Located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Manifold House, designed by ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, sits on a cross slope lot with panoramic views of the Silver Lake Reservoir. To keep the street traffic noise to a minimum, they built the house toward the rear of the property and buffered it with gardens up front.

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The house was designed for a young couple, one of which is an artist and the other a designer, who needed both work and living environments under one roof. The result is a tightly stacked home that unfolds and engages the various landscapes on the site.

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The offices and private spaces of the home have an exterior that is clad in a dark stained cedar siding, while the public spaces are covered in a weathered steel skin. The garden level houses the artist’s commercial letterpress studio along with an industrial design studio used by the designer of the pair.

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A mezzanine level is located above the main floor and features large windows and an almost horizontal door that opens up for roof access.

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The interior has its separate spaces while also feeling open and airy.

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Light from the mezzanine filters down and fills the main floor with natural light. The living room steps down and leads to an enclosed patio which also helps bring the outdoors inside.

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On the other side of the living room, there’s another outdoor space letting the residents dine outside.

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The mezzanine level gives the homeowners a private space to sit and enjoy the views.

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They can escape to the roof through this hatch door.

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Photos by Scott Rhea and ANX.