Katherina Kolb. home design. February 03rd , 2017.
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.
Generous overhangs, external sliding shutters and perforated steel and aluminium eaves assist with naturally shading the facades. All doors and windows have performance glazing and are mostly full height which, together with the careful arrangement of internal spaces, ensured that the magnificent views are optimised for all rooms.
North from the main stairs the Entrainment Room with its faceted weathered copper bar, natural stone tops and custom laser-cut aluminium screen behind presents a rich, detailed contemporary living space. The Family Room, Kitchen, Dining and Lounge are to the South and all flow seamlessly onto the centrally positioned External Terrace which, though elevated, is sheltered by the carefully rotated bedroom wings above- whilst views out are vastly improved. A blue mosaic rimflow pool runs the length of the terrace and brings sea and sky into the living spaces.
Within this lush almost ambrosial setting, the predominantly hard and monolithic landscape design creates a deliberate experiential counterpoint. The building facade also becomes part of this setting, especially at the ground-plane level where, every so often, large vertically furrowed stone-clad panel walls frame the open space expanse.
From the high wood ceiling hang lamps, whose shape allows the light flowing through them to give them the image of glass bubbles floating in the air.The pool outside sits calmly, appearing to be a mirror that reflects the landscape that engulfs it.