Nakahouse in the Hollywood Hills

Project Name: Nakahouse
Architect:XTEN Architecture
Location: Hollywood Hills, LA

Nakahouse designed by LA based firmXTEN Architecture and is located up in the Hollywood Hills, below the Hollywood sign.


The dwelling is a contemporary update to an established home from the 1960s and the exterior was opened up to the hillside views and the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Since there wasn’t an option to change the building all, outdoor terraces were projected from all angles to maximize views of the surrounding landscape. Sliding doors blur the boundary between the indoor and outdoor areas extending the living spaces to the terraces. Exterior stairs lead to a jaroof deck with unobstructed views of the Beachwood Canyon, Griffith Park observatory and natural ravines. The façade is smooth andblack plaster intentionally creates a stark contrast with the white washed surfaces inside the home.


Photography by Steve King

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