|location||California, Los Angeles|
Hidden House offers the ultimate country living experience in the middle of an urban environment. A modern residence located in the Mt. Washington/Glassell Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles, it maintains as much of the existing structure as possible, both minimizing code complications and the environmental footprint of the project. Featuring several sustainable materials and features, the design of the house is arranged around two main courtyards. The main living spaces, including the original two-bedroom cottage converted into the living and dining room, open up onto the interior courtyard, while the exterior courtyard looks out over the city in the distance. Standard was able to double the size of the house adding a new kitchen, family room, office, garage, master suite and kids bedroom while still leaving space for additional rooms at a later date. The self-contained cubes are arranged around the original footprint in such a way that they make order of the disorder.