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Located in one of the most notorious places on earth, this project is certainly worthy of its luxurious mansion title because of its position, the panoramas that come with it, design and the materials that were used in its making.
The structure was designed by Whipple Russell Architects, an American architecture firm that we have previously featured on our website: Matthew Perry’s Hollywoodian Bachelor Pad by Whipple Russell Architects. Their work has impressed us before and this project is worthy of the same admiration for their good taste in architecture. It is a two story building, designed for a single family. The interior is the key to beauty of this luxurious mansion, featuring a very shiny, minimalist and colorful atmosphere. The day area is organized around a white marble fireplace that brings together and creates a relationship between the dining area and the living room which features two sets of couches, one white and the other one pink. Naturally, there is a terrace which acts as an extension for the interior and its activities, allowing the inhabitants to relax and socialize in fresh air as well. But, let’s face it. The best thing about both of these spaces is not the furniture, the materials, the large space or the luxurious fireplace. It’s all about the views. Spreading on a surface as large as the eye can see, there is the city of Los Angeles. Amazing to watch from this height both during the day an at nighttime when it shines in the dark landscape, it is certainly an extraordinary image to be seen anytime from your home. That’s why this is not your regular house but a luxurious modern mansion that sets new boundaries in terms of living quality.
The access from this level to the one below can be done through a very stylish staircase. The second level houses another discussion area and two bedrooms; they are separated by a thin glass wall. These spaces also benefit from the amazing views of the city and where designed in the same minimalist manner as the rest of the house. Next to the bedroom we can find the bathroom which features some amazing glass made sinks and a very unusual bathtub that is in fact a very stylish touch that proves just how far an architect can go with the detail level. There is an aspect to the entire home that I have not mentioned yet but certainly contributes to its open atmosphere created by the large glazing. The structure. The designers opted for a very appropriate material that replaces the large concrete walls: steel. It is much more resistant to the stress created by the upper floor and the roof and so the pillars can be much thinner. This gesture reduces the structure’s perception which does not interfere with the open plan design, making the entire space feel free and airy.
Just as I mentioned before, the most important aspect of this project is its location and the views offered by it. Although the design itself is very stylish and modern, it fades in terms of effects when confronted with the power of the panoramas which dominate one’s perception of the ensemble.
Architects: Whipple Russell Architects