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A Steep Rugged Hillside Created An Interesting Architectural Opportunity For This New Home

A modern house with a limestone and wood exterior, a great room, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a large patio.

Architecture firm ShubinDonaldson, has sent us photos of a modern home they designed in Pacific Palisades, California, that’s set into a steep hillside of Sullivan Canyon.

The design of the house is composed of two vertical and horizontal volumes on a stone limestone plinth, rooted into the rugged hillside.

The design of the house is composed of two vertical and horizontal volumes on a stone limestone plinth, rooted into the rugged hillside.

The home, which has been clad in vertically slatted Afromosia wood and split-face Limestone, is pulled away from the property line and recessed to allow southern light to dive into the residence’s entry-level and the main corridors.

This modern home has been clad in vertically slatted Afromosia wood and split-face Limestone, and include drought tolerant plants.

A five-foot-wide front door welcomes visitors to the home.

A five foot-wide front door welcomes visitors to this modern home.

The reception room, located off the entryway, includes a seating area and a built-in fireplace. The open room includes views of the canyon on one side, and the terraced garden with its wide limestone steps and drought-tolerant plants on the other.

A modern reception room with a fireplace, and views of the terrace garden and canyon.

A home office that opens out onto a patio and has built-in shelving is also located on the entry-level opening.

A modern home office with glass walls, access to a patio, and built-in wood shelving.

The entryway is home to a three-story tall volume that includes the main stair, which accesses the garage and private bedrooms above, while a secondary staircase leads to the living spaces below.

A modern wood staircase with built-in handrail.
A modern staircase with wood slat accents.

The great room includes a large living room furnished with multiple seating options.

The great room includes a large living room furnished with multiple seating options.

There’s also a dining area that’s defined by a wood ceiling accent and the large complementing live edge wood table.

This modern open plan dining area is  defined by a wood ceiling accent and the large complementing live edge wood table.

The adjacent kitchen has a large island with seating, minimalist wood cabinets, and some integrated appliances.

This modern kitchen has a large island with seating, minimalist wood cabinets, and some integrated appliances

There’s also a wine room in the hallway.

A modern home with a built-in wine room.

Glass sliders across the entire north wall of the great room invite the outside in.

Glass sliders across the entire north wall of the great room invite the outside in.

The large patio includes an outdoor lounge, a dining area, a pair of day beds, an outdoor kitchen with a bbq, and a swimming pool.

The large patio of this modern home includes an outdoor lounge, a dining area, a pair of day beds, an outdoor kitchen with a bbq, and a swimming pool.
A modern house has oversized sliding glass doors that open to a large patio, outdoor kitchen, and swimming pool.
A modern house with multiple levels is clad in limestone, wood, and glass.

Back inside, we see the primary bedroom has an accent wall made from wood and upholstered sections. Sliding doors open the bedroom to the patio outside.

This modern primary bedroom has an accent wall made from wood and upholstered sections. Sliding doors open the bedroom to the patio outside.
A modern bedroom with an accent wall made from wood and upholstered panels.

In the primary bathroom, floor-to-ceiling windows provide valley views from the bathtub, while the floating dual vanities are located on either side of the room.

In this modern primary bathroom, floor to ceiling windows provide valley views from the bathtub, while the floating dual vanities are located on either side of the room.
A modern bathroom with floor to ceiling windows, floating vanities, and a freestanding bathtub.
Photography by Manolo Langis | Architect: ShubinDonaldson | Interior Design: Magni Kalman Design | Contractor: Tyler Development Corporation | Landscape Architect: Bosky Landscape Architecture

Source: Contemporist

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