Dennis Gibbens Architects imagined a contemporary Beverly Hills home as a heavenly place under the Californian sun where living and entertaining go hand in hand.
Completely renovating the existing structure and offering inhabitants the possibility to live a blessed life here, Dennis Gibbens Architects worked with talented craftsmen to convey the existing home into a stunning cul-de-sac property. Boasting 270° panoramas of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, this elegant residence showcases a unique blend of circular design and transparency and is known as the Trousdale Estates Contemporary Home.
According to the architects, “At the exterior, the front façade was re-organized as a simple, platonic gesture in the curved shape of a monumental wall. The elevation is clad in ribbed Indiana limestone panels. The rough stone contrasts with the smooth-trowel painted stucco exterior of the remainder of the house. At night, a warm glow provided by concealed up-lighting provides an inviting welcome to the property.”
Spreading over 5,600 square feet, this contemporary Beverly Hills home was re-imagined to suit a modern lifestyle and exhibit the current owners’ contemporary photography collection. The original house, a curved architectural wonder, was designed back in 1962. This modern upgrade retaining circular motifs seen throughout aimed at creating a contemporary home for living and entertainment.
As the architects put is so poetically, we can only relax and enjoy the virtual tour: “Other than the front courtyard, the majority of the exterior is a simple affair with sweeping white stucco curves and a long serpentine glass wall reflecting the generous scope of the views; the house is something of a gateway to the landscape (…) It is so easy to simply pass through it, to be drawn to the outside – to the pool, the garden, and the mountains in the distance. With that kind of view, the one-story exterior architecture assumes a modest position relative to the dramatic setting. In contrast, the experience of the interior architecture is complex in its spatial flow and richness of materials and refined details.”