Classical Contemporary

Beverly Hills, CA

When our clients purchased this property, they were awed by the idyllic setting – but not the home’s awkward floor plan, recent spec-developer finishes and relentless hardscape. They commissioned our studio to transform it to an English-style estate with a contemporary, yet classically inspired ethos. Intricate detailing and scenic views now abound throughout the 8,000+ square foot residence, located on an esteemed, secluded avenue in Holmby Hills.

We went all-out in two directions: expanding family areas and reducing the foyer, placing contemporary steel doors into richly paneled walls and inserting theatrical lighting into classical millwork. The landscape design transformed a densely packed hillside site into a gracious, wide-open yard. The sleek interior furnishings and fine art stand up to the classically appointed spaces within the home.

Now, this home is bathed in light: bounced light, indirect light, skylights and a lightness of spirit! Contemporary oversized steel doors and windows are juxtaposed with exuberant, traditional mouldings and millwork, capitalizing on natural light and panoramic views of verdant hillsides. The antique mirrored foyer, elliptical stair with lay light above and tall Doric doorways redefine the story of this home from the moment you arrive – an impressive, albeit comfortable oasis.

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