For most of us, travel came to a standstill in 2020 and many of us were stuck at home, which also became the office. Not being able to go anywhere, see friends and family, and no change of scene added to the stress of the pandemic, which drove many of us crazy and dreamed of when and where we could visit when the lockdown wore off. A dream location is Saddle Peak House, a modern Los Angeles retreat in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the Pacific. The secluded home was designed by Michael Sant of Sant Architects and offers the feeling of being immersed in the surrounding landscape with views of rock formations, native plants and of course the sea, resulting in a truly relaxing experience.
The structure made of concrete, wood, steel and glass rises from the ground without overpowering it. The juxtaposition of the weight of the concrete walls and large glass surfaces merges into a balance.
Just a few steps from the house is a dark blue infinity pool that mimics the color of the ocean.
The rectangular horizontal structure appears to float above the ground as its steel frame extends outward to form covered decks that expand the square footage.
Inside, the house has a minimalist aesthetic with warm wood tones and massive windows that frame the view in all directions.
Saddle Peak House can accommodate a number of people with its four bedrooms, one of which is in a private studio. The main building houses the master bedroom with great views of the Pacific and two further bedrooms. Perfect if you want a quiet vacation on your own or if you want to bring an extended family or friends and everything in between.
Photos by Joe Fletcher.