Conceived as a dialogue between modern influences and the ranch history of a notorious gated community, Hidden Hills, encompasses a single-level 12,000-square-foot residence with a guest home, maintained horse trails, cultivated courtyards, and a spa-like zero-edge pool. The home itself honors the ranch lifestyle with a required 4:12 pitched roof. The narrow planked wood ceiling spurs a warm, modern sensibility paired with continuous wood cladding perpendicular to the ground to elongate its facade.
A courtyard centered within the home’s footprint promotes the outdoor grange lifestyle. An uninterrupted boardform concrete wall seemingly pours into the pavement to provide a built-in lounge. Overhead, roofing extends to shade the patio from the California sun. Etched into the concrete patio, a bocce ball court offers another leisurlely pastime. Throughout the home, the lines between indoor and outdoor are blurred with sprawling windows that overlook the meticulously nestled patio.
The primary suite provides a sanctuary in the east wing of the home. Its warm palette is enriched with a custom fireplace framed by a tile surround that connects to the adjacent headboard wall. A built-in walnut bench wraps around the base of the fireplace and provides a resting place to gaze across towards the grand windows peering out into the courtyard. Overhead, the narrow wood paneled ceiling echoes the materiality of the exterior siding, further encapsulating indoor-outdoor living.
Location:Hidden Hills, CA