Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills
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Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

This 1960s Los Angeles home has been recently renovated by architectural firm SweisKloss to resist fire.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

The living room of the house features fire-resistant windows with great views of Los Angeles.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

This room features fire-resistant windows and open doors to the patio as an escape route.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

The house’s living room features fire-resistant windows with great views of Los Angeles.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

The sweeping views come with a fire risk. The neighborhood has had to evacuate before. So the homeowners decided to prepare the house to resist flames.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

Abeer Sweis of SweisKloss worked on the project.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

The house’s second floor has a spa with a jet pool.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

The master bedroom features fire-resistant windows.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

The guest bedroom.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

SweisKloss used fire-resistant kinds of wood and windows to renovate the house.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

Abeer Sweis used what she calls an “envelope” strategy to make the house fire-resistant.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

This room features fire-resistant windows.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

The master bedroom features fire-resistant windows.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

The master bedroom features fire-resistant windows.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
Designing a fire-resistant home in the Hollywood Hills

The patio features fire-resistant wood that embellishes the entire home.

 (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
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