Forest Retreat, Los Angeles, California

Forest Retreat, Los Angeles, California
Forest Retreat, Los Angeles, California
Forest Retreat, Los Angeles, California
Forest Retreat, Los Angeles, California
Forest Retreat, Los Angeles, California
Forest Retreat, Los Angeles, California

Michael Heacock Architect

Completed 2015

This exuberantly eclectic house sits in an area surrounded by oaks and rolling hills. It is a large addition to an existing home and while the new portion does not attempt to merge seamlessly with the old, it maintains similar proportions and uses landscape to blend in where needed. The addition’s strong architectural style is defined by heavy timber and steel knife-plate construction, colorful smooth-troweled plaster and custom self-weathering steel guardrails at all balconies.

There are few ninety degrees angles in this house – it is skewed to fit the building envelope of the lot while maintaining usable yard space and patios. The interiors carry forth the natural materials and diverse finishes of the exterior. There is custom cabinetry throughout the house and custom seating in the sunken living room and most rooms have a unique color scheme.


Design Details: Smooth Trowel Plaster, Concrete Floors, Wood Floors, Custom Cabinetry, High Plate Heights, Exposed Wood Beams, Custom Cor Ten railings