This mid-century home held promise, despite having endured a series of clumsy additions, including a 1980s sunroom addition and years of disrepair and neglect. The home takes its name from a family of starlings that nested in the home’s wall cavities, which were left open from previously abandoned repairs. Originally designed in 1952 by noted Seatt...
The Starling’s Nest
Seattle, Washington, USA
The site is spectacular, a steep north-facing hillside with unobstructed views of the mountains beyond and a 180-degree panorama from the Hollywood sign in the east to the Burbank airport in the west. Building on this site, long considered unbuildable, presented two challenges: first, to minimize the impact of the house on the landscape and second,...
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Timothy Hursley, Here and Now Agency – Paul Vu, Brandon Shigeta, GLUCK+
This home is on a plateau above Coachella Valley nestled up against the Santa Rosa Mountains in Rancho Mirage, California. It was originally built in the 1960’s on a large flat property of 1.3 acres. The house sits roughly in the middle of the property and one enters from the driveway through a private courtyard. A swimming pool and spa are sited i...
Thunderbird Heights Residence
Stuart Silk Architects
Rancho Mirage, California, USA