This gorgeous home in the Hollywood Hills was designed by LA based XTEN
Architecture. This spacious property is aptly named 'Open House' based
on the ventilation system where every level of the house is open to
capture the prevailing breezes, which passively ventilate and cool the
One of the challenging factors in the creation of this piece was the hill's sharp slope of which the residence embeds.
Each elevation of the house opens up into nature, erasing the boundaries
between indoors and outdoors while connecting the spaces to gardens and
terraces on three levels.
The structure and detailing of the house is more complex than it
appears. Extensive grading and terraced retaining walls were developed
to extend the first floor living level into the hillside and to create a
garden terraces on each level.
Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz found a tree while walking around the city in Santiago, Chile. The natural shape of it allowed him to transform it into a beautiful shelf. He adapted it to his needs by twisting and sanding the rough edges. Read more
Enjoying your outside space is one thing. Revelling in a glamorous patio with all the trimmings is something else. Have you ever imagined lounging by your pool without a care in the world? Have you ever dreamed walking out onto the deck on a perfect sunny morning? Read more