Hill House IV by The Archers, Los Angeles
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-coloured 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.