The indoor-outdoor relationship of the N-HN House made possible by the large double-leafed pocket doors, as seen in this photo.

View of the interior, showing the central staircase and the open arrangement of the main floor.

View from the backyard. Note the large deck off the master suite on the upper level, extending over the main living area. Mom and Dad can keep an eye on the kids playing outside, and at other times, just enjoy the view.

N-HN House, aNX Architecture, Aaron Neubert, Architect 2007

Architect Aaron Neubert AIA designed the N-HN House for his own growing family, replacing an original 1920’s bungalow. The residence maximizes a compact footprint that achieves a primary objective: to engage the multiple landscapes of the property. Exterior rooms extend from three main living space within the house: the kitchen, living room and master suite, more than doubling the total sqaure footage. Three double-leafed glass pocket doors act as valves to modulate environmental exposure , allowing the family a direct connection to the landscape, while maintaing a comfortable indoor temperature throughout the year.

The interior is organized around a central staircase, with guest suite, garage and laundry at the street level; a main level with kitchen/lounge, living room, dining room and children’s bedrooms on the main floor; and a master suite on the top floor. Large windows frame the home’s micro landscape, as well as the hills of Silver Lake, and offer the added benefit of natural, ambient light throughout the day, limiting the need for most artificial lighting.

The exterior building materials consist of cast in-place board-formed concrete, transparently stained fiber cement board, vertical grain western cedar and steel-troweled stucco. The interiors consist of reclaimed hem-fir wood flooring, Douglas fir cabinetry, soapstone and limestone counters, recycled glass tiles, recycled denim insulation and low-voc paints throughout.

The N-HN House is located at 3052 Berkeley Circle in Silver Lake.

View from the backyard. Note the large deck off the master suite on the upper level, extending over the main living area. Mom and Dad can keep an eye on the kids playing outside, and at other times, just enjoy the view.

N-HN House, aNX Architecture, Aaron Neubert, Architect 2007

Architect Aaron Neubert, shown at the N-HN House in Silver Lake in July 2007. Aaron received a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 1997. He holds a Bachelor of Design degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Florida, where he studied art and architecture. In 1994, he traveled abroad and pursued studies at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture, Vicenzia, Italy.

Aaron established his architectural practice in Los Angeles in 2000. His work has been recognized with Merit Awards from the American Institute of Architects (Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley chapters) and he is the recipient of the Van Alen Prise in Public Architecture. His independent and collaborative designs have been featured in numerous national and international publications including Architecture, Interior Design, Interiors, New York Times, LA Architect, Los Angeles Times, Dwell, Art in America, Architectural Design, Desert Living, Concetp, Arhitext, the Art Newspaper and the monographs Digital Architecture and All American. He has served as Design Instructor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, the Southern California Institute of ArchitectureOtis School of DesignWoodbury University, and Cal Poly Pomona.