Guy Painchaud, Architect
Award-winning Mid-Century Modern, one of five homes selected for the 2018 Dwell on Design Home Tour, and featured on HGTV’s “What you get for the Money”
A 1960s modern box finds new life in this ultra-contemporary interpretation of Los Angeles hillside living, tucked between The Arts District, and Pasadena in the red hot enclave of Montecito Heights. Rebuilt from the ground up, the redesign expands upon the original footprint, adding a lower level, an additional deck, a library nook, and a media room to this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home. A slight cantilevering of the living space allows the corner of the living room to be wrapped in a continuous expanse of glass, dramatically opening the space to beautiful views. The modern kitchen features custom cabinetry and opens onto a spacious dining-entertaining courtyard. The upper deck is all sun and views while the lower deck, nestled into the trees, is a more intimate space for quiet conversations or afternoon naps. Such features as motorized shades, surround-sound in the lower-level media room with additional speakers upstairs and great lighting make this a thoroughly modern hillside home in a peaceful neighborhood near parks and moments from downtown Los Angeles.