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2020 Award Winners

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Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom Home Over 8,000 sq. ft.

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Ridge House

Platinum

Los Angeles, California

Architect/Designer | Landry Design Group Inc.

Builder | Peter McCoy Construction

Land Planner | Landry Design Group Inc.

Landscape Architect/Designer | Stephen Billings Landscape Architecture

Interior Designer | The Wiseman Group

Photographer | Roger Davies

The clients desired a contemporary home with an open floor plan that takes advantage of the spectacular views from their property while embracing indoor-outdoor living. They wanted to explore a modern vernacular that would incorporate soft curves and work with various materials and texture. In response to their request a warm and unique fa├žade was created by using curved walls of Amalfi limestone and orthogonal walls of Western red cedar. These materials were also implemented in architectural elements such as clerestories and distinctive curved ceilings with rhythmic braces for support.

In the interior, sliding glass doors open the two-story great room to the covered loggia, creating transparency to the outdoors. The residence takes advantage of the sloped site with rooms on both levels featuring glassed openings to allow the flow of natural light and to open to the views beyond. An outdoor cast glass staircase connects the upper and lower levels of this home. The water from the upper-level spa cascades to the pool below, concealing a hidden grotto. Nestled into the hillside, the recreation room and gym open onto another covered loggia and to the custom fire pit and infinity-edge lap pool.

From the Judges
Judges praised the well-organized, museum-like space with its good sight lines, calling the home itself a sculpture. The house is cohesive as a design thought with great outdoor space. They noted the interesting ceilings throughout.

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