LocationLincoln High Place, Los Angeles, USA
Responsible forArchitectural planning and drawings
Lincoln High Place
Transformation and extension of existing home in Lincoln High Place, Los Angeles. The family wanted to extend their home and upgrade the current house. The old house is dotted in red in the underneath drawing. The transformation includes a completely new structure running from the west to the east side of the building, two new studios west of the house and new decking around the south-east corner.
The new structure provides an open space combining livingrooms and kitchen. The rest of the house has been refurbished with new bathrooms and wall sections. The garden has been tended and replanted to suit the family's wishes.
North of the house there is a rock wall that ran parallel to the old section. This rock wall has been integrated to become a part of the new house and run all the way from the main entrance and into the kitchen. Some of the old wall has also been given a new life as part of the kitchen counter. The summer climate in LA makes for very high temperatures and the wall combined with the concrete floor helps cool down the space.
The roof has been lifted in order to let more sunlight and air into the back quarters of the house and at the same time creating a greater space. Materials which could be reused and repurposed from the old part of the house has been given new life in terms of flooring, interior and structure.