IVRV House, a family home in Westmont, California, doesn't look particularly striking from the street. Though it's covered with an uncommon grey stucco that stands out from the other houses on the block, its traditional gabled roof makes it look like countless homes around the world in terms of structure. However, IVRV House is deceptive in this manner, as the home looks completely different the further one goes onto the property.
Firstly, IVRV House has an impressive interior courtyard that can only be accessed from the inside of the home or through the backyard. That courtyard is covered by a massive skylight striped with angled iron crossbeams. Then, upon entering the backyard, the visitor will see the home in an entirely different light, as the posterior facade has a unique and oblong shape that's distinctly modern.