Hollywood Hills

Background

Hollywood Hills House is a new build 1200m2 house designed over three floors in the slopes adjacent to Beverly Hills, Los Angeles overlooking the famous Sunset Strip and West Hollywood.

This contemporary house was designed with athe main living accommodation and principle bedroom on the first floor – with an infinity swimming pool overlooking views of the city.

The Brief

The clients approached Gregory Phillips Architects to design a house that could offer a contemporary solution to work on the steeply sloped site with a significant street presence.

The clients wanted a house with generous living spaces, five bedroom suites, staff accommodation, gym, wellness suite, cinema and separate studies.

What we did

Designing for a steeply sloped site, we designed a house that is entered via a double height raised ground floor entrance hall– immediately stepping up to the main living accommodation, or down to the bedroom suites. Entering the house, a view of the sky is revealed, and the user is encouraged to approach the main living floor, revealing the uninterrupted views of Century City and towards Downtown LA and the Ocean.

The split-level design also provides outdoor courtyard gardens to all bedroom suites.

The main living floor was designed with views on both sides of the house – ensuring that the house feels as though it is surrounded by verdant gardens. An exposed timber structure internally provides visual flair and extenuates the verticality of the double-height entrance hall.

Outcomes

A contemporary new house that appears modest in size due to clever arrangement of the spaces over three floors with incredible living accommodation.