Richard Banta

Legendary mid-century architect Richard Banta

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Legendary mid-century architect Richard Banta designed this incredible house for himself on a 45-degree slope in the hills on Sunset Plaza Drive. The currently two bedroom home features Banta’s signature pleated roof. The house’s iconic red zigzagging V-shaped steel stilts supports the home precarious hillside position while also being extraordinarily visually pleasing to eyes throughout the canyon. Perhaps one genius stroke is the stilts mirror the geometry of the roof giving it a sense of stability, a successful architectural solution to stilts and post and beams homes throughout Los Angeles.  

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