Oakdell Residence

Project Desciption

Nestled in the hills of the Fryman Canyon Estates area in Studio City, California, the Oakdell Residence is a remodel and an addition to an existing 1960’s mid-century home.

A meandering path of concrete panels, set amidst the landscaping and decomposed granite, leads to the entry foyer of the house, comprised of a frameless glass wall with floatable four windows. The floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors on either side give the residence a sense of transparency, bringing in ample light and extending the living area into the surrounding landscape.

The living areas, dining, and the kitchen are visually connected by zig-zag-sliding doors that open to the garden featuring a pool, shaded by broad roof overhangs that mitigate sun exposure at the full-height window walls. The family room, adjacent to the kitchen, is dropped down a few steps, thereby separated yet seamlessly connected with the rest of the main floor.

A minimalist palette of stone, hardwood floor, and while plaster echo the qualities of the existing home while the thin roof plane keeps with the mid-century horizontal sensibility.

 

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“An exhaustive yet highly sensitive remodel and addition”

–    Luxe Interiors + Design

 

 

 

Assembledge, Los Angeles, Architecture, Residential Architect

 

“An exhaustive yet highly sensitive remodel and addition”

–    Luxe Interiors + Design

 

 

 

“Living experience extended to all parts of the site”

–    Residential Design Magazine

 

 

Assembledge, Los Angeles Architecture, Residential Architect

 

 

“Perfectly preserved, this contemporary take on mid-century style is masterful”

–    Homes & Gardens

 

 

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“Thanks to a thorough remodel and addition, a fresh chapter begins for this untouched 1975 Studio City abode”

–    Residential Design Magazine

 

 

 

 

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Details

Location: Studio City, California

Size: 5,755 sf

Design Team: David Thompson (Principal-in-Charge), Gregory Marin

Interior Design: Lisa Strong Design, Susan Mitnick Design Studio

Construction: Dobkin Construction

Landscape: Fiore Landscape

Photography: Lisa Romerein

Awards

2021 Society of American Registered Architects, Honor Award

2022  Builder’s Choice Design Awards, Renovations and Additions, Grand Winner

2022  Residential Design Architecture Awards, Renovation

2017  AIA/LA Residential Architecture Awards, Renovation, Honor Award

2017  Gold Nugget Award, Best Renovated Home

2017  Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards, Housing Award

2017  Southern California Development Forum, Single Family Residential Award