HAVENS GUEST HOUSE
Size: 8,499 SF
Program: Single Family Dwelling and Guest House Remodel
Ric. Abramson, AIA (Principal)
Location: West Hollywood, CA
Completion Date: 2015
Following in our line of environmentally responsive designs, this remodel project worked off of existing foundations from the original house and its detached garage to create a new courtyard setting as social space for the occupant(s). Certified forested hardwood cladding, rain screens and sunshades stitch the overall site together with a new portal-like entry in the front hinting at what would become a new outdoor sitting room replacing an old porch in the rear. A free-standing, creative, wood clad display and storage block conceals an internal staircase and houses garden storage and other household needs.
The garden court uses recycled concrete and flagstone pavers to create a unified setting for entertainment and daily enjoyment. New landscaping and re-used garden elements give the contemporary solution a sense of charm and character.