Montalba Architects, the Santa Monica-based architecture firm behind notable projects including Headspace’s headquarters, The Row Melrose and multiple Equinox locations, recently completed a Southern California single-family residence designed to meld together indoor and outdoor programs by tethered courtyards and gardens.
The Lone Pine compound house is set at the base of the Teton Range in a resort development at the edge of an open valley. Sited to take advantage of open spaces and view sheds, the house is oriented to screen neighboring structures while capitalizing on near views of the adjacent ski resort and surrounding mountain ranges.
Upon purchasing this twenty-five-foot-wide brownstone in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, the Owners were charmed by some of the house’s existing historic details, but knew some updates and repairs would be necessary to fit the needs and lifestyle of their then family of three.
The original 1930 bungalow’s main value was its prime location near South Congress. Otherwise, the existing structure was dark and dated. The original structure’s living spaces were cut off from the backyard by the master bedroom and a utility room.
South Villa is a five-story penthouse in the award-winning Clifton Terraces apartments on Victoria Road, Cape Town. Its elevated position on the iconic Lion’s Head takes in extravagant ocean views and local landmarks such as Table Mountain and Clifton’s pristine beaches.
On a rural hillside property encircled by fern-carpeted woods with breathtaking Green Mountain views, owners of the Elemental House envisioned a home enveloped by nature where they could relax with family and friends