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Sprucewood, Bel Air, California
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The house is located in a steeply sloping canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains. To blend in with the site, as opposed to standing proudly on the hilltop, the house keeps a low profile as it stair-steps up the hill; at no point is it more than twenty feet high. The red lathe structure floating above the house provides shade for the windows, yet it allows sun-dappled light to the decks lying beneath it.