Within the recognizable type of the Southern California hacienda, sculptural forms meld together to give way to a delicateness of space and an unexpected sumptuousness.

Diptychs and triptychs of arched windows create a motif that ties together the different spaces within the house, while the histories of the place and its architecture emerge in tactile details that invite touch and patina — hand-painted terra cotta tiles underfoot, a brass backsplash in the kitchen meant to be scuffed with time and use, and turned furniture legs that take their cue from a pilaster that sits between the windows at the front of the house.

These details give texture to the large-scale formal play of the house, which invites a dance between light, mass, and space. In the bedroom, the placement of gauzy blush curtains determines whether sunlight comes in softly filtered, or streams in. As the home dissolves from interior to exterior, skylights punctuate an outdoor deck and release the home’s deep, illuminated breath into the air.

The New York Times: An Indoor-Outdoor Escape in Los Angeles

Year: 2018
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Square Footage: 1,800
Typology: Renovation/ Single Family Residential