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.
Water features are design elements that are used to add visual interest and serenity to an outdoor space. They range in size from small table top fountains all the way up to large ponds or waterfalls. Read more
You can completely change the way your home looks by making it more lovable and beautiful with some smart strategies and a little bit of effort. Starting from furniture in your rooms, to the curtains being used, and the colors on the walls – you need to make careful consideration when choosing all of these so that your home can look perfect. Read more
Are you tired of looking at your bathroom: it could be the old bathroom cabinets or so-last-year wall colour that is just driving you crazy. Either way, you’re not alone. Many people decide to take on bathroom renovations each year knowing their budget can’t be extreme, yet they can still create something a little less drab. Read more