Kitchen & Bath Business, Jan 2019.

Kitchen & Bath Business, Jan 2019.

In the early 1900s, hillside developments in Los Angeles often used the same design template as the flat lots in the valley below. These layouts – typical for the time period – had the main living and dining rooms facing the street. On the hills, this layout only worked on an uphill lot where the main rooms also faced the view; a downhill lot with a parallel floor plan would face the house across the street instead of the view out the back.

"Mansion Global", January 2019.

"Mansion Global", January 2019.

"The classic, tried and true concept of California living centers around the notion of bringing the outdoors in—of creating interiors that emphasize, respect and engage the most alluring aspects of the California climate and landscape," said Greg Roth, head designer at Home Front Build, an architecture, design and building firm based in Los Angeles.