A multi-level home does not only allow for a compact and spacious living quarters, but also is a highly favorable structure for naturally sloped landscapes. Eric Rosen Architects carved into the hilly sites in LA's upscale Brentwood neighborhood to renovate the Barrington Residence. Only preserving the retaining wall and the pool shell from the old house, the new multi-level home strikes an uncanny balance between outdoor and indoor habitats.
The house has a predominantly angular design that compliments the wave-like landscape. Using marble, concrete and wood, Eric Rosen Architects have created a juxtaposition between Brutalist architecture and modern design. Each floor of the multi-level home draws natural light through spacious design of open terraces, outdoor rooftop and stairs, as well as a narrow lower level open-roof alley.
This Californian Home is Encompassed by a Grassy Landscape
1. Grass-encapsulated Architecture - There is an opportunity to design and build more homes that are carved into sloped landscapes and encased in greenery.
2. Multi-level Living - Developing multi-level homes that prioritize outdoor living spaces and maximize access to natural light is a growing trend.
3. Brutalist-minimalist Fusion - Blending Brutalist and modern design elements together creates an opportunity to create stunning and unique structures.
1. Architecture - Innovative architects can leverage the trend towards greenery-filled structures and experiment with the fusion of design elements.
2. Real Estate Development - Developers can tap into the trend of multi-level living and promote the value of access to outdoor spaces in residential areas.
3. Landscape Architecture - Landscape architecture can be used to create seamless designs that bring together nature and the built environment in a practical and visually appealing way.