Mar Vista, CA
View House 260 is located on Mar Vista Hill in the western part of Los Angeles. The existing one story 1,700 square foot mid-century modern house was completely remodeled and a 1,000 square foot second floor addition containing two bedrooms plus a master suite was added. A third level roof deck was also constructed to capture the stunning views spanning from the Getty Center through Century City, the Hollywood Hills, Downtown and Baldwin Hills to the south.
The open plan ground level includes floor to ceiling walls of glass which open up to a covered patio “outdoor room”. This outdoor space incorporates overhead heaters and a translucent curtain which can enclose the covered outdoor space making it a flexible and highly functional year round extension of the house.
The exterior is a volumetric composition of contrasting plaster and horizontal cement board siding. The strong eave lines evoke the original home and wrap down vertically clearly articulating the four primary volumes of the project.