The neighborhood where the newly renovated Pedram Residence sits today was brand new almost sixty years ago. Originally built in the Beverly Hills based Trousdale Estates, the home is one of the area’s many graded flat pad lots that was developed at the time. Since then some of the homes in the area have undergone serious renovations. The Pedram is one of them, and it’s recent transformation is equal parts practical and impressive.
When the lot was first developed in the 1950s, rules set the maximum building height to 14 feet so every homeowner shared an equal stake in the area’s ocean views. The updated structure respects this fundamental rule, but makes the home feel more loft-like than the original structure.
To achieve this effect, Abramson Teiger Architects demolished nearly half of the home. They built the new space at maximum ceiling height, but maintained a lower ceiling height for more intimate spaces like the kitchen and den.
Clerestory windows let light seep into the house while enhancing the floating nature of the roof above, and 12 x 20 foot glass walls in the living room open up to the pool patio. The result is highly transitory, and from the pool at the back of the house you can easily see through The Pedram Residence and into the horizon.
This indoor outdoor flow makes the home perfectly suited for entertaining. As if this weren’t enough, the lights of Los Angeles glitter off in the distance, visible from almost every room.