This House is designed by Aleks Istanbullu Architects. This small cube guesthouse is nature-inspired retreat nestled in a canyon of trees overlooking Coldwater Canyon. It’s the place apart from the main house where owners could listen to music or to read a book. Even though it was planned as one room house it soon get a back structure with bedroom, bath and small kitchen. Exterior is clad in colored fiber cement green panels and make the biggest statement, with both a playful street presence and a respect for nature. Four granite stepping stones in a pond lead to the a solid wengé-stained door in the center of a clear glass wall. Wenge closet doors and bright resin panels continue the exterior’s color theme into the interior. Besides the bedroom and the kitchen with a pantry, the house feature double-height library with 16-foot-tall bookshelves.
Pb Elemental Architecture is the company which designed this beautiful modern house with many limitations. First of all the budget was very tight but the clients family was large and still growing. The site is only 1600 square foot although the Elemental Architecture managed to fit everything needed on it. The house includes four bedrooms, two baths, an open kitchen, dining and living areas, an entry corridor, a utilities area, a large storage room and an accessory dwelling unit with a full kitchen, bath, laundry and closet. In the end the building footprint is only 790 square feet with building cost of $167/sf and beautiful modern interior design.