The full renovation of the Canyon House emerged as a response to the dark and closed conditions of the existing early 1990's developer home, as well as the expansive "jet-liner" views of Los Angeles and the adjacent Wattles Canyon Park. Our approach focused on opening the spaces to one another and opening the entire home to the view City both day and night. By maximizing the window openings and installing floor to ceiling fixed and operable windows, the primary objective of openness was achieved. In addition, the entire living level was opened to create semi-autonomous, but connected living spaces. The main stair core was completely reconfigured to create a "stair room" that mediates the three floors of the house. This room is fixed with various styles and dimensions of stairs, storage and display areas, and materials to enrich the experience and to situate the stair as a sculpture within the center of the home. The terraces and gardens encircling the home were also designed to complement the interiors. Travertine was installed within the interior and exterior to create a natural transition between the environments. The entry garden is framed and incorporated within the stair experience.