Willow Glen Interior

Willow Glen Interior

Willow Glen Exterior

Willow Glen Exterior

Willow Glen Night

Willow Glen Night

Willow Glen Plans

Willow Glen Plans

Willow Glen House

Willow Glen House

Willow Glen

The project is for two single family dwellings for close friends who wish to live cooperatively rather than in more typical LA isolation. The site slopes up steeply to the west from the street such that the two houses are cut deeply into the hill for basements and garages. The main levels are reached through a shared central exterior stair. Entry is from the common landing overlooking the street. The stair can also be taken directly up into the garden. While to two houses have the same structure and materials, the uniqueness of each families structure and interest is expressed in fundamentally different plan arrangements and different interior finishes such that each house has its own character internally. This is possible because the basic loft like structure frames two story spaces within which are placed bedrooms as mezzanines. Both buildings are relatively closed to the street and open to the garden side where overhanging balconies and canvas shade the glass walls. The skylights that run continuously along the street balance the light through the interior especially in the two story living room and studio spaces.

Location
Laurel Canyon
Los Angeles, California

Program
Two Single Family Houses

Size
deB: 2,400 square feet
Simon: 2,800 square feet

Cost
$190,000

Completion
1976

structural
Dimitri Vergun