19 Buckskin Road Bell Canyon CA Ed Niles FAIA

The De Muri Residence, 1979

Great residential architecture begins with a close study of the chosen site. Here in the gated equestrian community of Bell Canyon, Niles found a flat pad atop a rise, screened from the street by huge boulders. From here one enjoys sweeping views south of steep canyon walls, the forested canyon below & a cinematic landscape of open hillsides, oaks, big skies and impressive rock formations. With space...

Wilen House, 1993

A gated drive gently curves through the rolling 17-acre site to a linear, steel-clad retreat reflecting the heroic scale of boulders & rock escarpment beyond. Space and light flow easily through the 200-foot nave framed by 2 paired rows of columns and the translucent ridgeline with clerestories. Every room frames a spectacular view. Twin half-cylinders at each end contain twin bedrooms at the north and...

Whitham House, 1989

The copper vaulted roofline strikes a machine-like counterpoint to the rolling greenery and distant ocean views. Continuous space binds the living, dining, kitchen and family rooms as they open to a broad terrace paralleling the house. The master suite lies at one end of the residence with fireplace and garden bath. At the other end lie two guest bedroom suites, one with a hidden loft-office. Gated...

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