Located in Los Angeles, California, this home offers a retreat for its owners from the busy city life. The intention behind this project was to create living spaces with a deep connection to the exterior gardens. This is accomplished by arranging the house around a series of lush courtyards.

Project Name: Ghatit Studio
Studio Name: Ghatit Studio
Design Team: Adham el Ghatit
Area: 2,800 SF  ( 260 m2)
Year: 2021
Location: Los Angeles, California
Photography Credits: Adham el Ghatit

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©Adham el Ghatit

From the street level, the muted solid facade offers a degree of seclusion and privacy. The shaded entry courtyard creates a gradual shift from the streetscape to the inside of the house.

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©Adham el Ghatit

Once past the front door, the home unfolds into a series of living spaces and courtyards, each visually connected to the other. The home offers an indoor-outdoor living experience afforded in the climate of Southern California.

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©Adham el Ghatit

A palette of minimal and subdued materials makes up the home. The palette includes natural grey brick, wood accents, stucco walls, and concrete floors. This palette extends into the interior spaces to further strengthen the connection between inside and outside.

Ghatit Studio

Ghatit Studio is a Los Angeles based architecture and design studio. The office is engaged in designing various projects ranging from buildings, interiors, and objects. The studio’s unique approach to design embraces the process itself with the belief that it is just as important as the end product. This approach results in thoughtful creations that respond to the local context and individual circumstances set upon each project.

The studio was founded by award-winning Egyptian American architect Adham el Ghatit. Adham has a Master’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University, where he also taught design studio and digital studies. He is a licensed architect in California and New York.


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