Casa de Mont
The building is located on a prominent ridge along a canyon in Pacific Palisades, California. The parcel is oriented towards the south, with open views towards the ocean to the southwest. The sweeping profile of the house is achieved from splitting one mass into two curved volumes in response to the topography of the canyon and the street.
Reflecting the double massing, the house is a hybrid of two types of villas. Towards the north, the carved stone façade is modulated by a gridded framework which recalls the language of pilaster and entablature, marking the underlying structure of the house, and projecting a formal language towards the street. On the south elevation, with views to the ocean, the underlying structural grid is embedded into the stucco envelope, and marked only by the consistent rhythm of window openings and the columns of the extended roof. Defined by the sweeping porch across the length of the façade, the Mediterranean tradition of shaded porches, deep windows and crisp shadows engages the house with the legacy of living inside and out in southern California.
Los Angeles, CA, US
Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee
Anton Schneider (Project Manager), Rodolfo Reis Dias (Project Lead), Mary Casper, Jeff Mikolajewski, Fiona Cuypers-Stanienda, Nathan Keibler, David Himelman
Structural Engineer: William Koh & Associates; Civil Engineer: C.W. Howe Partners; MEP Engineer: Meline Engineering Corporation; Geotechnical Engineer: Grover Hollingsworth; Landscape Architect: Pamela Burton & Company; Interiors: Studio Shamshiri; Expeditor: Pacific Crest Consultants; Lighting Consultant: Loisos + Ubbelohde; Low Voltage: Hass Home Technologies; Pre-Con: RJC Builders; Specifications: AWC West; Surveyor: Becker & Miyamoto