Architect Russell Shubin approached the redesigning of this Pacific Palisades residence with thoughtful ‘restraint’. According to the architect, “its qualitative and not about more is better”. The house is a 1960s structure that had been remodeled in the 1980s. While the house has a relatively small footprint, it nevertheless, made up with its unique setting. The house is on a promontory and every place on the site has a completely different view.
Shubin took the structure down to its studs and then reshaped the exterior with flat roofs and clean modernist lines. As the house is built into the hillside, he placed the public areas on the top floor, the master bedroom and two children’s rooms one level down and an office below that.
To capture expansive views, the architect held back from the expected walls of floor-to-ceiling glass in favor of carefully crafted vistas for impact.
THE LIVING ROOM
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE LIVING ROOM
THE MASTER BEDROOM. I THINK I COULD WAKE UP HERE QUITE NICELY.
THE DINING ROOM AND ON THE MENU? VIEW DU JOUR.
THE MASTER BATHROOM