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Dimmick Drive Houses

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The Dimmick Drive Houses are a pair of single-family residences on an extremely steep lot in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles. At 2,000sf each the pair are modest in size and have an unusual four-story configuration to minimize impact on the hillside.

Each are composed of a set of stacked plates elevated over a concrete base housing the garage and second floor outdoor dining patio. Floorplates at the third and fourth level cantilever over glazing that reaches across the entire width of the front façade to capture views to the west over downtown Los Angeles to the ocean.

 

Second Floor Plan

The pair feature a loft-like main level that is open and continuous from the front living and dining area to a double-height kitchen facing the backyard.

Third Floor Plan

While both have a similar distribution of large and private rooms the spatial configuration vary. The lower house is composed of shifted floor plates that cantilever over the lower levels, the upper house a set of rotated frames that interlock between the third and fourth levels.

Fourth Floor Plan