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Absolutely stunning off the grid home in California embraces the outdoors

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This modern off-the-grid home was designed by architecture studio Assembledge+, located in the foothills of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. California. Surrounding this home, verdant foliage, mature growth trees, and rolling hills. Composed of three pavilions, this single-story dwelling is connected via a series of glass hallways to create a residential oasis in the heart of the city.

The Western Red Cedar-lined guest house/garage pavilion establishes a datum line that carves and connects the two larger volumes of the living and sleeping pavilions, comprised of an oversized charcoal-colored board and batten siding, and cement board siding. A deep overhang mitigates solar heat gain and shelters the home from sun exposure.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Assembledge+ INTERIOR DESIGN Susan Mitnick Design LANDSCAPE DESIGN Fiore Landscape Design

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A walkway of concrete pavers, lined by wild grasses brings visitors to the front door, passing a tranquil courtyard with a trio of olive trees sourced from Visalia, CA.

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Entry into this hone is through a glass hallway connecting the living pavilion to the west and the sleeping pavilion to the east, creating a sense of intimate scale before engaging with the other parts of this nearly 5,000 square foot house.

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Instead of only externalizing interior spaces, exterior spaces are also internalized. The grounds are interlocked with the interior space and the entire ensemble is activated by the purposeful arrangement of deeply layered sightlines, vignettes, and circulation connections.

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What We Love: This incredible off-the-grid home offers generous outdoor living spaces that are perfect for entertaining. Large expanses of glass and glass corridors help to invite nature inside while flooding the living spaces with sunlight. We are especially loving this pavilion home concept, separating living spaces based on function for simplicity of living.

Tell Us: What do you think of the overall design details of this home? Are there any elements you would change? Let us know in the Comments!

Note: Take a look at another amazing off-grid home tour that we have featured here on One Kindesign: Off-grid residence designed for book lovers on the Gulf Islands.

In the entry, a chic floating marble console table is the perfect spot for displaying a fresh vase of flowers… or a great place to drop your keys or even mail!

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Inside, living spaces include four bedrooms, three bathrooms, powder bath, living room, family room, dining room, and kitchen, as well as a bar, office, and playroom.

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There are three pavilions in this home, with the first encompasses the garage and guest quarters connected to the rest of the dwelling via a glass breezeway, forming one side of the courtyard. The main pavilion consists of the public zones and the second boundary of the courtyard. In the third pavilion, the private bedroom spaces, which runs perpendicular to the main pavilion and encloses the courtyard.

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The fluidity between the kitchen, breakfast room, and family room, designed for uninterrupted entertainment, creates a harmony of transparency and lightness.

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In the kitchen, Calacatta Cremo honed marble countertops contrast with the dark custom cabinetry. This elevated space steps down in the family room.

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Large windows, skylights, and pocketing doors infuse the home with natural light, reflecting off wooden floors and marble countertops.

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In the living room, a cozy corner features a classic Eames lounge chair and ottoman.

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In the living room, walls of glass disappear for a seamless indoor-outdoor connection to the terrace, which features a fire pit and pool area.

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This sophisticated home bar is tucked behind the main living room.

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This stylish powder bath is next to the home bar and living room, featuring small format chevron tiles.

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A glass corridor connects the main pavilion to the guest house. This design was inspired by a bridge that crossed an old creek that once ran through the property.

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The third pavilion encompasses the bedrooms, separated from the main entry hall via another corridor. The lower glass window provides a snapshot of the aloe vera and boulders. There were large boulders that were discovered in the back garden and were moved throughout the landscape.

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Large floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom frame views of the outdoor fire pit and swimming pool.

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In this light-filled master bathroom, an exquisite marble bath with a connected shower was designed to be partially outside.

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The outdoor shower is in a light well, with floor-to-ceiling tiling.

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The remainder of this pavilion encompasses two additional bedrooms, a children’s bathroom, a playroom, and a home office.

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The exterior of this off-the-grid home is clad with beautiful Western Red Cedar. A large flat roof has an abundance of surface area thanks to this home’s single-level layout. There are over fifty solar panels on the top of this roof that generates and stores power. This enables this dwelling to be sustainable, self-reliant from the city power grid.

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Outdoors you will find an incredible 40-foot-long pool with an abundance of space to create a series of outdoor rooms for outdoor entertaining. A concrete slab patio has an outdoor lounge, fire pit, and 100 square foot deck. Along with lush gardens, this property includes a tranquil tree canopy and a natural dry creek.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Matthew Millman

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