Canyon Homes: 5 Los Angeles Houses Built Without 90-Degree Angles

08.31.21 | By
Canyon Homes: 5 Los Angeles Houses Built Without 90-Degree Angles

Los Angeles’ rampant housing crisis is complicated but some of the biggest issues are sky high rent and real estate prices on top of low inventory available. Thanks to the city’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, single-family homes can be replaced with smaller, more affordable multi-family residences that help increase neighborhood density while keeping in line with the scale and character of the surrounding homes. One such project is Canyon Homes, a boutique communion of five residences located just west of Los Feliz at the base of the Hollywood Hills. The mini neighborhood was designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA) and developed by ROM Residential, with stunning interiors by DISC Interiors, in collaboration with Platform Home and Lawson-Fenning.

Exterior of 5 modern houses with glass fronts

Each of the five, two-bedroom homes feature curving metal exteriors, two-story walls of glass on the front, private roof decks, and attached garages.

Exterior of 5 modern houses with glass fronts

In addition to the glass fronts, another unique feature for each home: curving walls that result in no 90-degree angles.

curved metal exterior of house

curved metal exterior of house

modern white interior living space with curved walls

White wooden beams cover the perimeter walls as well as the ceilings which makes the curved walls that much more prominent in the design.

kitchen and dining area in modern white home

kitchen in modern white home

modern living area with curved white walls and ceiling

The windows and white surfaces keep the spaces clean and bright, while the sustainable white oak hardwood flooring adds texture and warmth.

modern dining table and chairs

There are two floor plans available with the garage and utilities on the ground floor, the two bedrooms on the first floor, the open living space on the 2nd floor, and then the rooftop deck.

modern living room with white walls and ceiling

DISC Interiors came in with their striking aesthetic that effortlessly merges California vibes with a refined modern style. Natural materials, warm textures and rich color palettes round out the spaces without taking away from the visual impact of the unusual architecture, instead enhancing it.

modern living room with curved wall and glass

bathroom with black sink and fixtures

wooden staircase

compact modern bedroom with curved walls

modern bathroom with beige tile

built-in desk in modern space

modern bathroom

modern bedroom with curved wall and window

modern office with desk

rooftop deck with furniture

entryway with staircase

modern white bedroom with curved walls

modern bedroom with curved walls

modern living space with open floor plan

modern kitchen with dark countertops

modern living room with curved walls

modern white living room with furnishings

rooftop deck

schematic drawing

The Canyon Homes are currently for sale – visit for more information.

Photos by Alex Zarour, Virtually Here Studios.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.