Sherman Oaks Ranch House
This house located at the heart of Sherman Oaks features a new fengshui entry way which introduces the visitor to a single acacia tree as the pathway meanders to an integrated gate facade that blends with the garage door. Perched above the garage, the ADU is wrapped with a floating planter. The low sloped deep roof overhangs, topped with high performance TPO, add a horizontal element to the overall mass of the structure and provides shading from the sun. A juxtaposition of vertical board and baton over a horizontal ash wood rain screen siding visually balances the 2nd story addition and the existing home. The ground floor converts to a work from home office with a new 3 panel wood sliding door system with views to the pool.
Drawing inspiration from Richard Neutra aluminum sun louvers, we incorporated a vertical brise soleil to prevent overheating from late afternoon sun in this Sherman Oaks ADU and home remodel. This architectural feature allows views to nature and keeps the interior cool throughout the morning and evening and also adds privacy to the ADU which doubles as a work from home office.