Wonderland Park Residence / Assembledge+

Wonderland Park Residence / Assembledge+
Wonderland Park Residence / Assembledge+ - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade, Garden
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Los Angeles, United States
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Wonderland Park Residence / Assembledge+ - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Laure Joliet

Text description provided by the architects. Nestled in the hills of the Laurel Canyon, The Wonderland Park Residence is situated within an enclave of mid-century residences from which it draws its inspiration. Originally a ranch house built in 1956, the project entails a second-floor addition and extensive remodel. A narrow, thirty-foot-long skylight mediates between the original pitched roof and the volume of the new addition where it rises to the second floor. This brings light and geometric clarity to the spaces, further enhanced by the Western Red Cedar cladding that runs continuously from the ceiling of the family room up through the skylight and around the exterior walls of the second story.

Wonderland Park Residence / Assembledge+ - Exterior Photography, Windows, Patio, Courtyard
© Laure Joliet

The form of the roof, oriented to the south for solar panels, evokes the notion of a treehouse. Because this upper volume floats through the long skylight, a sense of freedom and fluidity is heightened within the new open floor plan below. The kitchen is the heart of the residence, physically connecting the social and private areas and providing views horizontally to the landscape and vertically through the skylight.

Wonderland Park Residence / Assembledge+ - Interior Photography, Living Room, Beam, Patio
© Laure Joliet

Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors are positioned on opposite corners of the plan so that a diagonal axis is established from the front yard that passes through the interior spaces and out to the back yard and pool. Comparable transparency continues upstairs where the primary bedroom and bathroom enjoy vistas into the forested surroundings of the Los Angeles canyon.

Wonderland Park Residence / Assembledge+ - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Table, Chair, Beam
© Laure Joliet
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Wonderland Park Residence / Assembledge+ - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Countertop, Sink, Windows
© Laure Joliet

The house utilizes sustainable technologies including sustainably harvested Red Cedar cladding, a solar photovoltaic system, a greywater system for landscape irrigation, native and drought-tolerant landscaping, Caesarstone countertops, and formaldehyde-free MDF kitchen and bath cabinetry.

Wonderland Park Residence / Assembledge+ - Interior Photography, Bedroom, Windows, Beam
© Laure Joliet

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Cite: "Wonderland Park Residence / Assembledge+" 20 Dec 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/973823/wonderland-park-residence-assembledge-plus> ISSN 0719-8884

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