Wagoya House // a southern California contribution to Mid-Century Modern Los Angeles


Mid-Century Modern Revival

Southern California modernists have set a precedent for great design and we are honored to contribute to the incredible works of art and architecture in Los Angeles and the surrounding cities.

Neutra, Schindler, and Frey

The great architects of the early and mid-century including Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and Albert Frey pushed the limit of quality through minimalism and form.  We draw much inspiration from the local vernacular.  The Wagoya house is a modest home remodel in the Westchester neighborhood near LAX in which we drew inspiration from Japanese  post and beam carpentry techniques.  The roof overhangs extend over five feet to provide shade from the southern California sun by way of exposed Douglas-Fir beams.  The entry façade is composed of a custom curtain wall of high-performance glass which sits between hidden wood wrapped steel braces to laterally support the façade.

A creative solution to vertical board and batten siding, our team designed and built a siding accent which wraps the top half of the dining room.  Composed of vertical grain Douglas fir custom milled lumber each section is rotated from flat to perpendicular.   A thin linear LED light is tucked under the façade for night safety and highlighting.