Croft Residence, Los Angeles, United States

Monday 21 May 2018
Credit: Andrew Dinsky PLG Estates

Architects: AUX Architecture

A Californian classic

A challenging plot size dictated the design process for this unique Californian home

This 4,500 square-foot single-family home, designed by AUX Architecture, is situated in the Melrose neighbourhood of LA. It was designed to meet the economic demands of maximizing square footage while preserving indoor-outdoor living. A roof garden provides additional outdoor space that was otherwise displaced by the building footprint. 

The material shift of white stucco against gray Equitone fibre cement board panels is intended to read as if the gray mass is being cut away to reveal the museum quality white interior—like a box with incisions made into it. A balcony off the master bathroom is the perfect example. 

Challenged by a lot only 40 feet wide, the residence features living spaces designed to open to the outside. An existing pool was reduced in size and left in place so the main living spaces open to it.

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