Los Angeles-based design firm Johnston Marklee is the creative force behind the award-winning “Hill House” elegantly stiched into a hillside in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. The design has won numerous awards since its construction in 2004, and has secured Johnston Marklee’s reputation as one of the most progressive creative firms in the country. The architects describe the project as such, “Designed for an irregular hillside lot in Los Angeles, the form of this 3,600 square foot single family residence results from two economically driven demands — to maximize the allowable volume permitted by the zoning code, and to minimize the amount of foundations and subsequent footprint of the house. The resulting structure adopts a site-specific form by registering the zoning envelope and optimizing the building volume’s performance on an inclined plane. Window qualities are minimized for privacy while window sizes are maaximized for views and ventilation. The overall cladding strategy seeks to minimize distinction between roof and wall planes while maximizing the differentiation between interior and exterior.” To learn more be sure to visit them at JohnstonMarklee.com.