Sited between a canyon road and a hillside in the Santa Monica Mountains, the house uses the footprint of the property to strengthen its connection to the tree-filled site. The Mandeville Canyon House follows the gradual slope of the land, so that at its eastern end the home floats three feet over the canyon floor.
The Washington, DC-based firm, Jonathan Kuhn Architect, was hired to expand the living space of the two-story property. Wood siding was used to lend warmth and wrap a third floor addition that cascades over the existing brick, effectively stitching the old with the new.
A family with two young boys, wanted a vacation house built on undeveloped land near Acadia National Park. The property is in a remote forest at the end of a peninsula, with eastern views to the mountains and western views across Somes Sound.
This Old Town home was built in 1972. Designed by Bruce Graham, architect of the Sears Tower, it remained unaltered by the original owner until our client purchased it. The exterior had deteriorated beyond repair and the interior needed a new floor plan to accommodate the client’s lifestyle
The main functional rooms of the MUS restaurant are composed around the building core, in which the staircases and elevators, as well as the main structural bolt are located. This ensures easy communication between individual rooms and allows full access to the city view.
In the house, space is used but has yet to be lived in. The family, who has recently moved in, is settling in, capturing sensations and sequences which will soon become the pillars of the upcoming project.