Today the first of four (out of the six) houses I visited last year while attending the Dwell on Design show in Los Angeles:
Winding through the hills in a cab on my way to this home left me feeling a little nauseous, however it was well worth it when we finally arrived. Nestled in a very private setting with a stunning view, this bungalow was renovated around the previous house, creating a house tucked inside another house. Rather than tear down the existing home, the architects at Standard built the new home around it and incorporated it into the new design. The additions wrap around the old building and create two courtyards. An inner courtyard connects the main living spaces and the second courtyard offers an incredible view of Los Angeles, while still feeling like your miles away from the city.
Some of the building features include: cork flooring, redwood cladding, sustainable cotton insulation, native landscaping and vegetables.