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A treehouse-inspired home in California promoting indoor-outdoor living

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This modern treehouse-inspired home was renovated by architecture studio Assembledge+, nestled in the hills of the Laurel Canyon, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. The dwelling is positioned within an enclave of mid-century homes from which it draws its inspiration. Originally a ranch house constructed in 1956, the scope of the project involves a second-story addition and an extensive renovation.

A narrow, thirty-foot long skylight mediates between the original pitched roof and the volume of the new addition where it rises to the second floor.  This brings light and geometric clarity to the spaces, further enhanced by the Western Red Cedar cladding that runs continuously from the ceiling of the family room up through the skylight and around the exterior walls of the second level.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Assembledge+ INTERIOR DESIGN Alexander Design Build, Powder Room by Susan Mitnick Design Studio

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The form of the roof, oriented to the south for solar panels, evokes the notion of a treehouse. Because this upper volume floats through the long skylight, a sense of freedom and fluidity is heightened within the new open floor plan below.

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Above: In the living room, the fireplace was refinished with Venetian plaster in a gray slate hue. The artwork on the wall is by Christina Craemer. The interior spaces feature a palette of deep neutral, adorned with vintage and antique furnishings, custom sofas, and handmade rugs sourced from Mehraban.

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The kitchen is the heart of this 3,700 square foot residence, physically connecting the social and private areas and providing views horizontally to the landscape and vertically through the skylight.

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The house utilizes sustainable technologies including sustainably harvested Red Cedar cladding, a solar photovoltaic system, a greywater system for landscape irrigation, native and drought-tolerant landscaping, Caesarstone countertops, and formaldehyde-free MDF kitchen and bath cabinetry.

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Above: Large format ceramic tiles give the look of cement, creating harmony between the indoor and outdoor living spaces.

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Above: In the dining room, the pendant light over the table is from Bec Brittain. The homeowner’s artwork mainly includes works by Ed Moses and Ramsey Dau, bringing color to a backdrop of white walls.

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Above: This stunning powder bath features a black marble countertop with white veining and brass fixtures.

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Above: The family room now opens to the pool deck, blurring the indoor-outdoor boundaries.

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What We Love: This treehouse-inspired home promotes sophisticated yet comfortable living with a seamless connection between indoors and out. Being tucked away in the canyon woodlands, this home offers an oasis of relaxation and privacy. Overall, the project team did a fabulous job of transforming this home into an open and airy layout with stylishly designed living spaces and a harmonious relationship with the outdoors.

Tell Us: What design elements do you find most appealing and what would you change if this were your home? Let us know in the Comments!

Note: Take a look at a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign from the state of California:

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Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors are positioned on opposite corners of the plan so that a diagonal axis is established from the front yard that passes through the interior spaces and out to the back yard and pool. Comparable transparency continues upstairs where the owner’s bedroom and bathroom enjoy views into the forested surroundings of the Los Angeles canyon.

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Above: Part of the main bedroom suite, this lovely sitting room features a papyrus pendant light by Clate Grunden, a coffee table from Blend Interiors, and a built-in sectional.

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Above: Designed to feel like a treehouse, large windows in the bedroom frame the eucalyptus tree canopy. This space is decorated with an antique chaise by Pool Kjaeholm and a rug from Los Angeles-based Mehraban Rugs.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Laure Joliet

BEFORE THE RENOVATION

Before: A view of the original home from the backyard.

Above: The original kitchen was functional, yet was in need of a complete makeover.

FLOOR PLANS

Above: The first level was completely re-imagined with a bright and airy layout and fantastic indoor-outdoor connection.

Above: For the second level, a new owner’s bedroom suite was added, along with a view of the tree canopy.

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