A Dream Home Becomes A Reality For An L.A. Couple

HOME TOURS | BY | June 23, 2017

House Details

Style: Contemporary

Produced by: Lisa Bingham Dewart

Photography: Joe Fletcher

Architecture: Grant Kirkpatrick and Duan Tran, KAA Design

Interior Design: Tim Clarke, Tim Clarke Interior Design, Inc.

Home Builder: Jim Davis, Davis Development Group

Landscape Architecture: Jerry Williams, KAA Design


estled on a hill with breathtaking views is a home that a Los Angeles couple waited fourteen years to build. When the time came, the owners assembled a talented design team to create a light-filled sustainable home that takes advantage of the sweeping views.

To complete this task, architects Grant Kirkpatrick and Duan Tran–joined by designer Tim Clarke–developed a village-like style home with a double-volume great room that holds the kitchen, dining and living areas.

For the interiors, Clarke chose vibrant colors that complement the backdrop of the board-formed concrete and mahogany around the home. “It’s very easy to create these houses with a great view and warm wood and keep it monochromatic and contemporary,” says the designer.

While much effort was put in to create a beautiful and warm home for the couple, the main objective was always sustainability–a goal achieved with, among other things, a solar roof, natural ventilation and FSC-certified woods. “The whole roof is essentially one big solar panel,” Tran says. The final realization is a home of beauty and sustainability that plays homage to nature.