Dream homes

Modern home in Los Angeles surrounded by beautiful scenery

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San Lorenzo is a modern house in Los Angeles, California, USA. It was created in 2012 by Mike Jacobs designed for a client. The house blends in harmoniously with its surroundings thanks to the appropriate landscaping. The spacious living area is characterized by high ceilings and the copious use of steel and glass, while in the private areas mostly gypsum plaster and cedar wood can be seen.

Modern home in Los Angelis, California

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After careful zoning, the architects decided on two interlocking “L-shaped” structures that shape the whole house: the first “L-shape” – an open and transparent housing and veranda (steel / glass) – encompasses the common rooms, the garden, the pool, the living room and a home theater. The second “L-shape” – an opaque housing (plaster / cedar) – follows the basic shape of the house and includes the private bedrooms and service rooms. A large open living room is the focus of the entire facility. Pocket sliding doors open the entire south wall to the garden, while the windows to the north fold completely. They create direct connections with the outside world.

Modern house by Mike Jacobs Architecture

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These large sliding doors and windows passively cool the house and draw fresh air deep into the rooms. They ensure the natural ventilation of the house. An elongated staircase connects the terraced, formal living rooms with the outside terrace and the home theater below. A couple of flanking stairs provide access from private rooms and service areas. These multiple entrances create a constant exchange between the living spaces.

Landscaping of the front yard

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the windows fold completely to the north

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easy access to the terrace and pool

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Lounge area

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colorful carpet as a splash of color

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Panoramic window to the pool

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warm cedar wood

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high ceiling and large picture window

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white plastered walls

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