Home Architecture An inviting Mandeville Canyon residence by Rockefeller Partners Architects

An inviting Mandeville Canyon residence by Rockefeller Partners Architects


Located in Mandeville Canyon, a small community in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, this inviting residence spreads over 3.14 acres with a green, cool and fresh atmosphere created by more than 200 mature trees. Envisioned by the architectural team at Rockefeller Partners Architects, the residence cleverly presents the owners’ lifestyle that is “useful, beautiful and timeless”.

When they learned that three of their favorite houses in west Los Angeles had all been designed by the same architect, and further discovered that this architect had designed (but never had a chance to build) a house for their Mandeville property’s previous owners, they knew they had found their firm.”, explained the architects.

An exquisite use of materials and design lines successfully created an eye-catching “heart of the home”: on the first level, “the stone fireplace wall is multi-functional: it extends vertically through the second floor and roof, and horizontally, penetrating the exterior wall to become a landscape feature along the pool. 

Within it, this stone wall houses the double-sided fireplace serving the formal living room and the more relaxed family room, as well as the more intimate fireplace for the upstairs master bedroom. As it moves from inside to outside and forms the hearths and fireplaces, the stone shifts in texture, while remaining consistent in form – it is the focal point and axis of the home.

Interior designer: Alana Homesley, Photographer: Eric Staudenmaier.