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Montee Karp Residence

Montee Karp Residence, Malibu by Patrick Tighe Architecture, Located on a hillside site in Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this 2,200sqft home is the result of an extensive remodelling of an existing home in need of an upgrade. The front facade extends inwards to define the interior spaces creating a forced perspective, framing the extraordinary views out to the Santa Monica Bay.

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Display niches, lighting, and the configuration of the spaces enhance the experience of viewing the art. A steel stair with a custom laser cut pattern cantilevers out from the wall. Light from the skylight above filters through the stair and projects a dynamic texture of shadow and light throughout the interior.

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A grand entry door marks the threshold into the relatively small house. The door is made of a 2-inch stainless steel tube frame. The 10-foot-high door is set on a hydraulic pivot and a concealed magnetic locking device. A slit window in one corner of the house frames a sweeping view of Santa Monica Bay.

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A ten feet stainless steel entry door marks the threshold into the residence, through the use of a hydraulic pivot and a concealed magnetic locking device. The play of light and shadow, and unusual geometric form of the door, give hints of an extraordinary space.

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The articulated volume of the building’s front facade merges the outdoors with the indoors, emphasizing the roof, walls and floor. The interior of the residence was designed to accommodate the client’s extensive collection of contemporary art. The minimalist space incorporates display niches and accent lighting, to enhance the experience of viewing art.

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The stair, a feature element, was designed with cantilevering steel treads, each showcasing a custom laser-cut pattern. The skylight above filters light through the perforated stair, creating an enchanting ever-changing texture of shadows and light on the walls and floors.

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Patrick Tighe Architecture:

The 2200 sq. ft. residence is located on a severe hillside site in Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The project is an extensive remodel of an existing post-and-beam home in need of a structural, programmatic and environmental upgrade. The residence is re-envisioned for the 21st century.

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The existing roof geometry is accentuated creating a language of faceted surfaces. The articulated volume of the building’s front facade extends indoors to define the interior spaces, resulting in a dematerialization of the roof, wall and floor planes. A forced perspective is created, framing the extraordinary views out to the Santa Monica Bay.

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The minimal, gallery-like living space is designed to accommodate the client’s extensive collection of contemporary art. Display niches, lighting and the configuration of the spaces are planned to enhance the experience of viewing the art.

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The stair has cantilevering steel treads, each with a custom laser-cut pattern. Light from the skylight above filters through the perforated stair to project an ever-changing texture of shadow and light, enlivening the walls and floor.

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A grand entry door made of a stainless steel tube frame marks the threshold into the relatively small house. The 10’ high door makes use of a hydraulic pivot and a concealed magnetic locking device.

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Project Data:

Project name: Montee Karp Residence
Location: Pacific Palisades, California, United States
Coordinates: n/a
Type:

  • Type By Characteristic: Modern House, Renovation / Expansion / Extension : House
  • Type By Site: Hill House
  • Type By Size: Small House – (51 sqm – 200 sqm)
  • Type By Materials: Concrete House

Project Area: 200 sqm/2200 sq.ft
Status: Completed
Completion Year: 2014

Awards:

  • 2015 – Architect’s Newspaper Best of the Year Design Awards
  • 2015 – California Home and Design Magazine Awards
  • 2014 – Interior Design Magazine Award – Category: Small House – Winner
  • 2014 – INSIDE World Festival of Interiors Awards – Category: Residential Interior – Shortlist

The people:

Client / Owner / Developer: Nina Montee, Harvey Karp
Architects: Patrick Tighe Architecture – 1632 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States
Interior designer: Patrick Tighe Architecture
Text Description: © Courtesy of Patrick Tighe Architecture, archpaper, nytimes
Images: © Patrick Tighe Architecture, Trevor Tondro

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