Wonderland Park Residence

Wonderland Park Residence

Architect
Assembledge
Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Private Houses
Laure Joliet
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ManufacturersRoll & Hill
ManufacturersAllied Maker
ManufacturersBDDW
ManufacturersBEC BRITTAIN
ManufacturersCalifornia Faucets
ManufacturersDEDON®

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Wonderland Park Residence

Assembledge as Architects

Nestled in the hills of the Laurel Canyon, The Wonderland Park Residence is situated within an enclave of mid-century residences from which it draws its inspiration. Originally a ranch house built in 1956, the project entails a second-floor addition and extensive remodel.

photo_credit Laure Joliet
Laure Joliet

A narrow, thirty-foot long skylight mediates between the original pitched roof and the volume of the new addition where it rises to the second floor. This brings light and geometric clarity to the spaces, further enhanced by the Western Red Cedar cladding that runs continuously from the ceiling of the family room up through the skylight and around the exterior walls of the second story.

photo_credit Laure Joliet
Laure Joliet

The form of the roof, oriented to the south for solar panels, evokes the notion of a tree house. Because this upper volume floats through the long skylight, a sense of freedom and fluidity is heightened within the new open floor plan below.

photo_credit Laure Joliet
Laure Joliet

The kitchen is the heart of the residence, physically connecting the social and private areas and providing views horizontally to the landscape and vertically through the skylight. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors are positioned on opposite corners of the plan so that a diagonal axis is established from the front yard that passes through the interior spaces and out to the back yard and pool.

photo_credit Laure Joliet
Laure Joliet

Comparable transparency continues upstairs where the primary bedroom and bathroom enjoy vistas into the forested surroundings of the Los Angeles canyon.

photo_credit Laure Joliet
Laure Joliet

The house utilizes sustainable technologies including sustainably harvested Red Cedar cladding, a solar photovoltaic system, a grey water system for landscape irrigation, native and drought-tolerant landscaping, Caesarstone countertops, and formaldehyde-free MDF kitchen and bath cabinetry.

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