Design Project: An Awe-Inspiring Architectural Gem In Beverly Hills

PROPERTY

Designed by interior designer Lindsay Chambers and architect Paul McClean, this modern, 9,200 square foot home houses a stunning indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a seriously stylish home spa that includes a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, a large home cinema, a home bar, a 10 car garage and gorgeous ocean views. The property lies in a quiet cul de sac in the celebrity-filled Trousdale neighborhood of Beverly Hills, CA. Four years in the making, this home’s exterior is from travertine stonework finished by artisans in Italy to create the one-of-a-kind exterior seen nowhere else in Los Angeles. The home received an AIA Merit award in 2019.

ENTRANCE

The front door doesn’t open straight into the property, but instead into a private outdoor walkway and glass bridge that lead straight into the living room, while also offering a view to the swimming pool and bar area below. This immediately sets the tone for the incredible, awe-inspiring architecture of the rest of the property.

LIVING

The incredible structure was drawn up by the talented Paul McClean. Interior designer Lindsay Chambers came on board to help soften the sharp lines with softer colours and textures. Her vision was to create a warm and contemporary aesthetic, while connecting the outside to the inside so the homeowner could truly experience indoor/outdoor living that the Southern California climate is so conducive for.

The main living area has a laidback-luxe feel. It looks inviting and cosy. Rustic touches like weathered wood help give it a relaxed vibe, while the sharper edges of the cube tables keep it chic and modern too.

Behind this living room is a glass wall and walkway that looks down over pool below.

The ground floor living spaces (and master bedroom) face westward and open out onto the terrace and modern swimming pool, with views over the ocean. Here in the left of the image you’ll see the bedroom that opens right onto the pool, and on the right is the open-plan kitchen diner area with fireplace. In the middle is a more formal living room, that connects to the glass bridge and walkway.

FAMILY ROOM

To create a more comfortable, relaxed entertainment vibe, Lindsay integrated natural materials, like European oak flooring and ceiling, weathered walnut travertine strips and clean simple warm marbles and limestones to ground the house. She also brought the weathered travertine strips that adorned the outside of the house into the walls of the inside of the home to truly make the inside feel connected to the outside.

KITCHEN

The kitchen features a large modern kitchen island with breakfast bar. The whole space feels airy and fresh, owed to the neutral palette and natural materials.

A floor-to-ceiling glass panel floods the space with natural light, and shows off the lush greenery outside.

HOME BAR

Downstairs, the swimming pool laps right up to a stylish home bar and TV area that looks perfect for entertaining.

SPA

Next to the pool there’s even a home spa, complete with sauna, steam room, shower and a marble jacuzzi – with fireplace and TV.

HOME CINEMA

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s a home cinema too, with plush, velvety seats and upholstered walls and floors.

MASTER BEDROOM

The master bedroom suite masterfully brings the outside in. The exterior pool is only separated from the master bedroom by floor to ceiling glass sliders and when you open the sliders, you can step out onto a ‘baha’ bench to start the morning with a cool walk in the pool.

Even the L.A. views from the bedroom are enviable.

MASTER BATHROOM

The neutral palette and natural materials continue in the marble bathroom, with large walk-in marble shower, and a cosy rug to warm up the marble floors. A single sink interrupts the long marble sideboard, providing plenty of space for decorative baskets and vases, while also housing storage underneath.

Photography / Roger Davies

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