The house was renovated from the construction in 1956 with the original Koi pond, adding an 18 meter long swimming pool and comfortable and modern furniture.
Built in 1965, Moore House was designed by architect Craig Ellwood, who is known for creating homes that combine modernism with the flashy California lifestyle. The house is 158 square meters, located on a hillside in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The current owners of the house are a young couple who wanted to upgrade the building while preserving its original details. To easily oversee the renovation, they chose a local architectural studio, Woods + Dangaran, designed by two architects Brett Woods and Joseph Dangaran.
“The main aim of this renovation project was to respect the historic structure and integrity of the home. It also restored and updated the finishes and interiors to match the current lifestyle. representative of the owner”, said Woods + Dangaran Studio representative.
The rectangular one-story house sits on a tall concrete block foundation and features glass walls set in a redwood frame. Wooden steps lead to sliding glass doors. Ceramic tile walls, teak floors, original Koi pond are the house’s features that have been retained and refurbished by the architects. New glazing has been installed, the existing timber structure and roofing have been restored, a spacious 18 meter swimming pool has been added during the renovation to add a relaxing atmosphere. Outdoors for homeowners. “The exterior of the house needs to be upgraded to preserve the longevity of the structure and meet modern performance standards,” said the architects.
Inside, the house has a flexible and simple layout. A master suite is on one side, a guest bedroom and a home office are on the other. The central section has been transformed into an open plan area for living, entertaining, cooking and dining… Woods + Dangaran Studio has updated the finishes throughout, including textured plaster on the ceiling and honey colored teak flooring. Most of the rooms are furnished with classic and modern furniture, matching the couple’s aesthetic.
In the living room, the design team arranged an Arflex leather sofa by Umberto Asnago, flanked by stone tables designed and custom-made by the architects. Foscarini’s Bulbous lights help liven up the space. The room is further decorated with a B&B Italia coffee table by Paolo Piva and a round armchair by Philippe Malouin. A floor-to-ceiling shelving system houses niches for books, cocktails and the owner’s vintage vinyl player.
The adjoining dining area features a white oak table by Rummler and wicker chairs by Overgaard & Dyrman. A system of luxurious copper ceiling lights by Florian Schulz is hung above the dining table for a warm, luxurious beauty. The kitchen has a neat I-shaped design with a black and brown cardstock backsplash, the shiny surface contrasts with the surrounding wood for a mysterious and attractive beauty.
Like other areas in the home, the master bedroom features neutral colors and a limited material palette. Teak is used for the walls, and the cabinets and headboard all have a wall-mount design to free up floor space. A relaxing chair covered in soft black leather and the vivid natural scenery outside the glass wall give a feeling of absolute peace.
In the master bathroom, the shower is clad in black vertical tile, accented by Ann Sacks bronze details, and a light-filled skylight overhead. The guest bathroom features dark marble countertops and Japanese porcelain tiled walls. Lighting is provided by skylights and a pair of vintage globe pendant lights.