Los Angeles, CA
Lisa Little, Aly Cornelius, Jiachen Wei
Designed for a production designer, this steep hillside transforms into a 3-story residence and studio. The form responds directly to the topography and the road creating a unique volume. The building is nestled back into the hillside to minimize the overall scale and mass of the structure. The horizontal portion at the highest level extends and cantilevers out over the hillside while the three lower stories remain aligned, breaking the massing into two harmonious elements. The program is reversed, with bedrooms on the first two floors and the main living space and primary bedroom on the top floor to take full advantage of the view.