Crestwood Hills Residence, Brentwood Home

Crestwood Hills Residence, Brentwood Home, CA Modern Residence, Westside Los Angeles Real Estate, California House

Crestwood Hills Residence in Brentwood

July 31, 2022

Design: nonzero\architecture

Location: Brentwood, Westside of Los Angeles, Southern California, United States of America

Crestwood Hills Residence Brentwood Home

Photos: Juergen Nogai

Crestwood Hills Residence, Los Angeles

The new residence is located in the historic Crestwood Hills neighborhood in Brentwood, an area with strict regulations enforcing a mid-century ideal of rustic modernism embodied for example in the work of A Quincy Jones and others. The preservation of views and a sensitive approach to the down-slope site dictated a one-story elevation from the street.

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A low profile and the careful positioning of the volumes makes the relatively large home appear modestly scaled in keeping with the neighborhood. The highly environmentally efficient house features a large glass volume for the living spaces and gorgeous views, while completely preserving the owner’s privacy.

Crestwood Hills Residence Brentwood

The house is powered by solar panels and protected with roof overhangs and exterior shades. Closely integrated into the historic surroundings, it features a typical transparent clerestory above the opaque walls and a floating flat roof with exposed steel beams. The solid walls are clad in Red Balau wood, contrasting with the large expanses of the steel and aluminum framed high-performance glass.

Crestwood Hills Residence Brentwood

Crestwood Hills Residence Brentwood

The living room, dining room and kitchen are all placed in the open volume, which extends onto a large deck through folding glass walls. Built-in mahogany cabinets and shelves, including a rotating shelf wall, help to keep the tall space open and uncluttered while adding warmth to the interior environment. Throughout the house, views of the canyon, the trees and the distant shoreline are carefully framed for maximum enjoyment as well as privacy.

Crestwood Hills Residence Brentwood

What was the brief?
Replacing a run-down small house on a secluded view lot with a new, larger residence for a young family. The initial idea of adding on to the existing house turned out to be not feasible.

Crestwood Hills Residence Brentwood Home

Crestwood Hills Residence Brentwood Home

What were the solutions?
Wrapping a closed band of rooms around a glass volume living space, placed on top of a lower floor containing the bedrooms.

Crestwood Hills Residence Brentwood

What are the sustainability features?
Wide roof overhangs for shading, consistent cross ventilation, photovoltaic solar panels, energy efficient glazing, repurposing of existing building elements

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What were the key challenges?
Fitting a relatively large structure into a protected neighborhood, preserving the smaller scale. Protecting privacy from the street while opening up the house to the views.

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Crestwood Hills Residence in Brentwood, Los Angeles – Building Information

Design: nonzero\architecture – https://www.nonzeroarch.com/

Completion date: 2011
Building levels: 2
Project team:

General Contractor – architect-led design-build: Greeniron Constructs Inc

Crestwood Hills Residence Brentwood CA

Crestwood Hills Residence Brentwood CA

Photography: Juergen Nogai

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Location: Brentwood, Westside of Los Angeles, Southern California, USA

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