This beautiful piece of land from the Santa Monica Canyon in Los Angeles once was home to a 1940s cabin used as a testing station for the Forest Station. In its place, there’s now a beautiful rustic residence designed by Conner + Perry Architects, Inc. and Nicholson Architects.
The owners wanted this to be a place that they can call home and where they would be able to display their amazing art collection. The architect aimed to honor the past and the symbolism of the original cabin and to effortlessly integrate the new house into the gorgeous natural surroundings.
They incorporated the fallen eucalyptus wood found on the site into their design and used materials with an organic nature for the exterior of the building.
For the outer shell of this lovely family home the architects chose materials that age well like charred wood, copper, exposed steel and concrete. They also incorporated Corten steel into the design using it on the fences, gates and planters.
The main entrance doors and the door to the main bedroom are authentic 1970s doors which also add a lot of character to the inside of the house. Speaking of the interior, there’s a very airy and open ambiance throughout the entire house.
Areas like the living room are very welcoming and cozy, featuring bookshelves on the wall, a red L-shaped sectional, an iconic Eames lounge chair and a very chic coffee table with a marble top. Large windows and glass walls bring the outdoors in. A beautiful reading corner was created in front of one of the windows, becoming a nice space for contemplation.