Quinn Architects

Project QA117
Title Perugia Way Residence
Location Bel Air LA
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  • Surrounded by generous landscaped gardens the contemporary stone villa of interlocking volumes and double facades is orientated to both the South facing garden and to the hillside views on the North.

    Following a legacy of important homes in the Hollywood Hills, this 12,000 sq/ft house consists of a stone plinth storey with a second white rendered pavilion on top. Access to the parking forecourt is on the upper level which reflects the nature of the Canyon site. Navigating the Hillside Code enabled the project, similarly to the sister project at Faring Road, to be Designed By Right which avoids the need for public hearing or planning permission. A response to the site being at the end of a quiet cul de sac, the key idea was to push the position of the home to the edge of the hill to provide dramatic hillside views whilst utilising the South facing garden with 15 feet ceiling heights throughout. The intention is to create a contemporary villa in a garden setting with a simple architectural language using materials such as stone and timber bedding the home in the Canyon with visual weight. The act of making a room with proportion and light was central to the concept of this project.