The homeowners wanted to keep the guest house and main house spaces visually connected, but they liked the idea of keeping both spaces private, so designers added a small wall made of stucco to complement the design of both homes. Then, they lined the crushed limestone walkway with desert plants to create a connected, elegant design for both houses.
This 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival residence was remodeled and an addition was added to the back to create livable family areas, master bedroom suite, better indoor-outdoor living and an artist’s studio. Stucco privacy walls surround the backyard, which lush plantings and a welcoming outdoor living space under the pergola.
The front facade shows the Cor-Ten steel panels that wrap the second floor of this home. The panels, which were painted chocolate brown to hide the rust stains typically associated with weathered steel, have different types of bends and various amounts of circles. The type of space or wall behind the panel determined the type of panel used. If there was a window that needed light and some privacy, a panel with more holes was used, but if there was a wall of stucco, a panel with fewer holes was used.