@gregonews – Coldwater Canyon / Ehrlich Architects

The site is a deep, narrow, one-acre hillside property in Beverly Hills. The owners’ desires were to create an oasis that focused more on a sense of privacy and introspection rather than maximizing views or presenting an extroverted face to the neighbourhood. In addition, the hillside site presented a number of significant technical challenges in terms of setbacks and maximum building envelope. The design solution was to organize the house and compound as a long, attenuated experience that afforded a sense of graciousness and space despite the restrictions.