overlooking the landscape of southern california from the hills above the sunset strip, standard architecture’s ‘1471 forest knoll drive’ is a modern american farmhouse inspired by louis kahn’s kimbell art museum. the los angeles-based studio designs the home to express simple elements such as timeless wood, concrete, and stone to define the shape of three parallel gabled volumes, each of which houses different living spaces. the nearly 11,000 square foot home boasts 6-bedrooms and 9-bathrooms, towering walls of glass and thirty-foot ceilings, a zero-edge infinity pool, gym, and home theater, this collection of programming is further complemented by sweeping views of the city’s downtown together with the ocean beyond.
standard architecture’s residence at 1471 forest knoll drive introduces an atmosphere that is minimalist, yet warm. the dwelling expresses influence from the traditional geometry of the barn that has long defined american vernacular design. the design team seeks to accomplish an elevated architecture with simple forms and materials. the restrained palette brings together the distinctive elements of both the architecture and the landscape, creating the experience of the quintessential southern california lifestyle. developed by viewpoint collection, the project’s interiors were staged by minotti los angeles and MASS beverly.
Written by Kat Barandy