Residential Tour #4: Los Angeles Hillside Home Overlooking Resevoir
August 7, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
This is the fourth in a series of five home and garden tours in the Silverlake and Echo Park neighborhoods that I visited as part of Dwell on Design’s self-guided tour of East Side Los Angeles residences. Come along with me on the tour…
Skimming the perimeter of the Silverlake Reservoir in East Los Angeles, is a custom residence perched high on a ridge line with sweeping views of the reservoir below. Designed with a series of terraced interior levels, each of the primary areas–eating, living and sleeping spaces–were autonomous while each space maintained a specific connection to the adjacent outdoor spaces and breathtaking views.
Architect Michael Ferguson’s design is defined by a series of interlocking plaster and wood spaces that offer privacy yet at the same time permit unobstructed views fo the water below.
Stepping one level down in another direction, another set of wide glass sliding doors from the lower-level living room open onto a small landscaped patch beside the decked outdoor kitchen and dining area, allowing choices for where to enjoy the bucolic vistas.