Ventura Hillside Home / DARX Studio
Text description presented by the architects. This task is positioned in the gated equestrian local community of Bell Canyon, in japanese Ventura County California. The home is nestled midway up a steep hillside with views capturing the rolling hills and mature trees of Bell Canyon underneath. The topography of the good deal experienced a steep heel and toe, though the middle part of the lot was additional moderately sloped, developing a all-natural put to locate a creating pad.
The primary thing to consider of the design was how the construction would answer to the terrain and capture the canyon sights of the Simi Hills. The setting up elongates alone parallel to the look at, therefore creating panoramic views into Bell Canyon toward the east although hiding itself from the two neighboring buildings on possibly facet. By siting the mass of the creating alongside the japanese edge of the slope, it opened up a significant backyard yard among the constructing and the descending slope. Web-site lines from the inside social areas prolong from the backyard back garden to the watch of the canyon under.
The procession as a result of the residence starts with a winding driveway up the hillside slope, that qualified prospects to a huge motor court docket. The reduce stage of the household is carved into the hillside with a garage, media home, and entry corridor off the courtroom. This enables the making to functionality as a predominantly one-degree dwelling higher than and will take gain of the greater flat pad with a yard backyard garden.
The reduce amount entry hall has a flanking double-operate staircase that ascends to a bridge on the higher amount. The double stair was influenced by the topography of a canyon inside with the hillsides ascending to both side. The building materials of the reduced level echo the earth-toned colors of the hillside from which it is emerging.
The higher-degree bridge serves to divide the house programmatically into two hierarchical parts, with the public social spaces to the north and the private bedroom wing to the south. The kitchen area, eating, and living space increase to an interior courtyard that faces the view and enables for the check out to be expert each indoors and outdoors. The courtyard look at extends in the opposite way of the view with web site lines continuing into the den and an exterior pool cabana past.
The opposite wing of the property, past the bridge, homes the bedrooms. The learn faces the look at and guiding it are three kids’ bedrooms, with a connecting hallway that is glazed in direction of the rear backyard. The 2nd-ground materiality is of lighter colors, which are experienced as a softer transition towards the backdrop of the sky.
A reoccurring concept of the layout is that vantage factors extend laterally from the inside areas towards the courtyard, the backyard yard, and the canyon past. The residence can take benefit of the horizontal mother nature of human eyesight and takes advantage of it to generate and capture broad sights. The extensions of spaces laterally are much more supportive of a comfy visible working experience than grand vertical areas. The style and design of this challenge relays seriously on this idea, and from all social spaces of the creating views continually extend latterly to the distance.