Dimmick Drive Houses: Contemporary Hillside Homes in LA

Tucked into the picturesque hills of Los Angeles, the Dimmick Drive Houses designed by Freelandbuck showcase a contemporary architectural style with strong rectilinear forms and a restrained material palette.

These 2,000-square-foot residences feature bright, open spaces and abundant picture windows that invite the California sun inside, creating a seamless connection between the indoor and outdoor living areas.

Modern multi-level residence with sleek, angular design, large windows, and lush landscaping.

Bright, open-plan interior with wooden furniture, stairs, and views of the outdoors.

Modern kitchen with floor-to-ceiling windows, sleek cabinetry, and glimpse of outdoor patio.


Expansive windows, light-filled living space with dining area and cozy seating.

Spacious modern interior with large windows, wooden floors, and stylish furniture.

Modern kitchen with wood floors, island, and large windows overlooking greenery.


Spacious modern kitchen with high ceilings, large windows, and a wooden island with a gold faucet.

Spacious dining area with large windows, wooden dining table, and modern pendant lighting.

Spacious bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic city views and modern decor.

A spacious bathroom with a raised tub, glass enclosure, and elegant brass fixtures.

Bright, airy bathroom with wooden vanity, marble countertop, and tiled flooring.

Modern, multi-level residence with sleek, minimalist gray exterior and large windows overlooking lush vegetation.

About Dimmick Drive Houses

Nestled in the heart of Los Angeles, the Dimmick Drive Houses represent a captivating marriage of contemporary design and seamless integration with the surrounding landscape. Crafted by the visionary team at Freelandbuck, these residences exude a refined elegance, blending strong rectilinear forms with a restrained material palette.

Embracing the LA Lifestyle

Designed in 2023, the Dimmick Drive Houses boast bright, open spaces and an abundance of picture windows that invite the renowned LA sunshine to pour in. With a modest size of approximately 185 square meters (2,000 square feet) each, these homes showcase an innovative four-story configuration that minimizes their impact on the challenging hillside terrain.

Unique Architectural Expressions

Responding to the curve of the street, the houses feature distinct façades: one perpendicular, the other angled, each expressing its own unique character. The open, loft-like main levels seamlessly flow from the front living and dining areas to the double-height kitchens, creating a sense of effortless connection.

Embracing the Outdoors

Ample backyard and patio spaces emphasize the homes’ strong connection to the outdoors, encouraging residents to immerse themselves in the LA lifestyle. With three bedrooms and an elevator to navigate the steep upslope, the Dimmick Drive Houses cater to modern living with thoughtful design details.

Architectural Ingenuity

Addressing the challenging topography, the lower house features shifted floor plates that cantilever over the lower levels, while the upper house comprises a set of interlocking rotated frames. The second-floor void splits the façade, reflecting the scale of the surrounding residences.

Harmonious Contrast

The interior palette showcases a harmonious contrast between the two residences, with the upper house defined by lighter materials and the lower house characterized by darker finishes. This interplay of light and dark creates a visually captivating and cohesive aesthetic throughout the Dimmick Drive Houses.

Photography by Eric Staudenmaier
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– by Matt Watts