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LR2 Residence in Pasadena, USA

May 5, 2020

Design: Montalba Architects

Location: Pasadena, California, USA

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

Photos by Kevin Scott

LR2 Residence

The LR2 Residence overlooks Pasadena and its adjacent mountains from its hillside perch. This new 4,200-square-foot house is made up of several distinct living volumes and programs.

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

In response to the client’s desire to retain a significant portion of the existing flat pad between adjacent slopes, the volumes are stacked to create a rotated series of rectangular masses abutting the hillside, each with its own take on indoor/outdoor space.

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

Outdoor breezeways, porches, courtyards, covered walkways and an immense rooftop deck extend the reaches of the limited floor area to the natural chaparral and views beyond.

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

The house includes guest suites, a home office, gym, and theatre screening room, as well as abundant outdoor spaces, all taking in views of the surrounding hills and valley.

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

LR2’s programmatic elements peel away from the primary group of building blocks and shift to follow the rough slope of the hillside terrain. The intended entry sequence flows with the landscape, guiding visitors along a reaching sidewalk that extends under the mass of the building.

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

The compression of the resulting space offers a unique arrival experience incorporating the natural creek just beyond front door, which is nestled on the second floor.

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

Following the natural grade, the front stairs create an arching path to a bridged entry portal, all the while showcasing panoramic views of the house. As the front door opens, the dark, angular façade of paneled concrete gives way to a light-filled interior of soft wood and bright white finishes.

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

Upon entering, visitors find themselves within an indoor/outdoor living space; framed views of the exterior landscape bathe visitors in natural light and immerse them in the natural world outside.

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

Once inside the residence, stairs descend to a private screening room or ascend to the third-floor living spaces. A series of open terraces mirror the interior living quarters, encompassing almost as much outdoor space as the enclosed third-floor footprint

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

LR2 Residence, Pasadena, USA – Property Information

Design: Montalba Architects
Project Type: Single-Family Residential
Completion Date: 12/10/2018
Square Footage: 4,200

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

Project Team
Structural Engineer: John Labib and Associates
Landscape Designer: EPT Design
Civil Engineer: Obando and Associates, Inc.
Waterproofing Consultant: Roofing and Waterproofing Forensics, Inc.
Surveyor & Soils Engineer: Irvine Geotechnical, Inc.
Lighting Designer: Sean O’Connor Lighting
Title-24 Consultant: PBS Engineers
MEP Engineer: PBS Engineers
A/V Consultant: Marconi Radio
Theater Consultant: Digital Bel-Air
Theater Acoustic Consultant: Paradise Theater
Contractor: Sarlan Builders

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

2019 AIA LA Residential Architecture Award, Honor Award
2019 AIA California Residential Award
2019 WAF Awards, House
2019 American MasterPrize
2019 The American Architecture Awards, Chicago Anthenaeum
2019 WAN Awards, House of the Year
2019 DNA Paris Design Awards
2019 LABC Awards

LR2 Residence Pasadena California

Photography: Kevin Scott

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Location: Pasadena, California, USA

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