Hill House II by The Archers, Los Angeles
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.