Modern Hillside Home Design by Johnston Marklee Architects Overlooking Santa Monica Canyon

The contemporary Hill House rises as a shard among the rocks of this Los Angeles, California hillside. Enjoying picture-perfect views of Santa Monica Canyon, this modern home designed by Johnston Marklee Architects boasts a bold shape that cooperates with the complex landscape, with stunning results. Set on an irregular, uneven and steeply sloped plot of land, the architect developed an equally irregular house with an obscure roofline and oblique walls, all in white except for the deep-set windows stretching across the facade. The wide windows frame the breathtaking views, while flooding interiors with natural light, revealing a modern, minimalist style. Living areas are predominantly white, with cool stone playing against warm woods in rich finishes. A cool upper loft area, enclosed in a barely-there glass balcony, overlooks the open-concept living area below, and beyond that, the lush valley is visible from virtually any angle in the home. Johnston Marklee Architects
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