Sapire Residence


Pacific Palisades, CA
Single-Family Residential
18,000 sq ft
Completed May 2019

Organic Materials Layered in the Mountains

With a spectacular view of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the Sapire Residence is opened up for a fresh sea breeze and panoramic views.  Minimal in form, the layered design flows with an open and relatively informal floorplan to suit the needs of the homeowners.

Use of material is central to the design philosophy. The surrounding landscape is reflected in the home through various types of wood. Industrial board form concrete is utilized throughout which perfectly mimics the pattern and grain of the adjacent wood panels to create a continuous flow. Pebble and stone surfaces further integrate the nearby mountainside.

Operable walls pull abundant daylighting deep into the common spaces. Six reconfigurable screens shield occupants from heat gain and the afternoon wind, allowing the owners to enjoy unobstructed ocean views any time of day or year.

The master suite features a sitting room accented by an artisanal punched metal fireplace. A gracious skylight illuminates the wood paneled hallway and show closets. The en-suite his/her bathroom configuration includes direct pool access and a private patio connected to the marble-clad double walk-in shower.