The Mandeville Canyon Residence based in Brentwood, California was designed by Griffin Enright Architects. The house sits on a canyon which the designers took advantage of by giving the residents epic panoramic views of their surroundings. Here is the description Griffin Enright give:
This project is sited on a knoll at the corner of a scenic canyon, with panoramic views of the city. The house is developed as of a series of horizontal volumes which merge with the terrain of the landscape at the rear, while from the front yard its presence is distinctly more urban, vertical, and formal. This dichotomy is emphasized by the articulation of two vertical walls that are folded into roof surfaces to create a backdrop anchored to the horizontal terrain. These two shell-like elements shift away from one another in plan to create a volumetric fissure where entry occurs into a vertical hall. Upon entry to the hall, a threshold redirects attention to the panoramic view through the loft-like living space beyond. Telescoping doors allow the entire house to become a porch like living room.