The Croft Residence


This 4,500 square-foot single-family home, situated in the Melrose district neighborhood, was designed to maximize square footage while preserving an indoor-outdoor living spaces. A roof garden provides additional outdoor space, a kind of elevated backyard, that was otherwise displaced by the building’s footprint.

Project Category



Completed 2018


Rebel Construction


5,500 sq. ft.

The material shift of white stucco against gray Equitone fiber cement board panels is intended to read as if the gray mass is being cut away to reveal the museum quality white interior—like a box with incisions made into it. A balcony off the master bathroom is the perfect example. Challenged by a lot only 40 feet wide, the residence features living spaces designed to open to the outside. An existing pool was reduced in size and left in place so the main living spaces open to it.


AUX Team: Brian Wickersham, Jeremy Fletcher, Matthew Aulicino, Jenny Barnish, Ricardo Moura, Uriel Lopez, Henry Dominguez.

Consultant Team: SD Construction, Oks’n Associates

Photos: Todd Goodman/LA Light Photo, Hunter Kerhart


2018 AIA LA Residential Architecture Award – Citation