Hill House Five is a compact two-storied residence located in California. The original building was built in 1954 and the renovation of it has been completed in 2017 by the architecture firm The Archers. The residence drew attention even back in time thanks to its picturesque view of seeing the Silver Lake Reservoir over the hillside. The main purpose of the renovation was to bring the home to its finest potential without obvious interventions. For that matter, the renovation was realized with great respect to the original of the residence even if there are only a few things that remained from the original such as dusty pink concrete block central fireplace at the core of the home, steel beams, and window frames.
One of the outstanding features of the design is the variety of wood preferences in different parts of the home. The sharpest wooden is the Western Red Cedar that’s been used for the ceiling which provides a natural pattern to design. American Black Walnut, Rift-sawn White Oak, and high-gloss Abet Laminati cabinetry are the other wooden materials that have been used and the harmony created by them are just gorgeous.
While wood materials provide a natural ambiance, other patterns such as custom ceramic tiles, ranging from light to dark blue in the bathroom and several vintage Swedish rugs also modestly draw attention. They bring colorful and exceptional touches to the design. Besides the architectural structure that draws attention most, also the furnish preferences are remarkable.
(In the first picture) In the living room, 529 Rio Coffee Table by Charlotte Perriand and bleached walnut sofa by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings maintain a vintage look with the custom oyster-colored triangular cement tile flooring and concrete block fireplace. Even if these features are parts of the renovation, they are specially designed in a way to give the atmosphere of the original of the home.
Another feature that the firm remained loyal to the original is plastic decorative window screens that have been recreated in water-cut powder-coated aluminum. The Archers’ respect and loyalty to the original presents a great renovation example as they made thoughtful touches by bringing past and future together in the most modest way possible for Hill House Five.