North of the city of Los Angeles, near the Angeles National Forest, lies an absolutely unique heptagonal building. The stunning house, which stands out in the landscape with its angular geometry, white facade and flat roof, was created in a close collaboration between the architect, Michael Maltzan, and the owners of the house.
The owners wanted to challenge the common conception of privacy, and this ambition is reflected in both the basic structure and the interior of the house. The oblique angles and large glass sections not only offer a stunning view of Los Angeles, but they also ensure an impressive influx of light throughout the building. In the centre of the building, there is an atrium yard with a view of several of the rooms in the house, offering a place to enjoy the balmy California climate.
Interior glass walls define the various functional zones of the house while still maintaining a visual connection with adjacent rooms. The house has no interior doors, which underscores the architectural concept of openness and connectedness. Instead, the fluid transitions between rooms are marked by different floor levels.
Oak, Classic is used as a consistent element throughout the home, as the warm note and clean expression of the oak wood floor is a perfect match for the simple and minimalist interior.