Another house that will be part of the Fall Home Tour put on by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects is the Rogers-Sturz Residence by Michael Lee Architects.
A pocket of zen in an otherwise boisterous environment, the primary living spaces of this 2,300 square foot, two-story house are oriented toward a central courtyard that opens up to the living room and main house. An office looks to a front-yard garden and above it the second-story master suite has its own south-facing deck. Exaggerated eaves protect the entry and master suite from the south sun and provide dynamic sculptural composition as one enters the home. The intimate entry space leads to a dramatic double-height living room with floor-to-ceiling glass. Twin stairs lined with bookcases lead to the bedrooms and become a striking wall of built-in furniture.
Photography by Charles Chesnut