While the upper/street level of this hillside walkout came with an airy, open, LA-canyon-in-the-seventies vibe, the lower level most definitely did not. Working with light and space, and regulated by the rhythm of natural materials, we opened wide the once highly compartmentalized lower portion of the residence in keeping with its formerly better-half upstairs. A new office+theater space replaces a small, dark bedroom+bath on one sub-level, and a few steps below that, a fully transformed master bed+bath is now a precisely built–but not precious–Zen-like retreat.
los angeles ca | all images by kurt jordan photography
Master suite with custom walnut Tansu-style dresser; stairs lead to theater+office a sub-level above
Master suite with frameless wood-burning fireplace
Master bath with Japanese-style soaking tub
Heath tile on wall+tub surround; granite floor tile
Detail of basalt basin cut from single piece of stone
Custom floating oil-rubbed walnut vanity beneath flush mirror with integral lighting
Bath dimensions were designed to tile size so no cuts were needed.
Wide-plank white oak flooring and baseboard free construction
Custom exterior-mount sliding doors with obscured glass open to the theater+office
Detail of custom white-laquer entertainment center with edge-pull hardware
Office portion adjacent to entertainment center; Ligne Roset Togo sectional, tulip table