Willoughby Duplexes

Los Angeles, CA

Three lots in West Hollywood were combined to create an intimately-scaled urban campus. Each of the six 2-story buildings has an individual identity with expansive living space on the second level of the residences.

The Willoughby Duplexes encompass six 2-story units that take up an entire block consciously designed to create a “village-like” feel. The exterior of these 3-bedroom duplexes is dominated by a 13 feet tall by 12 feet wide façade of glazing and over-scaled tiles.  The treatment brings a clean industrial feel to the outside and breaks up the large floor-to-ceiling windows that make up the rest of the street-facing exterior. The addition of corrugated metal panels painted a bold and fresh acid green complements the vitreous texture of glass and tile. The duplexes are wood-framed constructed and are arranged in 3-bedroom layouts with the primary living quarters positioned on the second floor. With each building having its own key tile feature, and separate private entries, each unit of the duplex has an unique self identity.

SD is led by partners Russell Shubin, Robin Donaldson and Mark Hershman.

With offices in Culver City, Santa Barbara, and Orange County, California, projects are organized as a team effort, led and coordinated by an assigned project manager and project architect.

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ShubinDonaldson provides innovative environments for strategic, design savvy clients.

Projects are organized as a team effort, led and coordinated by an assigned project manager and project architect.