This house sits in Brentwood, on a 3/4-acre key-lot. It’s 2,400 square feet relate to the exterior all around, most of it with a canyon view.The site conditions demanded a 200-foot long retaining wall, which was turned into a color-concrete artwork designed by Ruth Meghiddo.

For energy-conservation reasons, the house’s openings do not exceed 16% of the floor area. In order to emphasize the indoor-outdoor relationship, a “theme” was conceived to visually connect different areas of the property, from the gate to the main entrance to the fire place to some some portions of the retaining wall. An imaginary “lap pool” made out of blue pebbles from Indonesia’s ocean was also designed.