SANTA MONICA, CA
A secondary home is conjoined to an existing 1950’s tract home in Santa Monica. The neighborhood was originally built after the war to house Douglas Aircraft factory workers. A typical home in the neighborhood consists of a 1,400 sq ft home on a 5,000 sq ft lot. Today the homes are being replaced with much larger homes, the character and scale of the neighborhood has changed dramatically.
The accessory dwelling unit offers an alternative as a means to increase density at a more affordable cost. The new attached residential dwelling adds 1,200 sq ft of living space to the existing 1,400 sq ft home. A variety of living options are provided within the home. In addition to
the ADU an additional studio apartment is located at a semi subterranean level.
Exposed heavy timber construction defines the architecture. The volume is wrapped in corten steel siding and landscape provides additional layers of texture, color and ever changing life.
The open plan consists of the main living area with living room, kitchen and dining. The double height volume is open to above. The mezzanine serves as a sleeping loft . An exterior stair extends to the roof top deck where views extend from the Santa Monica Mountains to Catalina
Santa Monica, CA
Accessory Dwelling Unit
1,200 sq ft
AIA LA Residential Award