West Hollywood House

West Hollywood House

West Hollywood House

West Hollywood House

West Hollywood House

West Hollywood House

West Hollywood House

West Hollywood House

West Hollywood House

West Hollywood House

West Hollywood House

West Hollywood House

Among a dense residential neighborhood in Los Angeles, bound by two busy streets, Melrose Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, lies this new 3,000 sf house.  Among program requirements and budgetary constraints, privacy was the key necessity for the clients.  So, the project was developed by starting with the largest building mass allowed by local zoning codes.  What remained was a two story building envelope on the perimeter of the property while exterior spaces were carved out from within, ultimately leaving one large courtyard.  The courtyard functions as an outdoor room that allows light to penetrate into the core of the house, and opens up another means of circulation through the house.  The resulting dwelling provides the utmost privacy whether inside or outside.