This Los Angeles Estate Separates Public and Private

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 9, 2014
References: space-intl & contemporist
Space International designed the 'Deronda residence,' a tremendous Los Angeles estate. The residence lies at the crown of Beachwood Canyon, shadowed by the Hollywood sign.

The architects, who designed the home to occupy the former home's footprint, designed two volumes that rest off-axis to emphasize the intricacies of the internal program. The house is comprised of public and private living spaces, the former of which are located along the site's parapet, maximizing views of the outdoors. Terraces are accessed by sliding glass panels, which convert the spaces into transitional terminals, as opposed to strictly "interior" or "exterior."

Meanwhile, the more private areas -- the sleeping and bathing quarters -- are located in a cantilevered bar that is shrouded by pine trees.