Tree House in California by Standard
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Situated atop a hill in Los Angeles, the Tree House by Standard architecture and design features 1,800 square feet of modern living. This particular residence is occupied by Standard principals and husband-and-wife team Jeffrey Allsbrook and Silvia Kuhle.

The Tree House may be nestled on a hill overlooking the city, but as you approach from the bottom you’re ensconced in what could only be compared to a modern cave. Enclosed on three sides, with the fourth side opening up on to the city below, the treehouse offers an almost primal sense of enclosure. Both devoted modernists, Silvia and Jeff find calm in minimalism. Through skillful manipulation of balance and form, Silvia and Jeff have created a home that is elegant yet modest. The kitchen opens onto the living room which in turn opens on to the terrace which is sheltered by a giant tree and overlooks the twinkling and expansive city below. Three bedrooms sit atop the ground floor.

Project Team: Jeffrey Allsbrook, Silvia Kuhle, Nicholas Hopson, Sylwia Pasciak
Photography: Benny Chan/fotoworks

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.