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2023 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

On-the-Boards Single-Family Custom Home


Rolling View Residence


Hidden Hills, California

Architect/Designer | LUNO Design Studio

Interior Designer | LUNO Design Studio

Photographer | LUNO Design Studio

The directive was to design a contemporary home that didn’t feel disparate to the traditional ranch-style homes typical of the Hidden Hills neighborhood. The individual forms of this home reference the covered bridge typology, a common site in agrarian communities.

The primitive form of covered bridge bar is repeated, rotated and stacked creating a series of interstitial void spaces. One void delineates the entry procession through the home. A central void delineates an entertainment courtyard at the heart of the home.

A dramatic cantilever at the front of the home creates a porte cochere for the entry and is a signature nod to the typology. The pairs of parallel bars of the residence share similar material characteristics that play off the basic form of a covered bridge: a wood clad structure spanning between parallel stone plinths. The bars are stacked with the wood clad volumes sitting over stone.

The previous development of the site cut away at the natural ridge landform. Our development proposed to return the ridge to its original natural shape, which was applauded by the community. The thoughtfulness of our efforts was used as a benchmark for other developers proposing new work in the community.

From the Judges
This reimagined barn concept is unexpected and unique. The back elevation is stunning, and the entry is a nice statement on the point of arrival. The wood screening provides great texture on the exterior, and the landscape architecture is also compelling.

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