Encino Hills Residence By CZA


Made by Carlos Zubieta Architecture, this midcentury single loved ones residence is positioned in Encino Hills, California.











Description by CZA

The website, nestled on the southern edge of Encino Hills, offers unobstructed a single hundred and eighty degree views of the San Fernando Valley basin. When an endless sea of orange orchards is now an endless sprawling metropolis of twinkling lights and emerald lit swimming pools that light up the warm summer nights.

The Owner had just purchased an current run down mid 40’s stucco box with stubby overhangs, tiny rooms and a dilapidated pool deck. He asked us to remodel the complete house and add a Master Bedroom Suite. We started the approach by surveying the current structure and creating a system with our client. We identified areas in the existing structure that would be worth saving and integrated into the new design. We relocated the kitchen so it would function as a hinge for the bedroom spaces and living spaces. We opened up the smaller sized living space and dining space and combined these into a single large Great Room, which we increased in height to 12’-0”. We oriented and opened the Excellent Area, Kitchen and Breakfast Room towards the view and the swimming pool with big picture windows and sliding walls of glass to enable for relaxed indoor / outside living as properly as to frame the views of the city beyond.

Huge overhangs safeguard the interior spaces from the harsh midday sun. We utilised light gray walls, gray metal fascias and aluminum garage door panels to produce a light, open feel to this hilltop house.

Photography courtesy of CZA

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