The project is set on a steep, up-slope lot, which is wedged between two existing houses. Spanning over 10,000 square feet, the whole project was raised one and a half levels above the sidewalk so users could enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Sierra Madre mountain range provided by its location. This also achieves the goal of pushing back the project, allowing the house to breathe without wasting any space.
The basement contains only the garage, a small service area, and a private foyer. This level is also connected with the main access through a sculptural staircase, which crosses under the pool area.
The lower level is formed by two rectangular, perpendicular volumes. The main entry takes the user through the first volume, which houses the foyer, the living room, and the dining room. This rectangle serves as both a division and a connection between the front and back yards, thanks to the large sliding curtain walls, which open completely on both sides. The first volume meets the second one at its center, which is where the vertical circulation of the house is located. One end of this second volume contains the kitchen and the service rooms, while the other one houses a bar and the hometheater.
On the upper level is the house’s private area, containing the bedrooms, a family room, balconies, and a studio.
The palette of materials consists of Santo Tomás marble, walnut carpentry, volcanic basalt, mirrors, fabrics in a variety of tones and textures, as well as fur and linen. For the interiors, mainly warm and neutral colors were used to create modern yet cozy spaces.