Marcheeta Drive. Los Angeles, CA.
10 - 22
Mid-Century Modernism, and in particular the late work of Richard Neutra, has set a remarkable stage for the work of my generation. After experiencing the quite peculiar historic re-visioning period of the Post Modern, many of us were unconvinced of the fundamentals of its premise, and grew weary of its graphics and problematic cartooning of form. Mid-Century Modernism cast this wonderful shadow of architecture as a simple, elegant, and structural form making language, surprisingly unburdened, though now clearly historic in its own. I believe it struck many of us as a more authentic architectural language, rooted in the interests of our outdoor obsessed culture focusing on nature and climate. Marcheeta Drive, a home developed by Bowery Development, is one of our Mid-Century influenced homes. Located in the ‘Bird’ streets above West Hollywood, this site does not enjoy the vast views many of the homes in this area are known for. Our focus was on creating an expansive, indoor-outdoor living environment with attention to the sun and privacy. The home is built using a simple palette of natural materials, wood, stone and glass, confidently following in the footsteps of its predecessors.
1733 s. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90035