Perched on a hillside between the thousand-year-old Hollywood oaks in Los Angeles, California, this home is designed by Kristen Becker of Mutuus Studio. Simple yet elegant, it is especially designed for unforgettable family moments. When the owners invite their friends or neighbors, the atmosphere becomes jovial and incomparable.
The entrance to the house, located on a slope in Los Angeles and designed by Kristen Becker, is possible from the top of the site, via a wood and steel bridge, spanning a covered secret garden, and through a large bronze door. Light streams into the guest bathroom through a skylight, creating the impression of a protective fortress. Crossing the threshold and stairs, guests are welcomed into a main living space as if in a grand hall. The kitchen is composed of blackened steel and walnut veneered cabinets with brass accents. The adjacent dining room, outfitted with a slim teak table by Danish designer Finn Juhl and caramel leather chairs, features a central circular dark fireplace, a subtle divider between the kitchen and living room characterized by eclectic objects, such as African masks, a Willy Daro bronze table, and a cast of a bone broken during childhood. Light pours into the space through the black steel Brombal windows. The back wall of the living room is glazed and faces south, offering a breathtaking panorama. A heavy metal swinging opening with gears and chains completes the interior material palette and reinforces the notion of intertwined places. Access to the pool and guest rooms is through a glass window that opens onto the terrace and second dining room. These are two worlds merged. Medieval Irish style meets Californian. Imbued with luxury, this building is a fabulous place to call home.