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.
To some, choosing bedroom furniture is no different than shopping for any other room of the home. But is that necessarily the case? Think about it; living rooms are for unwinding, dining rooms for entertaining, and sure, there’s no reason that they shouldn’t be finely appointed. Read more
The likelihood is you love your radiators – especially at this time of year. Who doesn’t? They’re the things that keep us warm – and thus going – during these cold, dark, winter months. So when one of them starts to develop a noisy quirk (a whistle, a tick or even a bang), it’s concerning. There may not be that much wrong, though; meaning that if something needs fixing you’ll be able to do it yourself… Read more
To some, choosing bedroom furniture is no different than shopping for any other room of the home. But is that necessarily the case? Think about it; living rooms are for unwinding, dining rooms for entertaining, and sure, there’s no reason that they shouldn’t be finely appointed. But the bedroom – the soul soothing sanctuary that welcomes you at the end of a long day – is surely worthy of just a little bit more consideration than the rest of the house. So how do you go about choosing the right décor for a room responsible for your rejuvenation, a room that you’ll literally spend more than a third of your life in? Read more