This beautiful modern home is located in Los Angeles and was recently renovated by Studio Shift Architects, a Santa Monica-based architecture firm.

From the architects:

This major renovation to a single-family home in Los Angeles on a rather dramatic site aims to provide multiple direct connections to the outdoors maximizing exposure to the newly landscaped rear yard that abuts a small creek. An upper, exterior deck extends out from the living room placing you among the trees and bamboo, a soft green buffer that effectively maintains a veil of privacy. The lower deck connects the master bedroom and the two children’s bedrooms with casual seating areas and a jacuzzi tub.

The project involved a small addition to the home providing for a new bedroom and bathroom, new exterior decks, steel stair and bridge, interior renovation and a complete re-cladding of the home in mahogany siding, weathering steel and smooth-finish stucco. The kitchen was re-configured with an oversized island doubling as a casual family dining table and is highlighted with an equally large north-facing skylight.

Palisades House in California by Studio Shift Architects in main architecture  Category

Palisades House in California by Studio Shift Architects in main architecture  Category

Palisades House in California by Studio Shift Architects in main architecture  Category

Palisades House in California by Studio Shift Architects in main architecture  Category

Palisades House in California by Studio Shift Architects in main architecture  Category

Palisades House in California by Studio Shift Architects in main architecture  Category

Palisades House in California by Studio Shift Architects in main architecture  Category

Palisades House in California by Studio Shift Architects in main architecture  Category

Palisades House in California by Studio Shift Architects in main architecture  Category

Photos by Alen Lin.