Ethal Woods. home design. November 18th , 2016.
A key strategy to create a generous level for principal living rooms was to elevate the main level on a plinth comprising of guest bedrooms and secondary spaces such as the Gym, Study, Garage and all plant This Ground Floor is partially set into the steep site thereby maximising the living level and raising it above the noisy provincial road. The First and Second Floors were then set back, fragmented and rotated to create a central but sheltered external terrace. A glass bridge forms the link between the fragmented structures at the upper levels and permits North sunlight to shine between the bedroom wings and into the central areas on the South side of the house.
For the interior architecture the design approach by Mark Rielly and Jon Case was to focus on the use of natural organic materials such as timber and stone. Limed oak flooring paired with honey coloured stone walls contrast with black charcoals and chalky white finishes. These tactile materials add a sense of homeliness and warmth to the contemporary architecture. A number of elemental forces are captured in the use of water features and fireplaces.
The living room, dining room, and kitchen coexist in this spacious area in perfect harmony. A simplistic décor makes it abundantly clear that the protagonist of this house is, indeed, the view, and thus we must make sure not to miss the fantastic landscape that surrounds the home.
Venture outside to the incredible infinity-edged pool featuring a 12 person spa, fireplace, and entertainment area. The partially-submerged chaise lounges, reminiscent of a Greek island getaway, face the Pacific ocean in the distance as the basin of Los Angeles unfolds like a blanket. Taken altogether, the home demonstrates how the cleanest lines and understated detailing can create the most profound impact. To describe this home as anything less than a team’s greatest work falls short of its brilliance. Every detail of this majestic estate showcases the five years of heart and dedication that went into making 9945 Beverly Grove the perfection that it is, a truly one-of-a-kind property of rare distinction.
The main level living area flows to the outdoor living area, without one step or change in elevation. Engineered marble slabs measuring 5 x 10 feet are Italian-imported and create exquisitely seamless floors throughout. With years of dedicated experience facilitating the production and selection of customized materials for clients, Shelly and Avi have traveled to far corners of the world to bring rare, stunning, and oftentimes unexpected elements to this property. Nothing in the home exists for a singular purpose, but rather to evoke an emotional and lasting connection. Guests are sure to stop in their tracks when they experience the living room powder with its angled mirror and floating sink design. The metallic black pearl wallpaper lining the master bathroom creates a mesmerizing, kaleidoscope effect, while the 150 feet of custom floating planters outside present privacy in a captivating way.