- Location Hollywood, CA
- Type Residential
- Completion 2003
The Hollyridge House is an expressive addition to a modest, traditional home in Beachwood Canyon, a Los Angeles residential community below the iconic Hollwood sign.
kdA designed a private master bedroom zone that is connected through a long looping stair, creating a cat-like form with a looping tail. A long, curving stair allows the master bedroom addition to remain private while staying connected to the living place.
Composed of concrete panels with an aluminum battens, the addition culminates in a large panoramic window overlooking the complex hillside site. Inspired by yet ultimately inverting the Stahl House (one of the modernist Case Study Houses built in LA from 1945 to 1966 – the Stahl House was designed by Pierre Koenig and built in the Hollywood Hills in 1960), who’s roof and structural cantilever are aligned with the urban streetscape grid below, kdA’s addition instead treats the city as a less rigid yet still dynamic device, developing a view that evokes the same feelings of the intimacy and expansiveness of outdoor spaces seen in the Southern California paintings of the English artist David Hockney.