Stevens / Harnell Residence Studio City
Stevens / Harnell Residence
Studio City, California
Nestled in the Los Angeles hills, this home rises above trees and utility lines to engulf a spectacular view of the valley. The view from street level had been obscured by tall trees across the street and interfered with by a multitude of utility lines. To capitalize on the view it was necessary to raise the living room 35 feet to be above the trees and use exterior projecting fins to shield the utility poles and lines from the interior. The cantilevered living room gives one the feeling of floating in space and creates the sensation of being a participant of the view rather than simply looking upon it.