Canyon House, Mt. Washington, LA

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Canyon House in Mt. Washington, LA

Jan 10, 2023

Architecture: LOC Architects

Location: Mt. Washington, Los Angeles, California, USA

Canyon House Pacific Palisades LA

Photography: Nicolas Marques

Canyon House, LA

A young couple acquired a small cabin perched in the trees of Mt. Washington, above Los Angeles. The site for what is now the Canyon House presented a series of challenges due to the cabin being sited precariously above a dramatic topography, as well as soil instability and rigorous foundation requirements.

Canyon House Pacific Palisades

Canyon House Pacific Palisades

These were addressed by inserting a series of concrete and stucco wedges below and adjacent to the cabin to double the size of the living area while also integrating the experience of the home with that of the of the site via a series of outdoor spaces and large openings.

Canyon House Pacific Palisades LA

Canyon House Pacific Palisades LA

How is the project unique?
The project presented an opportunity to design a home on a rustic mountaintop site 3 miles from downtown Los Angeles

What building methods were used?
Merlex Stucco
Delta Millworks Shou Shugi Ban
Milguard windows
Porcelanosa AirSlate

Canyon House Pacific Palisades Canyon House Pacific Palisades

What were the key challenges?
The site presented a series of challenges due to the cabin being sited precariously above a dramatic topography, as well as soil instability and rigorous foundation requirements.

Canyon House Pacific Palisades LA

Canyon House Pacific Palisades LA

What were the solutions?
These were addressed by inserting a series of concrete and stucco wedges below and adjacent to the cabin to double the size of the living area while also integrating the experience of the home with that of the of the site via a series of outdoor spaces and large openings.

Canyon House Pacific Palisades LA

Canyon House in Los Angeles, USA – Building Information

Design: LOC Architects – http://www.loc-arch.com/

Structural Engineer: MMC Associates

Project size: 1600 ft2
Site size: 8000 ft2
Project Budget: USD 300,000.00
Completion date: 2019
Building levels: 2

Canyon House Pacific Palisades

Photos: Nicolas Marques

Canyon House, LA images / information received 100123 from LOC Architects

Location: Los Angeles, Southern California, USA

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