Residential Design

VOL.5 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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loved it. We decided to go to the historic resources department with it, and they loved it as well." "Same proportions and materiality as the original house" meant the new building would "use the general shape— the simple gable idea and basic form of the house—so there wasn't a foreign object on the site. Same form and same tile roof," Zoltan explains. "The screens would be something that would give the Clockwise from above: A previous renovation captured the original attached garage as service space. A new grid of paved and pervious driveway tie together old buildings and new additions. The original ashlar pattern at the front entry provided inspiration for the driveway patterning. The library addition, existing guest house, and new retaining walls carve ribbons of garden in the hillside. new building its own identity but tie it to the existing buildings." Not everyone could go to the Office of Historic Resources and get approval for such a loose idea. But Zoltan had kept them informed through design development, and the firm has an impressive track record of sensitive historic rehabilitation. In addition to the Getty Villa, SPF:a tackled renovation of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, and the Crescent Drive Post Office as part of the Annenberg Center for the Arts com- plex. As often as not, the firm prefers a light touch on historic buildings and to add new buildings that complement them functionally and aesthetically— essentially the same plan they had for this project. "Everything is neatly organized on a mathematic module." —Zoltan Pali, FAIA 55 VOL. 5, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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