This classic 1950’s California rancher was once owned by William C. Boyd, the actor who portrayed Hopalong Cassidy. We renovated the main house, the garage/studio, and the 1980’s guest house designed by Frederick Fisher.
As is typical in the hillside neighborhoods around Los Angeles, from the street you can’t tell what this property has in store. The site is a South-face descending promontory, with the existing buildings looking over one another to 270-degree views of Los Angeles. Our site modifications helped connect the different elements and make the passage through the site more fluid. We placed a new pool in alignment with the guest house, so that they are an extension of one another.
The main house already integrated into the topography, so our renovations opened up and exploited the view. We introduced large panels of fixed and sliding glass to reduce the line between interior and exterior space.