Rogers-Sturz Residence by Michael Lee Architects

September 21, 2009

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