Split Salt Box

The Split Salt Box house, located in Los Angeles’ Cheviot Hills neighborhood, offers a modern reinterpretation of colonial architecture by seamlessly merging historical influences with contemporary design. Employing a nuanced approach, the residence strategically divides the iconic saltbox form, rearranging its segments to create innovative spatial configurations and outdoor living areas. This architectural maneuver pays homage to heritage while addressing site challenges, fostering a dynamic dialogue between the built environment and its surroundings.

Internally, the house centers around a simple yet iconic staircase, gracefully serving both functional and artistic purposes. Vaulted ceilings, aligned with exterior geometries, establish a visual continuity with the surrounding landscape, underscoring the residence’s commitment to blending contemporary aesthetics with enduring architectural influences. This exploration results in a home that harmonizes modern sensibilities with timeless traditions, creating an intellectually and aesthetically resonant presence in the heart of Los Angeles.

Project Team: Aaron Neubert (Principal), Jeremy Limsenben, Shady Hakim / Structural Engineer: Craig Phillips Engineering / Civil Engineer: PS Engineering / Geotechnical Engineer: Irvine Geotechnical / Photography: Brian Thomas Jones