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Now shallower, the existing kidney shaped pool was redesigned to incorporate a jacuzzi and a 3” deep wading pool for “floating” lounge furniture.
Now shallower, the existing kidney shaped pool was redesigned to incorporate a jacuzzi and a 3” deep wading pool for “floating” lounge furniture.
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West Hollywood Residence

Project Scope: Extensive exterior and interior remodel and addition to a 1,800 square foot 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom two story 1980’s home in West Hollywood, CA.  The completed home is 4,500 square feet and includes 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, as well as a media room, and an office.

This West Hollywood residence is located in the hills above Sunset Boulevard with 180 degree views of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Brentwood below.  The goal of this extensive remodel and addition was to capitalize on the spectacular views and thereby maximize the natural light throughout the two-story home.  To achieve this, the home was reoriented West, with the sun-soaked master bedroom facing South, overlooking the backyard pool area and the Wilshire corridor beyond.

The owner, a frequent traveler to Thailand and Cambodia, desired a look that fused a South East Asian expression with a modern contemporary aesthetic.  The approach was to incorporate rich natural materials, indoor-outdoor living and create dedicated areas to display the owners vast collection of artifacts.  The exterior of the home is enveloped in red mangaris exterior wood cladding; indoor and outdoor spaces flow into one another through retractable doors, full height glass walls, and harmonized materials.  Artifacts are peppered throughout in display nooks, on axis, and as focal points.

 The backyard is blanketed with bright green vegetation, a glass mosaic tiled pool, and an oversized white daybed that connects the pool area with the outdoor living and dining rooms.  Now shallower, the existing kidney shaped pool was redesigned to incorporate a jacuzzi and a 3” deep wading pool for “floating” lounge furniture.  The intimate outdoor living room sits to the West-side of the home and includes a built-in sofa, twin fire pits and white travertine pavers.  It leads to the outdoor dining room, the home’s primary dining area.

At the entrance of the home, a 14’ full height glass jewel box displays the interior floating staircase made from 100-year old reclaimed teak, glass, and blackened steal.  Beyond the custom-made pivoting forms-and -surfaces bonded metal steel door, the interior is bright, clean and open-concept. 

The entry leads into the main living room, the focal point of which is a large smooth Venetian plaster fireplace with granite mantle.  A double height ceiling cut-out and black walnut flooring connects the living area to a chef’s kitchen, which features a custom-made stainless steel countertop, cabinets created from Roman Coin leaves cut into glass, and the kitchen window with garden views.  The kitchen also includes Ann Saks crackled white tile and a custom-made pebble embedded dining table set against slate pavers. 

 

Off the main living room, a 300+ year old monastery door from South East Asia slides open into an office and the ground floor powder room leads to a bathroom and linen closet.  The powder room is defined by a long stainless steel wall-mounted fixture that emphasizes a single antique Asian table with a granite basin.

 

Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms: a master, a guest room and child’s room, as well as 2.5 bathrooms.  The windowed master bedroom includes a linear gas fireplace with a granite mantle that ties seamlessly with the 100% silk carpeting that mirrors the marbling of the granite.  The luxurious master bathroom is completely inset in jade, from the floors all the way to the bathtub.  Next door, the distinct children’s bathroom features a neon-metro apple green resin sink.

 

 

 
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Status: Built
Location: West Hollywood, CA, US

 
The oversized daybed -- actually a canvas-covered futon -- sits tucked into the deeply recessed space, providing an informal spot to hang out and escape the sun.
The oversized daybed -- actually a canvas-covered futon -- sits tucked into the deeply recessed space, providing an informal spot to hang out and escape the sun.
The intimate outdoor living room sits to the West-side of the home and includes a built-in sofa, twin fire pits and white travertine pavers. It leads to the outdoor dining room, the home’s primary dining area.
The intimate outdoor living room sits to the West-side of the home and includes a built-in sofa, twin fire pits and white travertine pavers. It leads to the outdoor dining room, the home’s primary dining area.
The house, sited on an oddly shaped hillside lot, was reorganized and refocused to take advantage of the views. The new street-side addition includes two upstairs bedrooms, with large windows, and a 16-foot-tall wrap-around glass window wall, or
The house, sited on an oddly shaped hillside lot, was reorganized and refocused to take advantage of the views. The new street-side addition includes two upstairs bedrooms, with large windows, and a 16-foot-tall wrap-around glass window wall, or "jewel box," next to the front door.
At the rear of the house, the indoor and outdoor spaces flow into one another through custom retractable doors and full-height glass walls. The exterior is clad in red mangaris from Indonesian forests managed by sustainable practices. Limestone pavers cover the patio floor.
At the rear of the house, the indoor and outdoor spaces flow into one another through custom retractable doors and full-height glass walls. The exterior is clad in red mangaris from Indonesian forests managed by sustainable practices. Limestone pavers cover the patio floor.
The master bedroom looks out over the backyard and existing kidney-shaped pool, which was redesigned to incorporate a Jacuzzi and a 3-inch-deep wading pool for
The master bedroom looks out over the backyard and existing kidney-shaped pool, which was redesigned to incorporate a Jacuzzi and a 3-inch-deep wading pool for "floating" lounge furniture.
A double-height ceiling cutout and black walnut flooring connect the living area and the kitchen, which features a custom stainless-steel countertop and black slate floor. Cummins ordered the custom tabletop, which was made in China using smooth, cream-colored riverstones set in clear resin.
A double-height ceiling cutout and black walnut flooring connect the living area and the kitchen, which features a custom stainless-steel countertop and black slate floor. Cummins ordered the custom tabletop, which was made in China using smooth, cream-colored riverstones set in clear resin.
Beyond the custom-made pivoting forms-and -surfaces bonded metal steel door, the interior is bright, clean and open-concept.
Beyond the custom-made pivoting forms-and -surfaces bonded metal steel door, the interior is bright, clean and open-concept.
A slot window was used instead of a traditional backsplash, opening the kitchen to the view of a small side yard. The cabinet fronts were inset with Livinglass, in which Roman Coin leaves were embedded in a resin layer between two sheets of recycled glass. White crackled tile from Ann Sacks.
A slot window was used instead of a traditional backsplash, opening the kitchen to the view of a small side yard. The cabinet fronts were inset with Livinglass, in which Roman Coin leaves were embedded in a resin layer between two sheets of recycled glass. White crackled tile from Ann Sacks.
The windowed master bedroom includes a linear gas fireplace with a granite mantle that ties seamlessly with the 100% silk carpeting that mirrors the marbling of the granite.
The windowed master bedroom includes a linear gas fireplace with a granite mantle that ties seamlessly with the 100% silk carpeting that mirrors the marbling of the granite.
The powder room is defined by a long stainless steel wall-mounted fixture that emphasizes a single antique Asian table with a granite basin.
The powder room is defined by a long stainless steel wall-mounted fixture that emphasizes a single antique Asian table with a granite basin.
The floating staircase is made of 100-year-old teak, glass and blackened steel. The wood, from Berber World Imports in Culver City, was reclaimed and milled to fit the structural steel supports that are anchored in the wall.
The floating staircase is made of 100-year-old teak, glass and blackened steel. The wood, from Berber World Imports in Culver City, was reclaimed and milled to fit the structural steel supports that are anchored in the wall.
Off the living room, a 300-year-old monastery door Cummins bought in Southeast Asia slides open to reveal his home office. The door is mounted on clean-lined, stainless-steel track by Barn Door Hardware.
Off the living room, a 300-year-old monastery door Cummins bought in Southeast Asia slides open to reveal his home office. The door is mounted on clean-lined, stainless-steel track by Barn Door Hardware.
The focal point of the living room is the large, smooth Venetian plaster fireplace and granite hearth. Directly behind it is the front door and the glass
The focal point of the living room is the large, smooth Venetian plaster fireplace and granite hearth. Directly behind it is the front door and the glass "jewel box," which floods both floors of the house with light. The door at right leads to the garage.

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