Architecture studio McClean Design has completed this modern hillside home nestled in a desirable area overlooking Sunset plaza in Los Angeles, California. Clean lines and modern architecture characterizes this fascinating 9,000 square foot property located on a tight lot hovering above the LA skyline. The architects goal for this project was to maximize the views while at the same time maximizing the limited property space.
They did this by building down the hillside, creating a spacious basement area for entertaining as well as for parking. Since the property sloped back in two directions, the architects were able to create an entrance to the basement level garage from the street. They were also able to create a small backyard, helping to illuminate the basement level where guest bedrooms and entertainment spaces are located.
An important issue when designing this property was to allow privacy for the homeowners from the street level. The architects were able to achieve this by designing a sculptural marble wall that completely shields the front of the home, while at the same time creating an entryway water courtyard that opens into the kitchen. The interiors are illuminated with natural light through the use of expansive walls of disappearing glass as well as linear skylights.
The architects worked with Lynda Murray Interior Design, creating a rich palette of warm, natural tones. The designer integrated a variety of stones and wood ceilings to give the home a comfortable aesthetic. Outdoors on the main level is an expansive swimming pool, cascading into a water feature below. It wraps around a fire pit just off the main entertaining area. A unique feature of the home is the skylights within the pool, which enables daylight and views of swimmers to the pool below.
What We Love: McClean Design is one of our favorite modern architects and for good reason. With sleek, clean lines and fluid indoor/outdoor living spaces, there is so much to admire in their beautiful architectural masterpieces. This modern hillside home is no exception, its just as spectacular from the outside as it is on the inside. From the stunning water features to the modern furnishings and finishes, a true dream house… would you agree?
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Photos: Jim Bartsch
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