This residence by The Archers, a boutique creative design agency based in Los Angeles, draws on the well-curated design foundations of the client’s former home which they also created…
For Hill House IV, the second project by The Archers for their clients, a cinematographer and producer couple, they have reincorporated many of the furnishings originally specified in their previous residence, nearly a decade ago.
The clients left a very large, sensitively restored 1930’s Spanish-Deco home (featured here) and moved to a much smaller residence that has seen many design interventions over the years, resulting in additional square footage and a number of awkward spaces. Taking cues from the house’s boxy proportions and its many new aluminum-framed windows, doors and a retractable wall, The Archers are satisfying the clients’ enthusiasm for colour and pattern.
By introducing a number of high-gloss, brilliantly-colored elements (a new cadmium yellow cylindrical steel staircase, a spinach green monolith of casework, an ultramarine master vanity cabinet) and setting them against a pale grey backdrop, they have created more of a classic machine modernist feel that holds the disparate spaces together. A fireplace surround of honed black marble and burnished concrete block, a Corbusier-inspired marble and steel floor-mounted dining table, and walls of white Dieter Rams shelving are new additions. Sofas by Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Roy McMakin and a Gemini coffee table by The Archers are some of the furnishings migrating here from their former home.
Hill House IV is a case in point of The Archers philosophy that every space deserves to be the only one of it’s kind. Indeed this is – a glorious blend of colour, texture and wonderful styling with endless books and a covetable cacti collection. But really, It had us at the curved lacquered yellow staircase.
The Archers, a boutique creative design group based in Los Angeles believe that every space deserves to be the only one of it’s kind. Across multiple projects for the same client, they have also proven that a residence can be built on a consistent foundation of well-selected design elements…
The Archers design some of the most coveted high-end residential interiors in Los Angeles. Step inside Hill House II, one of The Archers earliest projects for a cinematographer and producer couple. Tomorrow we will post Hill House IV, the newest project for the same client. As a pair, they show the natural evolution of a collection of curated object that the creative firm strives to deliver to each of their projects.
Hill House II, one of The Archers earliest projects was the refurbishment of a rare surviving example of California Spanish Deco architecture, designed and built by Lyle Nelson Barcume in 1932.
The clients owned a collection of existing late 20th century pieces which were somewhat at odds with the elaborate tile work and shaped plaster details of the house. To pull it all together, the oak floors were ebonised and most of the unadorned plaster surfaces whitewashed. New bookshelves inspired by the library of the Villa di Granaiolo near Florence, as well as a chandelier and mirrored chrome sofa designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni give the oversized living room human scale. Tomato red draperies, cognac-colored mohair velvet upholstery, and an Archers-designed wool rug in vibrant complementary colours add drama and warmth. The Archers own ‘Gemini’ coffee table was originally designed for this room. Late 19th century Italian Chiavari chairs surround a minimalist Jean Nouvel table in the dining room, while new soft furnishings and unique pieces complement the client’s original furnishings throughout the house.
Tomorrow we will publish Hill House IV, a recently completed project by The Archers for the same client, proving that investing in pieces one truly loves coupled with clever design, can provide both longevity and a chance for reinvention.