Craftsman Residence in La Canada Flintridge
High in the hills of La Canada, on a steeply sloping lot with incredible views of the city below, this residence was inspired by early Craftsman architecture and Lodge design of local mountain resorts. Large volumes and extensive glazing on the downhill side capitalize on the framed views below. Stone, shingles, beams, and outriggers define the exterior, while simply detailed ceilings and woodwork add light but warm texture within. The beamed and vaulted Music Studio is treated much like an octagonal crow’s nest, with views in all directions. Retained mature Oak trees provide shade and protection for the exterior spaces.