Building Beautiful: West Hills

Our mission is to “build something beautiful,” and this week’s spotlight home is the perfect example of the beauty we create. A two-story addition and remodel project located in West Hills, the most impressive element to this home is the use of cedar and teakwood. Cedar is used on the siding and, although an expensive material, comes with many benefits. This wood is dense yet lightweight, making it ideal for construction and is naturally rot-resistant. Its tight, straight grain with few knots, gives the project a sleek finish and a look that will last a lifetime thanks to cedar’s ability to resist expansion and cracking. Beauty continues inside the home where teakwood was used to create the handrails. With many similar characteristics as cedar, teakwood is known to be resistant to many harmful agents including moisture, light, heat, and pests, contributing to its durability. Moving farther into the house, beauty takes on a different element in the shape of a mosaic floral tile in the Master bath, kissed with gentle light to complete the feeling of luxury. They say beauty doesn’t last forever, but we are confident that this home will defy the odds.

Building Beautiful: Mar Vista

Many times, our clients choose the location of their new house based on the view and this week’s spotlight home is no different. A ground-up project located in Mar Vista, the structural steel and wood framing was completed last December, and we could already see the beauty in what we were building. As the project progressed into February, you can see how the home’s design utilizes windows to flood the spaces with natural light, provide a luxurious entrance to the master suite, and frame the stunning view of Century City. This client clearly chose the perfect location as their new home truly embodies the “vista” in Mar Vista.


Building from the ground-up means building new life. In the case of this week’s spotlight home however, it is a ground-up ADDITION that is giving the home a new look. Still, the process remains the same. It is in this beginning stage of any ground-up construction when the imagination may struggle to see what the final masterpiece will look like. However, as all good structures require, step one is a strong and solid foundation. Within a month’s time, the framing and support structure begins to take shape. At this point, spaces and rooms are defined and the home’s skeleton is formed. Have you heard the saying about a house having “good bones?” This is that process.