April 20, 2017
Since its announcement in summer 2016, construction has begun on Dan Brunn Architecture’s Bridge House, a brook-straddling, single-floor residence in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The home, which will feature several of Western Window Systems’ innovative door and window solutions, will make the most of the unique lot on which it sits. Bridge House will live up to its name by engaging with the landscape in a most unusual way: by forming a literal bridge over one of the many creeks flowing through Hancock Park.
“It’s a unique proposition in its connection to the site, and a true Californian house that is indoor and outdoor space,” Brunn told Dwell magazine, which is collaborating with the L.A.-based architect on the home.
The residence, with its natural wood siding covering the entire building, will stretch 200 feet over the brook, with bedrooms on one side and the common area, accented by near-floor-to-ceiling windows, on the other. Providing the fulcrum of the home, is an outdoor terrace situated directly over the center of the brook and accessible by a three-panel Series 600 Multi-Slide Door. When opened, the multi-slide will seamlessly merge the indoors with the outside, letting breeze flow throughout the common areas. Huge panels of glass throughout the home will infuse natural light into the structure, a hallmark of Brunn designs.
Sidled up next to the bank of the brook on the residential side of the home is a reverse-edge swimming pool and patio shaded by the large trees already present on the lot. Next to the motor court at the other end of the house is the main entry, accessible by giant Series 980 Pivot Doors, with their thermally efficient dual-pane low-E glass.
“This was an amazing opportunity to partner with Dan Brunn on an exceptionally beautiful design,” says Andrew Darr, Western Window Systems’ vice president of custom sales. “His attention to detail and modern aesthetic make this a very, very exciting project to be part of.”