The client for this project, an influential entertainer, sought to reconstruct the existing residence and update it. Prior, the house was an aging Spanish Colonial villa among the sprawling Hidden Hills estates. The residence was envisioned in a modern barn-house style using a surgical application of materials, while preserving the structural elements of the house as much as possible to fit within budgetary constraints. Applying modern materials over vernacular forms generated tasteful anachronisms that otherwise would not have been possible if constructing a residence ground-up. The design celebrated these features while applying a singular modern aesthetic across the compound.
Project Team: Ehsaan Mesghali, Kirill Volchinskiy, Eduardo Martinez, Christian Estrada