Erik Olson, Architect

The 10-20-40 House, 2000



Capturing panoramic views of the greater Los Angeles basin, the 10-20-40 house was designed specific to the site in against the San Rafael Hills. Two of the three bedrooms offer southern and westerly facing views while the third bedroom commands soaring vistas to the west and north. The master suite features a balcony and reading room, full bath and tub with Carrera Marble.The natural evolution of the views on the site, as experienced vertically, influenced the locations and uses of rooms within the structure. Formal geometries defined the proportions of the building and of all the components. The proportions of the public rooms with the solids and transparencies of the exterior walls are disciplined by the application of rigorous geometries used in defining these spaces. The architecture promotes a serene environment. This calm enables a person within the rooms an opportunity to be present in and engage in the awareness of the dissolving and containment of the home, while immersing them in the ever changing light and colors that enter the space and that effect the surroundings, providing an opportunity to experience wonder with the world as it passes through the changes of times of day and seasons.


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    3 Bedrooms
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    2 Bathrooms
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    Property Size: 2173 sf
  • Erik Olson, Architect: Architect
  • CA: Prop-State
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    Property ID: 837

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  • Address: 6195 Buena Vista Terrace
  • City: Los Angeles
  • State/county: CA
  • Zip/Postal Code: 90042
  • Country: United States