Life At The Top In Trousdale Estates, $46MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
There is no shortage of expensive spec houses in Los Angeles, but in terms of design, execution and siting, few of them can remotely rival this extraordinary new project in Trousdale Estates. It’s the work of architect Noah Walker, head of the design/build firm Walker Workshop, a specialist in luxury dwellings that go beyond the merely expensive. As Walker has stated: “…with the same level of care and consideration that would normally go into a museum, church, or temple.”
It’s a house that manages to be completely new but firmly rooted in the tradition of Los Angeles Modernism, and along with the expanses of glass, stucco and wood, the 84-foot long black infinity pool gives a salute to Richard Neutra’s 1950s Singleton House with a trio of stepping stones. The entire project is composed and created with technologies Neutra could have only dreamed of.
Built over three levels and set into the hillside, the plan neatly divides the public and private centered on a long horizontal element of entry and gathering spaces, encapsulating (and setting a new standard for) the best of California’s indoor/outdoor tradition with motorized walls of glass.
Taking the project one step beyond the expected, the central space is flanked by a pair of grandly monumental staircases at each end, accessing the master suite and bedroom wings as well as the lower level entertaining spaces, a theater and staff quarters.
Below, one of a pair of spa baths in the master suite.
More: Go to the listing link below for additional details and images of this exceptional property. 1966 Carla Ridge was developed by Viewpoint Collection and is represented by Sally Forster Jones and Tomer Fridman at Compass.
1966 Carla Ridge, Beverly Hills
7-bed, 9-bath, 20,000-sq-feet, 1.14-acre
Photo Credit: Mike Kelley for The Viewpoint Collection