HILL ST. RESIDENCE
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA
Square Footage: 4,000 SF
Completed May 2017
Defined by strong volumes and artfully composed elevations clad in crisp materials such as naturally stained wood and smooth plaster, this 4,100 square foot new single family home replaces a small dilapidated bungalow on a generous lot. Housing three bedrooms plus a study, three and a half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and a wine room, the interior and exterior spaces playfully lead into one another embracing the mild climate of their Southern California beach locale.
The oversized front door invites the visitor through a single story entry before opening up to a skylit double height volume at the heart of the house, the kitchen. This space touches the surrounding public spaces on the interior; the living room, dining room, and second floor study. Beyond the dining room at the lower level along the linear organizational spine is well appointed “granny suite” leading to a private garden on the most secluded end of the lot . A central stair draws you to second level who’s circulation is defined by a row of skylights. The study, guest bedroom, and the master suite branch off from this circulation spine. The master leads to a private outdoor roof deck. The house is crowned by a roof top deck that allows visitors to enjoy the gentle breezes that define the Ocean Park neighborhood.
Though sleek and modern in its formal structure, the building provides moments of cozy retreat, giving the home a sense of casual comfort and relaxation. Its dynamic interior spaces are accompanied by prevalent outdoor patios, inviting visitors to explore and break boundaries between interior and exterior.