Unlocking Your Indoor-Outdoor Lifestyle


Los Angeles, the City of Angels, boasts more than just sunshine and celebrity. Angelenos have a deep appreciation for bringing the outdoors in, fostering a unique connection between their homes and the vibrant California landscape. This desire for seamless indoor-outdoor living has become a hallmark of Los Angeles architecture, a legacy pioneered by mid-century modern architects.

A Legacy of Mid-Century Modern Design

Mid-century modern architects, like Richard Neutra and Pierre Koenig, championed the concept of indoor-outdoor living. Their iconic Los Angeles homes, characterized by open floor plans, vast expanses of glass, and integration with natural surroundings, continue to inspire architects today.

Bittoni Architects: Your California Dream Home Awaits

At Bittoni Architects, we understand the desire to embrace the California lifestyle. We specialize in designing homes that seamlessly integrate indoor and outdoor living spaces, tailored to your unique needs and the specificities of your Los Angeles property.

A Case Study in History: The Crestwood Hills Project

Our Crestwood Hills project takes on even greater significance when viewed through the lens of its historical context. This neighborhood wasn’t always the haven of integrated indoor-outdoor living it is today.

  • Utopian Experiment: In the late 1940s, Crestwood Hills began as a communal effort by a group seeking affordable housing.
  • A Mid-Century Modern Gem: The architects they hired, A. Quincy Jones and Whitney R. Smith, were prominent figures in the mid-century modern movement. Their design philosophy, emphasizing open floor plans and connection to nature, became the foundation of the neighborhood’s architectural character.
  • Embracing the California Dream: Crestwood Hills transformed into a testament to the California dream, fostering a strong sense of community while offering residents a unique blend of indoor comfort and connection to the outdoors.

Our Modern Interpretation:

Building upon this legacy, our Crestwood Hills project honors the neighborhood’s history while incorporating modern design elements.

  • Expansive glass walls: Sliding glass doors open onto a spacious patio, creating a visual and physical connection between the living room and the outdoors, echoing the mid-century modern principles.
  • Integrated outdoor space: The patio features a built-in fireplace and seating area, perfect for entertaining or relaxing under the California sun, further extending the living space.
  • Strategic landscaping: Lush greenery and strategically placed planters blur the lines between the interior and exterior, creating a sense of continuity, a concept championed by the original architects.

The Crestwood Hills project exemplifies how Bittoni Architects can seamlessly blend historical context with modern design to create a home that celebrates the true California lifestyle.

Crafting Your Vision

We believe that your home should be a reflection of your lifestyle. Our team of experienced architects will work closely with you to understand your vision and translate it into a reality that exceeds your expectations.

Contact Bittoni Architects Today

Are you ready to create your own seamless indoor-outdoor living space in Los Angeles? Contact Bittoni Architects today and let us turn your California dream home into a reality.