House Tour: West Los Angeles House by Clive Wilkinson Architects, 2019
Saturday, April 30th, 2022
Please join Lilian Pfaff and the architect Clive Wilkinson at the house which accommodates two families in a new home. The design celebrates to its hillside location hovering above the Los Angeles basin. Matching the two-story scale of its neighbors, the house is approached from the rear and visitors descend into the front entry court.
From there the vista opens up via a cut in the mass of the house and the view of the city emerges. From the front door, visitors are drawn upstairs to a wide balcony addressing the view. The top floor is expressed as a beamed attic space formed entirely in wood, with walls and soffits of sand-blasted Douglas Fir and flooring in wide plank white oak. Kitchen, dining and living areas co-exist. At the rear of this room is the enclosed Library/Media Room. The top floor volume is clad in custom black zinc panels, emphasizing its role as the crow’s nest.
Sand-blasted concrete walls wrap the first two floors of the house. These floors include five bedrooms and five bathrooms, with the kids’ rooms opening onto the infinity pool terrace and garden. The different levels address the varying family needs as children and parents can own their own territories but come together for social, recreation and dining needs in one of the unique spaces created by the steeply sloping site: the living attic level, the pool deck or the garden terrace.
Space is limited, 30 people only (please bring a mask) The address will be sent to the registered participants.
Photos: Ema Peter