2018 SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA NEW RESIDENCE
New 4200sf residence for a small family. Located on a busy Los Angeles street, The design responds to traffic with a large wood fence to dampen sound transmission. The fortress-like walls are countered by offering a generous public garden space. The house slightly peeks over the fence, just at the garage, as a coy invitation. Yes, we're here inside, come on in. The entry courtyard is a second buffer, offering a front porch without the noise of the street. Bike and rubbish bins are smartly built into the fence. The curb appeal is perhaps a green billboard in lieu of another 'look-at-me' mansion. Enjoy the flowers and foliage and keep on driving.