El Medio

Built by Castle Rock Construction

Photography by Jakob Bogenberger

Renovation and addition to a mid-century home overlooking the ocean and Santa Monica in the hills of Pacific Palisades. The main living space of the original single story home was expanded and oriented toward the view and yard in an open floor plan. Below the addition is a subterranean garage that connects to the entry via an elevator. At the rear, the master bath and wardrobe was expanded and daylighting added to illuminate dark hallways. Shed roofed weathered steel turrets pop-up from the adjacent roofs to provide integrated solar power arrays and to accommodate clerestory windows. Palisades flagstone clads walls and ground planes surrounded by landscaping and topped with weathered steel fences.