ON THE BOARDS
New Midwestern Farmhouse-Style Residence
Los Angeles, CA
Project Type: New build three-story residence
Project Size: 8,400 SF, including detached ADU and new pool
Current Phase: Design Development
The Assignment: Our firm was commissioned to design a gracious home for entertaining, and a welcoming shelter for visiting adult children. The proposed plan also includes a detached 800 SF ADU, a new pool, and hardscape. We drew inspiration from Midwestern vernacular architecture (gabled roofs, metal-roofed porches, double-hung windows, and attic venting).
Currently: We are currently in the Design Development phase, working on feedback from the Home Owners Association (HOA), as well as revising some of the exterior materials.
Standout Details: Our designs include a small second kitchen, a large tilt-up party-time window and oversized double-hung windows, inspired by the Isabel Marant store on Melrose Place. Other fun features are the hidden bar in the great room and a “secret” room in the basement, accessible through two concealed locations in the home. On the second floor, we are designing a two-sided ethanol-burning fireplace between the primary bedroom and bathroom, as well as a stunning window-lined home office space.
Sustainable Features: With a VRF HVAC system, triple-glazed windows, spray foam roof insulation, preserving the mature jacaranda tree, pervious hardscape, stormwater retention, Laundry-to-Landscape irrigation, PV solar collectors, battery and car chargers, high-efficiency water heaters and appliances, the structure will comply with LA’s All-Electric Buildings Ordinance.