Mandeville Canyon

Los Angeles, California

Sited between a canyon road and a hillside in the Santa Monica Mountains, the house uses the footprint of the property to strengthen its connection to the tree-filled site. The house follows the gradual slope of the land, so that at its eastern end the home floats three feet over the canyon floor. A relatively solid facade of brick and metal panels give way to a cinematic progression of spaces with varying degrees of darkness and light.