Inside A Contemporary Tour De Force In Los Angeles
This one-of-a-kind 20,000-square-foot residence unites soothing surfaces of blonde hardwood with aluminum, steel, and expanses of glass, resulting in bright, airy interiors and a façade that seems to disappear amid sunsets, clouds, and sky from its perch on one of the finest estate sites in Los Angeles.
Recognized for their impact on the architectural landscape of Los Angeles, Mehdi and Mandi Rafaty of the lauded firm of Tag Front create homes with a unique modern aesthetic, incorporating refined textural and sculptural details that bring complexity, simplicity, and functionality into stylish harmony. A singular construction, this one-of-a-kind 20,000-square-foot residence unites soothing surfaces of blonde hardwood with aluminum, steel, and expanses of glass, resulting in bright, airy interiors and a façade that seems to disappear amid sunsets, clouds, and sky from its perch on one of the finest estate sites in Los Angeles. Interior design by the esteemed César Giraldo furthers a sense of home as both a sophisticated hideaway and a veritable personal museum.
Los Angeles, CA | Chantel Mehrabanian, Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage
A dedication to distinctive design is immediately apparent in the organically curving roofline. At the home’s entrance, a manicured pathway leads beside a lush living wall and across a water feature, introducing views of the ocean, Catalina Island, hills, and canyons. Indoors, the creative inspiration continues in clean lines, geometric shapes, and eye-catching angles. A striking bespoke light fixture formed from a constellation of glass globes descends at the center of a winding, spiraling staircase that becomes a veritable art installation hovering above the living and entertaining areas.
One lofty, relaxed space is warmed by a multi-sided contemporary gas fireplace, while the formal dining room is wrapped in glass. Separated by an artful assemblage of open shelves are a lounging area giving way through a disappearing glass wall to a chic verandah and a casual living space adjoined by a bar with a sculptural wall. Nearby is a streamlined Poliform kitchen with a breakfast area and discreet caterer’s galley—all sure to satisfy the aesthetically minded as well as cooks of all skill levels.
In the impressively spacious owner’s suite—one of nine bedrooms—the curved architectural roof creates an oversized skylight on the edge of the suite’s soaring ceiling. Also included are a sitting area, a fireplace, two walk-in closets with numerous built-ins, and a sleek spa-like bath with tubs, a glass-walled steamshower, and dual vanities. A private glass-railed balcony gazes out toward the hills and horizon.
Leisure and wellness are easily accommodated on the lowest level, which includes a theater with eye-catching ceiling sound baffling, a Technogym-equipped gym with a mirrored wall, a sauna, and “wet room” with a soaking tub and open rain shower, and a contemporary wine lounge with capacity for a collection of more than 1,100 bottles.
Just outside the main level, the home’s lustrous glass rear façade is mirrored in the smooth surface of the alluring infinity-edge pool and spa. Beyond, seemingly suspended over the canyon, are some 1.6 acres encompassing lush lawn, a lanai, and a patio area with a gas fire pit set amid verdant grass and privacy hedges—a serene sanctuary high above bustle of the city.