architecture

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA Size: 3600.0 ft2 Year: 2016 Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture Design Principal: Dan Brunn, AIA Structural Engineer: Salas Design Company Landscape Architect: Kaisei-en Interior Designer: Dan Brunn Architecture Contractor: Realco Creations Photography: © Brandon Shigeta All images courtesy of Dan Brunn Architecture   Dan Brunn Architecture Dan Brunn, AIA, founded his Los Angeles-based firm, Dan Brunn Architecture, […]

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Rios Clementi Hale Studios | Venice Residence

Location: Venice, California, USA Size: 4,000 sq. feet Year: 2018 Awards 2018 AIA|LA Residential Architecture Award Architects: Rios Clementi Hale Studios Photography: © Undine Pröhl Our client’s “dream house” is designed specifically for the Venice lifestyle. These indoor-outdoor spaces take advantage of every inch of an extremely narrow lot.  Every room opens onto the outdoors, making […]

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Waverley by Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

Location: Palo Alto, California, USA Size: 5,000 sf Year: 2018 Awards 2018 AIA California Council Residential Award of Honor AIA Silicon Valley Design Award of Merit AIA|LA Residential Architecture Award of Honor Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award Rethinking the Future: Global Architecture & Design Award Architects: Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects COLLABORATORS: Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders  […]

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Belzberg Architects | Bridge Residence

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA Year: 2018 Awards 2018 AIA LA Residential Awards Architects: Belzberg Architects Photography: © Bruce Damonte The new Bridge Residence turned the challenge of a sloping site into an opportunity to evoke quiet seclusion while creating a grand statement. The taller wing of the L-shaped house abuts a foothill to the […]

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Venice Beach Residence by Griffin Enright Architects

Location: Venice Beach, California, USA Area: 3,300 sf Year: 2017 Architects: Griffin Enright Architects Photography: © Taiyo Watanabe A 3,300 sf developer-commissioned residence, it maximizes its narrow site through strategic placement and an expansive array of telescoping glass doors. Set to one side of the property, the home’s interior spaces stretch into the side and back garden […]

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Sawmill by Olson Kundig

Location: Tehachapi, California, USA Area: 4170.0 ft2 Year: 2014   Awards 2018 AIA National COTE Top Ten Award 2017 AIA National Housing Awards, Honor Award2017 AIA Northwest Pacific Region Citation Award 2017 Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Awards, American Architecture Award Architects: Olson Kundig Design Principal: Tom Kundig Project Manager: Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin Photography: Kevin Scott, Gabe Border Set in the harsh […]

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Ranch House by The Archers

Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA Year: 2016 Architects: The Archers A rambling fifties ranch house within a canyon setting was extensively remodeled in the nineteen eighties, with unfortunate results. In lieu of restoration, which seemed implausible, we opted to keep the Beverly Hills ‘ranch’ vernacular but translate it through modernism. We looked to Eero Saarinen’s […]

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Dry Creek Pool House by Ro Rockett Design

Program: Pool House and Landscape Location: Geyserville, California, USA Size: 300 sf Architects: Ro Rockett Design Team: Zac Rockett, Jason Ro, Matt Granelli General Contractor: JMH John Hallengren Structural Engineer: Bill Lynch Berkeley Structural Design Civil Engineer: Kelder Engineering Photography: © Adam Rouse Anchored by an inventive reuse of local materials on a constrained lot in a beautiful Sonoma County landscape, this project started […]

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Ranch house renovation in Ojai, California by Bestor Architecture

Location: Ojai, California, US Year: 2015 Architects: Bestor Architecture Photography: © Laure Joliet All images courtesy of Bestor Architecture   Bestor Architecture Bestor Architecture is based in Los Angeles and was founded by Barbara Bestor, FAIA in 1995. Bestor Architecture has designed a number of award-winning projects including headquarters for Beats by Dre and Nasty Gal, […]

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Toro Canyon House by Bestor Architecture

Location: Santa Barbara County, California, US Year: 2012 Architects: Bestor Architecture Photography: Laure Joliet, John Ellis There is a dramatic and winding approach up through the landscape that keeps the compound hidden until the last moment. The site strategy is one of slow revelation and discovery of the house and- ultimately- the view. The road, which […]

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Pacific Heights Residence by Jensen Architects

Location: San Francisco, California, US Year: 2015 Architects: Jensen Architects Project Leads: Mark Jensen, Frank Merritt, Kimberly Cinco, Audrey Harris Project Team: Ryan Golenberg, Keri Goodlad, Ricardo Gonzalez, Hanya Chen Landscape: Terra Ferma Landscapes Lighting: Johanna Grawunder Photography: © Joe Fletcher A tight lot in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood seems an unlikely setting for a home replete with gardens. Rather than a conventional yard, Jensen […]

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Glen Ellen Aerie by Aidlin Darling Design

Location: Glen Ellen, California, United States Year: 2015 Award 2018 AIASF Design Awards Architects: Aidlin Darling Design Landscape Design-builder: Dexter Estate Landscapes Photography: © Matthew Millman Two modest volumes, benched gently into the hillside, open to a floating glass bar just as the ground drops away. This perch at the edge of a pine forest allows for a layered […]

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Truly Open Eichler House by Klopf Architecture

Location: Palo Alto, California, US Year: 2014 Architects: Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Geoff Campen, and Angela Todorova Landscape Architect: Arterra Landscape Architects Structural Engineer: Brian Dotson Consulting Engineers Contractor: Flegels Construction Photography ©2014 Mariko Reed Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classic Eichler open, indoor-outdoor home. Expanding on the […]

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Sunswept Drive by Bestor Architecture

Location: Studio City, Los Angeles, California, US Year: 2016 Architects: Bestor Architecture Interior design: DISC Interiors Landscape design: Elysian Landscapes Photography: © Laure Joliet Built on a breathtaking location in the hills of Los Angeles, this 1940’s ranch style house originally was a warren of small rooms. Bestor Architecture re-imagined and reorganized the house, transforming […]

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Lima Residence by Abramson Teiger Architects

  Location: Calabasas, California, US Size: 4,500 sq ft Year: 2008 Architects: Abramson Teiger Architects Landscape Architect: Monika Valtchev Landscape Design Photography: © Jim Bartsch 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 […]

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Diamond Residence by Bestor Architecture

Location: Malibu, California, US Year: 2016 Architects: Bestor Architecture Photography: © Laure Joliet On a large, flat property with a lawn that stretches to a fruit orchard the clients discovered ramshackle structures (a three-bedroom house with a few loosely connected guest cottages) in need of repair. Their goal, rather than tear down the buildings, was to unite […]

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Buena Vista Residence by George Bradley | architecture + design

Location: San Francisco, California, USA Gross Floor Area: 280 m2 Year: 2014 Architects: George Bradley | architecture + design Design team: George Bradley | architecture + design Photography © Nic Lehoux, Sharon Risedorph All images courtesy of gb | architecture + design | © Nic Lehoux, Sharon Risedorph   George Bradley | architecture + design Established […]

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Nader Residence by Bestor Architecture

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA Year: 2016 Architects: Bestor Architecture Interiors: Carter Design Photography: © Trevor Tondro Bestor Architecture renovated a modern ranch house from the 1960’s into a contemporary, open plan house for a busy producer and her son. The original roof was uncovered and the flow was reorganized to take advantage of the […]

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Tiburon Bay View Residence by Walker Warner Architects

Location: Tiburon Peninsula, California, USA Year: 2017 Architects: Walker Warner Architects Project Team: John Davis, Brian Friel, Anne Griffes, Anja Hämäläinen, Klara Kevane, Brian Lang, Brooks Walker Interiors: NICOLEHOLLIS Landscape: SCDA and Strata Landscape Architecture  Builder: Van Acker Construction Photography: © Laure Joliet Nestled on an east facing bluff of the Tiburon Peninsula, the Tiburon Bay View […]

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Glass Wall House | Klopf Architecture

Location: San Mateo, California, US Year : 2016 Architects: Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Klara Kevane, and Yegvenia Torres-Zavala Landscape Architect: Arterra Landscape Architects Contractor: Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures Photography © Mariko Reed Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects and Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures Designed and built a new warm, modern, Eichler-inspired, open, […]

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House of Earth and Sky by Aidlin Darling Design

  Location: Hillsborough, California, United States Year: 2015 Architects: Aidlin Darling Design Interiors: Gary Hutton Design Landscape Architect: Lutsko Associates Lighting Designer: Eric Johnson Associates Photography © Matthew Millman This sustainable home celebrates the intersection of earth and sky. One enters below grade and ascends vertically through the ground to arrive in a series of glass pavilions, anchored by rammed earth walls […]

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Palm Springs Residence by Jim Jennings Architecture | LINEOFFICE Architecture | Martha Angus Interior Design

Location: Palm Springs, California, US Area: 3,000 SF Year: 2016 Architects: LINEOFFICE Architecture, Jim Jennings Architecture Interior Design:  Martha Angus Photography © Lance Gerber This collaboration with Jim Jennings Architecture and Martha Angus utilized a factory fabricated steel frame to create a simple yet elegant 3,000 SF getaway in the desert. Jim Jennings invited our office to collaborate on this home in Palm Springs, […]

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Miner Road by Faulkner Architects

Location: Orinda, California, US Year: 2016 Award AIACC Residential Honor Award 2017 AIAEB Honor Award 2017 Architects: Faulkner Architects Photographer: Joe Fletcher In the shade of Orinda’s native oaks, the home produces an in intimate relationship with the surrounding trees. Their texture is reflected architecturally in a hyper-minimal palette of unfinished white oak on the walls, ceilings, […]

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Valley of the Moon Retreat House Sonoma by Butler Armsden Architects

Location: Sonoma, California, United States Awards AIA 2016 MERIT AWARD WINNERS / Category: Built Project, Custom Residential AAP – The American Architecture Prize 2017: Winner in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture Architects: Butler Armsden Architects Photographer: Joe Fletcher General Contractor: Thompson Suskind Structural Engineer: Summit Engineering This AIA award-winning Sonoma residence reinterprets the wonderful spaces of the original Spanish haciendas […]

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29th Street Residence by Schwartz and Architecture

Location: San Francisco,California, US Area: 3500 ft2 Year: 2016 Architects: Schwartz and Architecture Project Team: Caterina Belardetti, Neil O’Shea, Joshua Yoches   Photography: Bruce Damonte It is often difficult to create a sense of openness and continuity in multi-level urban homes. By allowing the staircases of this three-story structure the freedom to shift location on each level – defining […]

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Summitridge Residence by Marmol Radziner Architects

Location: Beverly Hills, California, US ARCHITECTS: Marmol Radziner Architects ARCHITECTURE CONSTRUCTION LANDSCAPE Perched on 2.8 acres of steep hillside, this residence is defined by a series of cantilevered, overlapping volumes that cascade downward and ultimately nestle into the earth. Each level has a green roof and private patio with a unique scenic overlook. The volumes of the house create garden […]

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Oak Pass Guest House by Walker Workshop

Location : Beverly Hills, California, US Size: 2,500 s.f. Year: 2013 Architects, Interior design: Walker Workshop Project Team: Noah Walker, Ted Leviss, Erin White, Trent Laughton Photographer: Nicholas Alan Cope  The Oak Pass Road guesthouse uses its height and a small footprint to maximize panoramic canyon views and strengthen its connection to the surrounding tree-filled site. The lower level […]

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Pam & Paul’s House
 by Craig Steely Architecture

Location: Cupertino, California, US Area: 2,600 square feet Site size: 5 acres Year: 2016 Architects: Craig Steely Landscape: Confidence landscaping Lighting: Craig Steely Photography: © Darren Bradle The house floats in the canopy of a dense Oak grove in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains just west of Silicon Valley. The conceptual idea came clearly and quickly—float a […]

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Venice House 1 by Walker Workshop

Location: 1015 Indiana Avenue, Venice, California, US Area: 3000 SF Year: 2016 Architect: Walker Workshop Project Team: Noah Walker, Trent Laughton, Gus Sinsheimer, Nicholas Katona Contractor: Walker Workshop Photography © Noah Walker This two story home is our first in Venice California and our two young clients gave us one simple directive: “don’t f*ck it up”. Given […]

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Oak Knoll Residence by Atelier Jørgensen

Location: Napa, California, USA Area: 5,050 sqft Year: 2015 Architects: Atelier Jørgensen Photographer: © Joe Fletcher Photography All images courtesy of Atelier Jørgensen Atelier Jørgensen ATELIER JØRGENSEN is a Napa Valley and Los Angeles based group of designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of design, interior design, landscape design, urbanism, construction, and development. The office […]

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Esherick Sea Cliff House by Edmonds + Lee Architects

Location:San Francisco, California, US Architects: Joseph Esherick Architect | Edmonds + Lee Architects Photography: Joe Fletcher   When the new owners of the this home that was originally designed by famed Bay Area mid-century architect Joseph Esherick approached Edmonds + Lee to help them renovate the historically-loaded project, the architects felt a sense of deference without […]

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Sonoma Residence by Lundberg Design

Location: Sonoma, California, US Year: 2015 Architects: Lundberg Design LD TEAM: Michelle Kriebel, Cameron Cooper, Dina Dobkin, Lev Bereznycky, Jeffrey Loehmann, Conner Wishard, Jack Cram, Michael Esteban Project Team: Fairweather & Associates, Strandberg Engineering Photographer: Joe Fletcher Situated among old-growth valley oaks on the footprint of a house the owner had for ten years, the Sonoma […]

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Beach House by Sagan Piechota Architecture

Location: Monterey, California, US Area: 2,700 sq ft Year: 2013 Architects: Sagan Piechota Architecture Photography: Joe Fletcher Achieving a balance of airy openness and privacy, this 2,700 sf beachfront property slips neatly into a wedge on California’s striking Monterey coast.  The open floor plan with master bedroom loft allows unrestricted views of the Pacific Ocean throughout.  Large sliding and […]

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Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture

Location: California, US Year: 2014 AWARDS & RECOGNITION: California Home + Design: Best Residential Architecture under 3000sf, 2012 AIA Monterey Bay: Citation Award for Excellence in Design, 2011 Interior Design Magazine Honoree for Best of Year: Custom Home Design – Suburban, 2011 Builder Magazine’s Grand Award for Custom Home less than 3,500 sf, 2011 Featured on Monterey Design […]

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Box on the Rock by Schwartz and Architecture (SaA)

  Location: Sonoma, CA, US Year: 2015 Architects: Schwartz and Architecture (SaA) SaA Project Team: Wyatt Arnold, Erik Bloom Structural Engineer: iAssociate Contractor: Eames Construction, Inc. Photography: @ Bruce Damonte Awards Builder’s Choice Custom Home Design Awards Merit Award | Custom Home under 5,000 sq ft, 2015 AIA Redwood Empire Design Awards People’s Choice Award | Unbuilt Architecture, 2015 The constricted […]

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Lichen House by Schwartz and Architecture

Location: Glen Ellen, California, USA Year: 2016 Architects: Schwartz and Architecture SaA Project Team: Wyatt Arnold, Christopher Baile, Erik Bloom, Laura Huylebroek Contractor: Eames Construction Landscape Design: Surface Design Lighting Design: PritchardPeck Lighting Energy Consultant: Loisos + Ubbelohde Interiors Consultant: Standard Studio, LLC Structural Engineer: iAssociate Photography: © Richard Barnes Photography Images: SaA The Lichen House nestles within the fog and oaks in the […]

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Madisonhouse by XTEN Architecture

Location: La Quinta, California, United States Year: 2012 Architects: XTEN Architecture Architect in Charge: Austin Kelly AIA, Monika Haefelfinger SIA, Scott Utterstrom, Tina Rothermund, Jae Rodriguez, Qichen Cao, Christina Kaneva, Dana Nishimura Bryan, Stephanie Sent Landscape: Pamela Burton & Company Photographs: Steve King, Art Gray, Jeremy Bittermann The Madisonhouse is perched on a knoll in La Quinta, California, near […]

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Carmel Valley Residence by Sagan Piechota Architecture

Location: Carmel Valley, California, United States Year: 2013 Architect: Sagan Piechota Architecture Team: Daniel Piechota & Cameron Helland Landscape architect: Bernard Trainor + Associates General contractor: Stocker + Allaire Photography: © Joe Fletcher Set within a small clearing of California old growth oaks, this ‘L’ shaped residence settles naturally into the contours of the rolling hills of Carmel […]

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Wild Lilac by Walker Workshop

Location: California, United States Architects: WALKER WORKSHOP Project Team:  Design: Walker Workshop (Noah Walker, Ted Leviss, Jonathan Nadel) Landscape: Sammy Castro Design Photography: Joe Fletcher This 3200 SF single-family residence and accompanying 800 SF pool house were envisioned as a refuge cradled within the foothills of the San Bernardino National Forest. The design uses a series […]

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East Channel by Marmol Radziner Architecture

ARCHITECTS: Marmol Radziner Architecture ARCHITECTURE CONSTRUCTION LANDSCAPE Location: East Channel Road, Santa Monica, Californie 8 bedrooms, 10 baths 9,500 square feet 200-square-foot pool cabana 40,000-square-foot lot This private sanctuary is located off of a quiet road on a nearly one-acre lot in Santa Monica Canyon. At the center of this light-filled two-story home is a double-height living room anchored by a […]

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OZ Residence by Stanley Saitowitz & Natoma Architects

Location: Atherton, California, US Size: 17,000 sq. feet Year: 2017 Architects: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects TEAM Stanley Saitowitz (design principal) Neil Kaye, AIA, Michael Luke (project architects) Steven Sanchez (project designer/manager) CONSULTANTS General Contractor: Redhorse Constructors Landscape Architect: Christopher Yates Landscape Architecture Civil Engineer: Lea and Braze Engineering Structural Engineer: Yu Structural Engineers Plumbing Engineer: Monterey Energy […]

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ELL by Domaen

Location: Benedict Canyon, California, United States Size: 5,000 sf Year: 2015   Architects: Domaen Design team: Chris Lowe, Axel Schmitzberger Team: Jessica Ungos, Emily Williams, Stephen Scheuerer, Cooper Ballantine Photography: © Paul Vu All images courtesy of Domaen © Paul Vu   plans Domaen As Founder and Principal at Domæn Chris dedicates himself to ensure that projects are handled with precision and personal attention, […]

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Desert Palisades Guardhouse by Studio AR&D Architects

Location: Palm Springs, California,  United States Program: Guardhouse Size: 915 sf Year: 2017 Architects: studio AR&D architects Photography: © Lance Gerber Studio The guard house was originally conceptualized as a gateway to this long awaited residential development, located on the elevated hillside overlooking Palm Springs. Upon initial visits to this captivating site, and witnessing the expansive views and natural setting, It […]

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