POSTPONED: Laurel Hills Residence Tour
April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT$35.00 – $45
Laurel Hills Residence Tour
Learning Units: 1.5 LUs
Interior Design: Susan Mitnick Design Studio
Landscape: Fiore Landscape Design
Structural Engineering: CM Peck
Tour led by: David Thompson, AIA – Principal and Founder of Assembledge+
Composed of three pavilions connected by a series of glass hallways, the single-story residence seeks to create a residential oasis in the heart of Los Angeles. The Western Red Cedar lined garage and guest pavilion establishes a datum line that carves and connects the living and sleeping pavilions. Below this datum, glass and wood cladding articulate the living spaces which are, in turn, enveloped by over-sized board-and-batten, charcoal-colored cladding.
The entry to the house is located within a glass hallway connecting the living pavilion to the west and the sleeping pavilion to the east, establishing a sense of intimate scale before engaging with the other parts of the house.
The fluidity between the kitchen, breakfast room, and family room creates a harmony of transparency and lightness.
The residence sits in the foothills of the Laurel Canyon, where the property offers an inwardly focused experience. The grounds are interlocked with the interior space and the entire ensemble is activated by the purposeful arrangement of deeply layered sight lines, vignettes and circulation connections.
Large windows, skylights, and pocketing doors infuse the home with natural light, reflecting off wooden floors and marble countertops. A deep overhang mitigates solar heat gain and shields from the sun exposure.
photo: Matthew Millman Photography