• Rancho Park, West Los Angeles, single-family residential, open to natural environment
  • Rancho Park, West Los Angeles, single-family residential, custom entrance, modern architecture
  • Rancho Park, West Los Angeles, entrance detail, slate, custom elevation
  • Rancho Park, West Los Angeles, open plan, maple cabinetry, recessed lighting
  • Rancho Park, West Los Angeles, kitchen open to family room, natural environment viewed from indoors
  • Rancho Park, West Los Angeles, dining room, side yard nature, pendant lighting fixture
  • Rancho Park, West Los Angeles, Master Bedroom, custom window seat
  • Rancho Park, Master Bath, walk-in shower, custom ceramic tiles, glass block
  • Rancho Park, accessory building, two home offices, wrought iron spiral stair
  • Rancho Park, accessory building, two home offices, slate deck, unique program

Rancho Park Residence

THE ARCHITECT’S FIRST HOUSE

This Westside property is completely transformed, in two phases, from a traditional 1950’s tract house to an open, modern family home. In the first phase, the old central hall plan is reworked into a clearly defined open plan with public spaces on the south and bedrooms on the north. An extremely efficient floor plan, interesting volumes define the open spaces with maple cabinetry, fir ceilings, expansive views and plentiful natural light. Operable windows are strategically located for through breezes and passive cooling, and large picture windows expand the inside spaces to the outside gardens. Plentiful skylights take advantage of the one story structure, and the Master Bathroom walk-in shower is a highlight.

Five years later, an accessory building with two home offices completes the site. The upper home office is accessible via a metal spiral stair and deck, while the lower office has wide French doors that open to the garden. This building maximizes the potential of the site and brings the total square footage of the property to 2400sf.