[Architect Dan Brune’s House]A bridge house above a stream in a luxury residential area in central LA!
Hancock Park is a quiet residential area where the official residence of the mayor of LA is located. The mansions are lined up in the remnants of many Hollywood stars in the 1930s. Here’s a mansion on a creek that the architect built for himself, inspired by his hometown of Tel Aviv.
Hancock Park, Los Angeles, California
When you open the front door, the first thing that catches your eye is the living room where the sunlight shines through the lighting window. Works by
A modern yet comfortable home!
The vertically long house is 6m wide and 64m long, and has the image of a mini hotel resort. The swimming pool in the garden also serves as a mirror that reflects the building. The point of the design is to make the building stand out while connecting with the surrounding nature.
I wanted to live in the center of LA, because it’s like a green, quiet suburb. That’s why architect Dan Brune built his own mansion in Hancock Park. He found a piece of land with a stream running through it, purchased it, and named it the Bridge House, imagining a bridge that spans the stream. A modern house with huge windows has been completed in a white building like his hometown of Tel Aviv.
What is important in his architecture is actually “sunlight”. “When I design a house, I enjoy the way the sun’s rays are dancing and meandering through the space,” he says. Geometric and functionalism. It was inspired by the Bauhaus architectural style, which is synonymous with modernism. The minimalistic structure is also beautiful. The “head” of the building is the bedroom, and the “leg” is the living room. In between are the kitchen, dining room, den and guest rooms.
“The place where I feel most comfortable is the small hideout-style den that was built with the image of a tea room. In the morning, I drink coffee while looking at the greenery outside.”
The mechanism of the long corridor is also unique. The window at the middle point is designed to separate the private and public spaces, so that when you walk in from the entrance you can see the outside, but you can’t see it when you walk in from the bedroom in the opposite direction.
What does home mean to you? When asked, “A place where you can rest in peace and quiet and make memories.” It may be possible to design architecture that attracts people because it is a mansion where you can spend a relaxing and elegant time.
● Site area: 0.35 acres (about 428 tsubo)
– House area: 4656 square feet (about 131 tsubo)
House price: $ 12 million (approximately 1.56 billion yen at 1 dollar 130 yen conversion)
Number of rooms: 11 rooms (4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms), 2 stories
Built in: October 2019
Architect: Dan Brune
● Family composition: 1 person.1 pet dog
A hideaway-style room called a den in the United States. “I drink coffee, watch TV. Whenever I want to relax, I come here,” says Brune.
The idea of building a house that looks like a bridge over a stream is unique to him. The length of the bridge is 20m.
An open dining room with a wall of windows. In the daytime, you can fully enjoy the view of the trees as the sun shines brightly. At night, a unique pendant light from his friend’s brand
long corridor. “Walking here makes me feel calm. I feel like I’m meditating.” The direction from the entrance where you can see the outside scenery and the direction from the bedroom where privacy is protected without being able to see the outside, the structure of the window at the intermediate point to switch between the outside and the inside is interesting.
①Pizza oven outdoors
The terrace next to the swimming pool is equipped with an American-made Lynx outdoor pizza oven, oven grill, refrigerator, and sink.
② Spacious closet
Well-organized walk-in closet. “I incorporate minimalism into my life. I carefully select and buy only what I need.” Stores collections such as
③ Woody bedroom
The bedroom is a relaxing space with wooden building materials. The comforter and pillow are
④Italian kitchen furniture
The kitchen furniture is Italian
⑤Bathroom with skylight
Bathtub with large skylight. Taking a bath while gazing at the starry sky is exceptional. The shower is a healing space where you can take a bath while looking at the trees outside.
⑥ Creative offices
A home office that is separate from the basement. A picture and a record player of
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Photo by Kaori Suzuki Text by Yoko Fujimoto
photo: Kaori Suzuki text: Yoko Fujimoto
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