Swallow

With its white terrazzo floors, twelve-foot high vertical-grain Douglas fir ceilings, floor-to-ceiling full glass windows and doors, and open free-flowing plan, this six-bedroom showcase home is evocative of classic Los Angeles mid-century early modern architecture. Situated on a nearly half-acre richly landscaped flat lot, this property is a calm oasis in the celebrity-studded ‘Bird’ streets of the Hollywood Hills. Visitors enter from the street directly into a private front courtyard, where they take a wood bridge over a decorative fountain pool to the 12′ high front entry door. Upon entering the home, the eye travels all the way through the house to the rear glass walls for a view of a 40′ long travertine wall with spouts spilling into the pool. All of the public and private spaces of the house have strong views and access to the exterior, opening up the interior spaces to the environment. The all-new construction includes many of today’s modern conveniences, such as a large dual-island professional chef’s kitchen with adjoining family room, fully-equipped outdoor kitchen and dining area, large master bedroom suite with separate sitting room, dressing room, and steam shower, large back patio with lap pool and spa, gracious back yard with a generous lawn and inviting fire pit, three indoor fireplaces, off-street parking for eight cars, and wiring for today’s most current audio, telecommunications and security technology. The house was the 2007 Los Angeles Designer Show House for Metropolitan Home Magazine and was featured as West Week’s house of 2007.