A challenging, hilly lot
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A Difficult Dream Home

The hilly lot in the Moreno Highlands area of Silver Lake was a challenge for architect Lorcan O’Herlihy, who sank a dozen caissons to support a retaining wall behind the house. (EDMUND BARR)
Inside, next to the room that serves as an office, O’Herlihy opened up a slice of wall to let in light and expose the pine slat exterior. (EDMUND BARR)
Open shelving and concrete counters are featured in the kitchen. (EDMUND BARR)
a wood-framed acrylic panel divides the home office from a guest bedroom. it can be slid open to make the office seem larger. (EDMUND BARR)
A deck outside the master bedroom has vintage patio furniture and is covered with blue astroturf and glass pebbles. (EDMUND BARR)
green glass tiles in the bathroom enliven the interior. (EDMUND BARR)
An orange wall behind the bed adds some flair. The floors throughout the house are bamboo. (EDMUND BARR)