design east of La Brea (de LaB) is pleased to present its second annual Eastside home tour, 'Architects at Home', on 10 May from 12-4pm. The popular tour will explore homes designed and built by architects for their own families. A sense of experimentation, playfulness, inspiration and a creative approach to budget constraints pervade these homes. The homes featured on de LaB’s 'Architects at Home' Eastside home tour include:
Paige Residence by Tom Marble
Paige is a 2,500 sq ft home with attached 1,250 sq ft studio/garage on an acre of land in Northeast Los Angeles. A series of rooms built around a courtyard, it also extends to outdoor rooms with incredible views in various direction. The interior features richly coloured accents, multiple generations of furnishings, and a collaborative aesthetic between the artist and architect who live there.
Murnane Residence by Project M Plus
Project M Plus’ Lucile House sits on the top of the Moreno Hills in Silver Lake. With views from the Hollywood sign to the San Gabriel Mountains, the architecture is informed by Dutch design. The work is characterised by inventiveness, the creative use of materials, and experimentation. An open plan, large glass windows, subtle angled roof, and a cantilever structural system minimises site impact.
Elysian House by Bunch Design
Located in Solano Canyon, this 105-year-old house was transformed by opening up existing tiny spaces into one open space. Kitchen, dining and living area all open to one another, but each is defined by its own identity, using colour and material, allowing the space to be connected but with unique characteristics.
Elysian Cottage by Bunch Design
Located in Solano Canyon next to downtown Los Angeles, the two-bedroom, one-bath house frames the natural surroundings using carefully placed windows and creates a cabin-like space that is contemporary but also warm and intimate. The home draws much of its inspiration from ancient Japanese design. The ceiling, made of clear Douglas fir, emphasizes the linearity of the house and helps make the house feel simultaneously cozy and large.
WHAT: de LaB East Side Home Tour: Architects at Home
WHEN: Saturday, 10 May, 2014, 12-4pm
WHERE: Solano Canyon, Montecito Heights, Silver Lake