Los Angeles-based architect and interior designer Clive Wilkinson has designed his own family home located atop a hilly site in West Los Angeles. Accentuated with an angular terrace top, Wilkinson’s “floating home” features a stone-tiled infinity pool terrace and garden, tilted windows and elevated wood ceilings.
The house was designed to respond to and highlight the scenery of the urban landscape below. “An inspiration for the house was the iconic modern homes of Los Angeles that seem to float above the city like spaceships on stilts, perched within the backbone of hills that shape the LA Basin,” Clive Wilkinson Architects commented. A large terrace situated at the rear of the house rests on stilts and provides cover to the outdoor space below.
Standing three stories tall, the house features an entrance path around the middle level of the home. “The separate levels address the varying needs of the family, as both children and adults have their own territories but can come together for social, recreational and dining needs,” the firm explains. Visitors enter into the landing of a wooden staircase framed by black panels decorated with a geometric, triangulated pattern. Douglas fir beams, sand-blasted concrete and black zinc panels are used throughout the house, unifying both natural and industrial elements.
Take a closer look at Clive Wilkinson’s self-designed home in the gallery above and head over to Clive Wilkinson Architects’ website for more information on the firm’s work.
In other design-related news, Gabriel&Guillaume’s first exhibit in New York features furnishings by Zaha Hadid, sculptures by Max Ernst and more.
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From the street, the West Los Angeles Residence rises two stories, dropping down on the opposite side to follow the slope of the hill. The exterior of the top floor volume is clad in black zinc panels, emphasizing its role as the crow’s best, or observatory, of the house. — Publication: @dwellmagazine Story: Ian Volner (@ianvolner) Photo: Laure Joliet (@laurejoliet) — #architecture #buildingcreativecommunities #clivewilkinson #clivewilkinsonarchitects #customhome #design #home #homedesign #instahome #interiorarchitecture #interiordesign #losangeles #residential #residentialdesign