My Dream House | Alicia Hanson


feature_266_516cb8ce831d7_Myers_West-LA-House_610x392Well, some of you will find it to be no surprise that my dream house resembles a garage. Barton Myers is an amazing architect in Los Angeles. His firm designs projects from residences to large urban developments. My favorite house is his own house which was a working experiment to address his taste and the environment where the residence is located, specifically fire danger. The home is located in Toro Canyon,  Montecito California. The house is comprised of 4 pavilions. To preserve against wildfire danger the pavilion roofs are comprised of recirculation pools that double as reflecting pools at this terrace home. The home also has steel roll-up doors that enable to the house to be completely shut if a fire does come through.

He has since built another similar house in Santa Barbara. I want to build something similar someday with large roll-up glass garage doors.

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  1. oh goodness alicia – it is totally my dream too to have those roll up doors! so glad to find you here 🙂

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