Residential: Reiter Residence
El Segundo, CA
Guest House and Artist Studio
Completion Date: 2009
Area: 1,500 square feet
This guest house and artist studio is an addition to the Client’s current residence. The two buildings create an interesting dichotomy between contemporary and traditional design, as if the scale and architecture of each is emboldened and strengthened by the other. Located on the border where the residential zone meets the commercial spine of El Segundo, the building becomes a transitional fiber in the fabric of the city as it takes the leap from non-confrontational and familiar to hard edged aesthetics.
The artist studio was created as a large two story space with a high, north facing translucent wall, bringing in diffused even light. A long sliding glass wall opens from the studio onto a private garden.
The guest house portion is comprised of a second floor one bedroom apartment with tall ceilings. Angularly perched above the mangaris clad base of the garage, the dark gray stucco box affords it’s occupants surprising vistas in all directions.