Mandeville Canyon is located in Brentwood, California and brings to mind the old Pueblo homes of the Southwest, and even the cliff houses built by Native Americans in Arizona and New Mexico.
The rust-colored walls instantly give this home a warm effect, and its open
plan and plentiful windows allow nature to join the interior, to capture the light and play with it. A horse ranch, too, it's a livable romantic blend of
contemporary and Southwestern architectural sensibilities, originally created for two artists, husband and wife; one an architect turned
director, another, a writer and sommelier.
Architecture, movies and wine; three of my favorite things!
And the couple wanted a home to capture two of their favorite places: a restoration
in Italy and a loft in New York City. He wanted contemporary, she longed for romantic, so the plan called for open, cleanly outlined spaces that flowed one into another.
Thick, clay colored walls with many deep portals create sculptures of light in
constant variation. In addition, the pool meets the edge of the house at a
large expanse of glass, producing a dazzling effect indoors and out.
Peaceful and beautiful, in the midst of Los Angeles.