The corner lot at the base of San Jacinto Mountain in the Vista Las Palmas tract in Palm Springs included an altered mid-century residence originally designed by Charles Dubois with a simple, gabled roof originally in the ‘Atomic Ranch’ style and sweeping mountain views to the west and south.
Steve King photography
The Corner Pocket House is a complete transformation of a cramped 1950’s bungalow into a modest contemporary dwelling with newly invigorated common spaces. Our clients carefully considered the needs of their five-person family, and requested a high-quality, single-story home of moderate area,
Formerly the site of a traditional Venice bungalow, this new 2 story residence respects the scale of the 3600sf parcel with an efficient organization of programs. The “shotgun” style ground floor plan is flanked by a linear courtyard which mirrors the interior social spaces and functions as an outdoor living room.
The Kingsland House project is an extensive remodel and addition to an existing house built in the 1940’s on a steep Lot with expansive views to the South. The complete renovation includes re-framing the entry, providing a more open kitchen and a new stairwell connection to the Lower Floor.
Starting with a vacant lot with a very steep down-slope from the street, the design of the Car Park house places the carport on the roof with the residence below. In addition to being a dramatic shift of expectations, it is also a logical response to the building code which requires parking for two vehicles.
Rear Window House, the private family residence of Edward Ogosta, AIA, is a discreet yet decidedly modern addition and remodel to a 1944 bungalow in an area abundant with intact dwellings of the same era. Key to the serene, minimal design was a sensitivity to context to lessen the addition’s impact on the neighborhood.