ObjeKt Design Studio

Signal Hill, CA

The Nader Ghassemlou Residence, 2006

With the late opening of a new view tract in historic Signal Hill, the residential park filled in rapidly with large popular style family houses. For his own residence Ghassemlou of ObjeKt Design Studio broke with the surrounding conformity, and built his residence, with a nod to the earlier industrial aesthetic, in the modern style of steel and glass allowing an enhanced lifestyle with more light, more air, and open space.

The hilltop site and prime corner lot affords City and Ocean views. Rigid frame steel construction not only allows flexible open plan interiors, but also accommodates a dramatic 85 foot uninterrupted window wall that opens the residence pavilion-like to the garden. In addition to the open plan living, dining, den and kitchen areas, there are 3 bedrooms, office, 2.5 baths, and an attached two car garage. The long grassy garden area provides room for a pool.