A new Pacific paradise has been built into a sharp wedged plot in Los Angeles, California. The Revello Residence by Shubin and Donaldson Architects is a three-story overlook on the coast with sweeping views in both directions. In a part of the world where oceanfront property is increasingly rare (and expensive), this home makes the best use of an unusual, available plot.
The land upon which Shubin and Donaldson built the Revello Residence is central to its appeal. It is on the peak of a hill, standing above a number of properties along the coast below, and it makes this plot a part of its architectural use. The main level, where living rooms and kitchens and shared spaces live, extends out to the edge of the hill. This patio and yard is landscaped and furnished as if it were part of the architecture itself, making the home feel much larger than its constructed space alone.
The interior spaces are all focused on the view beyond the home. Bathrooms, bedrooms and shared spaces work to integrate the view into their design. Windows and doorwalls with private patios continue the focus on the ocean, an element that can’t be missed by owner or guest alike. The design of the interior is not only attractive for its view, as clean and inviting natural tones of wood and stone accent the neutral white makeup of the walls and ceilings.
The Revello Residence by Shubin and Donaldson Architects is a success in restrictive plot architecture, where there isn’t much land to work with. It’s also a great work in indoor-outdoor design and contemporary identity, a home that feels very connected with the design culture of Los Angeles.