Caverhill Residence – SPF:Architects
Perched on a ridge overlooking Beverly Hills canyons, the Caverhill residence’s angled roofline echoes the descent of the hillside beyond its walls. The house maximises its narrow pad by spanning across its long frontage and descending deep into the hillside to carve a 4,246 square foot house out of a lot that previously hosted a 1,750 square foot house, maintaining a modest elevation from the street.
The public facade with its fin-like exterior cladding, breathtakingly illuminated at night, provides controlled screening from the afternoon sun while playfully slicing the view into vertical strips of colour. The canyon facade cascades down the hill offering panoramic views of the Los Angeles basin. Over 1,000 of the home’s square feet are dedicated to terraces and balconies. An open plan with ample light and ventilation translates into low air conditioning and heating requirements, further minimised by the home’s energy-conserving AirFloor climate control technology.