Carla Ridge stands at the top of an isolated crest overlooking Los Angeles and the hills topped by the famous Hollywood sign. Completed in 2019, the residential project by Walker Workshop, the local firm helmed by architect Noah Walker, takes charge of the extraordinary location by way of a dialectic indoor-outdoor relationship of interaction between architecture and landscape.
An abstract organization of solids and spaces, strategically oriented to offer striking vantage points, connects two lateral portions with a lower central volume featuring motorized sliding glass doors, containing the living area, kitchen and dining room.
The bedrooms, located in the two-story wings, are accessed by means of wooden staircases bordered by concrete walls, and offer elegant bathrooms and large overhanging balconies. For the facades, a mixture of materials has been deployed, include red cedar, concrete and white stucco, around the many windows that allow natural light to enter freely from all directions.
Around the construction a series of courtyards, pathways and gardens blend with the natural surroundings, bound together in a luminous mosaic that also includes the still waters of an infinity pool with a length of 26 meters.
Most of the outdoor spaces have been furnished with chairs, sofas and tables from the Solanas collection by GandiaBlasco, in the special gold edition designed by the architect Daniel Germani, and with the iconic black Ensombra umbrellas created by Odosdesign.
In a particular area of the terrace, GandiaBlasco has formulated a space for rest and relaxation, featuring the Flat Textil chairs and the Flat round bed, both designed by Mario Ruiz and presented here in a combination of gray, turquoise-blue and gold details.
Photos © Courtesy of GandiaBlasco