Project Detail


Hollywood Hills Residence

Los Angeles, CA United States

Griffin Enright Architects, Electrolux


Project Description

2010 RADA

Renovation / Merit

Griffin Enright Architects choreographed a series of simple moves that brought space, light, and architectural interest to this ordinary California home. The firm's work "totally subsumed a rather banal house and made it extraordinary," one judge observed.

Located on a steep hilltop overlooking Hollywood, the circa 1940s tract home had dark, chopped-up spaces and a poor indoor/outdoor connection, despite various renovations, says Margaret Griffin, AIA. She and partner John Enright, AIA, LEED AP, stripped the house, retaining reusable elements where possible; eliminated four walls on the ground floor; inserted a two-room addition; and pushed the staircase to the back. "The new location of the stair allowed us to seamlessly unify the five different levels of the house," Griffin explains.

Large sliding and folding doors open up the house to the front courtyard, and two large street-facing window boxes bring light to the second-floor master suite. The high-contrast palette of dark- and light-colored materials offered a means of "playing with spatial volume," she adds.


Project Details

Hollywood Hills Residence
Shared by:
Project Team:
    Margaret Griffin, John Enright, Principals in Charge; Margaret Griffin, Project Architect.
  • General Contractor: Art Lopez 
  • Landscape Architect: Margaret Griffin 
  • Interior Designer: Margaret Griffin 
  • Photography: Benny Chan/Fotoworks 

Specified Products

Bathroom Fittings: Hansgrohe (Axor), Kohler Co.; Bathroom Fixtures: Duravit USA, Kohler Co.; Cooktop: Gaggenau; Countertops: DuPont (Corian); Dishwasher: Bosch Home Appliances; Doors, Windows: Fleetwood Windows & Doors; Hardware: Omnia Industries; HVAC Equipment: Electrolux Major Appliances; Kitchen Fittings: Dornbracht Americas; Kitchen Fixtures: Just Manufacturing; Lighting Fixtures: BEGA/US, Birchwood Lighting, Con-Tech Lighting, DaSal Industries, Liton Lighting; Oven/Range: Miele; Refrigerator: Sub-Zero; Skylights/Roof Windows: Sun Valley Skylights



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