Barrington Duplex
Los Angeles, California

This 4,600 square foot duplex replaced a tiny old house on a tiny lot. Whereas zoning codes allowed us to build big, the constraints of the small lot made the design hugely challenging and therefore especially fun. We were able to design 2 beautiful and private residences, one with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the other with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and a huge roof-top deck.

The smaller unit was designed with a sand and white color palette contrasting with the more dramatic black frames of the windows and stairway railings. The larger unit uses slightly bolder hues, with a large brick wall adding drama and warmth to the main living space. The 800 square foot roof-deck is divided into a large wood lounge area and an open artificial grass area to make up for the lack of yard space. Both units have a covered patio off the open concept living area, true to our love of every day indoor-outdoor living.

Generous use of windows and skylights were used throughout to allow for plenty of natural light and to create architectural interest on the otherwise monotonous long and tall exterior walls.