The Carrillo Residence occupies a long narrow site on the rim of Santa Monica Canyon with distant views of the Pacific Ocean. Designed for a young couple with two children, the house addresses the formal and informal needs of the family while taking advantage of the Southern California climate and views. The orientation of the house reinforces the geometry of the site. A series of stone masses define the ground floor program while a pristine floating white box houses the bedroom wings and slides over and past the stone to gesture towards the canyon and the views.
Beautiful photo gallery @ Contemporist
Interview with architects Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, and Steven Yanai, AIA, of Ehrlich Architects about The Carrillo House, one of the houses on the AIA/LA Fall Home Tour 2010.
.Note @ 36 and 37 seconds, beautiful exterior flickering outdoor fireplace!