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.