Palisades House in California by Studio Shift Architects

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Palisades House in California by Studio Shift Architects
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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.

Photos by Alen Lin.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.