Wonderland Park Residence II
Nestled in Laurel Canyon, the single-story Wonderland Park residence embodies a contemporary take on Southern California mid-century design.
Abundant windows and clerestories infuse natural light, seamlessly connecting indoor and outdoor spaces. In the living room, retractable glass doors frame the hillside, transforming the rising canyon into the room’s northwest wall, complete with a fire pit and pool. A cozy sitting room opens to a private alcove and patio, while the primary bedroom connects to a secluded garden. The kitchen serves as a functional and spatial transition between public and private areas, expanding into the elevated living room, surrounded by clerestories showcasing the canyon’s treetops.
Externally, a uniform elevation and broad flat roof define the structure. Ash siding and charcoal fiber cement panels distinguish separate volumes, anchoring the home in the landscape and exuding warmth and textured modernism.
The architectural concept aligns with the original principles of the 1950s Wonderland Park community plan, conceived by landscape architect Garrett Eckbo. Renowned for his book “Landscape for Living” and collaborations with prominent mid-century modernist architects in Southern California, the home embraces and revitalizes this tradition.
“Homage to California’s modernist residences of the mid-20th century”
– CASA VOGE
Material palette that provides a sense of warmth and texture that captures the notion of warm modernism
Location: Laurel Canyon, California
Size: 2,990 sf
Design Team: David Thompson (Principal in Charge), Gregory Marin, Scott Nusinow, Ignacio Bruni in collaboration with Wonderland Studio
Interior Design: Wonderland Studio in collaboration with Studio Berroso
Photography: Yoshi Makino