Located along the scenic Mulholland Drive in the hills of Bel-Air, the Stoneridge Residence is a remodel of a one-story estate.
Sitting on a uniquely perched site overlooking the San Fernando Valley, the renovation reconnects the residence with its site through large restructured openings and a comprehensive landscaping effort. Along with its expansive lawn and native vegetation, the backyard focal piece is an Olympic-sized infinity-edge pool and Barragan-inspired poured-in-place cantilevered concrete water fountain.
A second-floor addition, looking out onto the back yard and San Fernando Valley unifies the building made of a large mass of brick-faced forms. One of the design goals was to retain and celebrate the original exterior and complement it with large expanses of glass and dark steel support elements, carefully integrated with the existing brick-clad volumes of the home to achieve a dynamic and unified composition.
The interior spaces are affiliated with a focus on elemental wood and stone materials. The ground floor includes a large working kitchen, a family room, and an appointed home theatre. A custom-designed rough-sawn lumber staircase with a rippling and custom-molded wall that gives the illusion of a fabric curtain blowing in the wind leads to the upper floor reserved for guest bedrooms and an open-flowing 2100-square-feet master bedroom suite.
“Walking through the structure and around the outdoor spaces evokes feelings of optimism, clarity and comfort”
“Wide expanses of glass offset the weightiness of the brick and fill the rooms with light”
Location: Bel Air, California
Size: 11,781 sf
Design Team: David Thompson, Michael MacDonald, Jeremy Stoddart, Jennifer Rios, Kevin Southerland and Brooks Dunn
Landscape: Environmental Design Studio
Photography: Michael Weschler
2011 Dream Home Awards, Silver Award, Best Whole House Remodel
2011 Gold Nugget Award, Merit Award, Best Renovated and Restored Single House or Project