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.
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