The Hermosa house


A traditional 1970’s ranch home entirely reimagined.  This California contemporary embraces stunning views, light and nature while comfortably nestled into its neighborhood context. With bedroom suites on both levels, a gym, a mediation room, and space for entertaining, the home is a perfect fit for retirement and hosting extended family.


This peaceful oasis was built with a thoroughly sustainable approach including thoughtful material selections, solar power, and the removal and re-use of the original slate tile roof. A disappearing balcony railing dissolves into the landscape while a wood and steel trellis stretch out to the horizon sheltering the outdoor living room below.


Laraarchitecture is responsible for building architecture as well as fixtures and furnishings.


Project team:
Landscape Architect:
Envision Landscape Studio


General Contractor: Diamond Construction


Structural Engineer: Anderson Engineering




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