Silver Lake, CA

This house is set on a steeply sloping site in the Silver Lake District of Los Angeles with views across the lake to the San Gabriel Mountains beyond. The Owners sought to redevelop the exterior entertainment spaces to the north and south sides of the house, integrate them with the modern aesthetic of the house interior and to fully exploit the expansive view potential of the location.

The northerly orientation of the lake and mountain views from the kitchen, dining and living spaces allowed the extensive use of (insulated) glazing without compromising energy conservation. The existing free form swimming pool / spa and pool equipment shed to the south was replaced by a rectangular pool and spa with the equipment set below grade (covered by a walkable aluminum grating set flush with the new paving), providing more usable area better related to the adjacent interior uses.