|Latimer Road residence.|
HOUSE I: Latimer Road Residence
Designed by Rick Leslie Architects, at 4700 square feet this is the smallest of the four homes on the tour. It is also the most lived-in and friendly. Nestled in a warren of roads down Rustic Canyon, the setting is out of a Raymond Chandler murder mystery. The rainy morning contributed to that feeling. However, rain made the canyon green and the house was a welcome retreat on a dreary day.
|A sliding panel conceals a TV over the fireplace.|
|A straightforward outdoor fireplace.|
|The canyon property was terraced to accommodate a pool.|
|Cabinets and niches detailed with finesse.|
|A simple tub, simply detailed.|
|Out of the Neutra tradition: an industrial esthetic transparent|
to the natural environment.
|A surprise peek-a-boo niche |
between stairs and living room.
|Stairs, pure and simple.|
All photos: MJK