The residence is located within a heavily wooded site in the Hollywood Hills. The secluded lot is located in the eclectic neighborhood of Runyon Canyon, minutes from the Hollywood Strip.
A layering of building strategies is used to create the 3,500 sq ft house inspired by the local hillsides. The main living level opens to the gardens and to the views. The façade of glass allows for optimal transparency and is protected with a layer of screens that allow for sun protection and privacy. A faceted volume makes up the top level and contains the private functions of the home. The floating mass is shaped by the constraints of the site and punctuated by series of openings that frame specific views.
The home is environmentally sound. The sustainable strategies used include photovoltaics for power, a solar hydronic system for the heating of water and well as state of the art green technologies, materials and building systems. The form of the building optimizes airflow, natural light and sun protection. The landscape is drought tolerant, including native species that compliments the existing palette of mature pines, eucalyptus and indigenous plants. A swimmers pool creates a strong axis within the landscape. The windows of the pool open to the underground music studio.