‘Winner of 2010 Dream Home Awards, Best Custom Home 3,500-5,500 sf.
Located off a walk street with views of the Pacific Ocean and Malibu coastline, this residence is an exercise in careful space planning. Working within the confines of a narrow 30 x 90-foot envelope, the design team pushed the house to the limits of height, width, and depth, which left little perimeter space to satisfy the client’s desire for a garden.
The solution was to create an open green space in the center of the structure, at the ground floor level. On one side of this are the children’s rooms, on the other are the master bedroom and bath, which open to what has become an interior Zen garden.’
Status: Completed in 2008
Project Size: 4,500 s.f.
Architectural Team: Christopher Kempel, AIA, Rocky Rockefeller, AIA,
Builder: Wilson Construction
Interior Design: Alana Homesley Interior Design
Landscape: Ecocentrix, Inc.
Photography: Eric Staudenmaier
Rockefeller Partners Architects
Rockefeller Partners Architects (rPA) was formed in 2003, uniting the diverse and complimentary experiences of Rocky Rockefeller, AIA, Brian Pera, and Christopher Kempel, AIA. The partners’ unique backgrounds allow rPA to provide comprehensive architectural services, from conceptual design, strategic planning and rigorous documentation of the design to the administration of the construction process and post-occupancy evaluation.
rPA has earned a reputation, both individually and collectively, that is attained only after making an earnest commitment to their projects. While the firm has demonstrated an ability to manage large projects and expansive teams of consultants and contractors with respect to schedule, budget and product quality, they have also firmly established, and are especially interested in refining as well as defining, the smallest details wherein they believe the ultimate success of every project lies.