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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 house.

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One of the challenging factors in the creation of this piece was the hill's sharp slope of which the residence embeds.

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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.

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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.