This Los Angeles Home Takes You Back to the 1960s Light and Space Movement |
This Los Angeles Home Takes You Back to the 1960s Light and Space Movement

This Los Angeles Home Takes You Back to the 1960s Light and Space Movement

Written by –
Vanessa Louie
on March 13th 2017
Hygge is home for Vanessa. If you're wondering how she likes to keep her house, think tidy and uncluttered. She even has a personal Pinterest board featuring only white colored homes, appealing to her minimal design aesthetic.

Light & Space: The Drexel Residence


At first glance, this stunning home in Los Angeles takes you straight back to the Light and Space movement of the 1960s, with its streamlined structure and modern panels.


This is the home of a couple who enjoy art, music and travel. With a keen eye for design, they were able to establish early on their vision to make this house feel like home. Let’s take a tour around the home.

Southern California home, Beverly Grove |

The clean facade boasts a beautiful maple and concrete entrance that stands out unexpectedly from the more traditional houses in the neighborhood. From across the street, the house entices the eye with its futuristic vibes. The driveway and front steps blend smoothly out to the pavement, while both the garage door and entrance are made from maple wood boards.

Southern California home, Beverly Grove |

The concrete steps are cleanly cut, ushering you straight through the door. The designers selected plants that would survive in the hot, dry conditions often found in Southern California.

Purple sofa and deep gray recessed shelving niche |

An equally modern living room greets you as soon as you step in. The bold lilac sectional sofa adds a burst of energy to the space, pared down by a glass coffee table with an intriguing stacked base.


The recessed ceiling gives the space privacy, while light coming in from the narrow horizontal windows illuminate the room. Even the shelves are recessed, creating depth in the walls emphasized by a darker shade of paint.

Raw steel frame staircase with open courtyard |

We can’t ignore the steel-framed windows that span from the floor to the ceiling, keeping natural light in the house. The polished concrete floors spread across the home, reflecting daylight and connecting different areas of the house.


The owners wanted an eco-friendly home that exuded understated luxury with timeless and classic finishes. With the courtyard easily in view, the interiors stay in harmony with the outdoors and the room feels spacious. The methods of construction have indeed ensured the owners’ aims were met.

White and walnut kitchen |

The open plan kitchen combines of modern and minimal perfectly, easily becoming one of the owners’ favorite parts of the house. The deep walnut cabinets are the perfect accents to the elegant kitchen island with its countertop in a similar rich brown shade.

Kitchen to pool in three easy steps | Green loungers by the pool |

The sliding glass walls by the kitchen lead out to a breezeway that also serves as an occasional dining area.


The open area is wonderful for entertaining guests as it sits right by the poolside, with the trendy green deck chairs openly inviting you for a relaxing day under the sun.

Staircase |

As you make your way up the suspended steel staircase, you get a view of the courtyard. When you reach the second floor, you’ll find two spacious bedrooms each with their own private bathrooms. The bedrooms look out to a view of the Hollywood Hills and gorgeous sunsets.

White and walnut master suite with open plan bathroom |

There’s an abundance of white custom closets lined across the room. The subtle walnut trims puncture the white space, keeping it interesting. Here, the designers made sure there’s more than enough storage to keep the living space open and free from clutter.

Upstairs landing for the bathroom and bedrooms in this contemporary California home |

The sliding doors offer an element of privacy to the room, without the need for bulky door knobs. Notice the pops of color from the black and yellow bookshelf, creating a striking counterpoint to offset the minimal space.

White contemporary bathtub on concrete in open plan bedroom |

Even the bathtub features smooth lines and slanted edges. It sits on the polished concrete floor, visually dividing the open plan master suite.

Recessed panel for walnut cupboard looks sleek |
Concrete and walnut in the bathroom |
Modern bathroom in Southern California |

The concrete bathroom exudes modernism, with the collection of shapes and wooden fittings. The play on textures contrasts the bright open plan bedrooms. Only a glass screen separates the shower area from the rest of the bathroom, so the light floods in unobstructed.

White bedroom with plenty of storage in built-in drawers |
Light and Space in this Beverly Grove Home

Sometimes, an area to step outside and breathe in fresh air, brings a whole new level of serenity to your space. Just off the master bedroom is a spacious elevated private deck that’s perfect for some meditation and calm. The wooden panels are warm, and complement the colored screens for when you need a bit more privacy.

Outdoor fire pit and chill out area by the swimming pool |

What’s great about this home is that it offers you different havens for relaxation. If you’re not feeling like staring off into trees, you can find your peace by the poolside. Another modern feature of the home is the concrete fire pit. There’s plenty of seating for when the homeowners and their guests want some quality time together.

Light and Space: The Drexel Residence by Minarc in Southern California |
Swimming pool |

The residence exudes a modern tranquility and opens up around the house in an almost unpredictable manner. The area is absolutely stunning and fully functional, it’s no wonder the owners are heads over heels for their new home. With an ambitious design vision, the designers were able to work hand in hand with owners to bring their dream home to completion.

Have you ever been to Southern California? Would you like to live in a contemporary home like this one? Let us know in the comments below.

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