Hollywood Hills Residence
The site enjoys some of the most breath-taking views of Los Angeles imaginable. With expansive panoramas across the grid below — spanning from Downtown to Santa Monica and select views of Lake Hollywood and the Hollywood sign on the backside — the design process for this still in-progress house moved fairly quickly to becoming a glass house. Built on the ridge of a hill, the life of the house embraces indoor-outdoor, sustainable living — enabled by walls of glass and huge sliding glass doors that open whole walls to the outdoors. The life of the house will smoothly flow between the indoor and outdoor rooms, and between shaded and sunny areas. Below the living level is the entrance through a parking court at the end of a long uphill drive. And above are three bedrooms and related programming, each with excellent framed views. A balcony encircles the upper level of the structure and allows one to promenade around the house high up in the air.
Photo Credit: Eric Staudenmaier