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Pittman Dowell Residence
La Crescenta, California

  • project PIttman Dowell Residence
  • architect Michael Maltzan Architecture
  • photographer Iwan Baan Photography

Located 15 miles north of Los Ange­les at the edge of Ange­les National Forest, the 3,500 square foot res­i­dence sits on 6 acres of land orig­i­nally planned as a small hill­side sub­di­vi­sion designed by Richard Neutra. Although three level pads were orig­i­nally cleared, only one house, Neutra’s 1952 Serul­nic Res­i­dence, was built on the site. An exten­sive desert garden and out­door pavil­ion occu­pies the second clear­ing. Today, the Pittman Dowell Res­i­dence sits on the last clear­ing, cir­cum­scribed by the wind­ing dri­ve­way which leads to the Serul­nic Res­i­dence on the bluff above.

Inside the house, living spaces unfold in a shift­ing array of framed views of spaces within the house and vistas out to the valley below. These per­spec­tive manip­u­la­tions begin at the level of the room, col­laps­ing and dis­tend­ing space through a series of non-par­al­lel walls that never fully enclose the space of a room.

The M60 was selected for this con­tem­po­rary, ele­gant home to com­ple­ment the design and pro­vide clean, bright light for a com­fort­able envi­ron­ment.

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