Venice, California

The 2,700-square-foot Glencoe Residence is a stepped two-story house that blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior living spaces. A recessed “L” shaped second story minimizes the street impact of the additional floor, while creating private and intimate outdoor spaces by bisecting the garden into front and rear yards. The master bedroom suite projects over the garden creating a covered patio below, expanding the living areas of the house beyond the exterior walls and inviting views of the landscape. The natural tones of the home’s material palette reinforce the connection to the surrounding landscape.