This is the latest amazing project completed by the SAOTA studio and as always it immediately stands out and inspires. The Hillside house is situated above Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles and is a truly modern oasis. The site occupies an area of 20 000 square feet and enjoys a privileged location that gives it 300 degree views over the city and the beautiful skyline.
The scale and design of the Hillside house are impressive in more than one way
These views have been maximized by the architects who, as always, managed to create a seamless connection between the indoor and the outdoor spaces. A series of exterior areas, most of them covered, act as extensions for the indoor living spaces. The fire pit nook in particular is a spectacular little space, featuring a glass railing which allows the scenery to be admired in its entirety. Also, the fire pit seating area is surrounded by water which creates a nice and interesting contrast.
The main entrance is marked by a clean and minimalistic pathway and a large door with a 3D design
It’s easy to see why this place is an oasis. It’s not just the large scale of the project that suggests this but also the manner in which the architecture and the house itself interacts with its surroundings. Both the interior and the exterior spaces feel very open and airy and they enjoy a constant and organic connection to nature and the panoramic views in particular.
A covered seating area with a fire pit at the center extends above the poolThis space has one of the best views over the city of Los Angeles
The entrance into the house is marked by a large door with an interesting geometric design. Inside, the house is organized into two wings which are oriented East to West and respectively North to South. One of the ground floor spaces is a large 12-car garage with a stylish a glamorous interior. For the rest of the spaces the designers reserved a palette of materials and finishes that’s simple, warm and welcoming, with an emphasis on the tactile nature of the surfaces.
The pool is bright blue and has a flowing, organic shapePlanters and small wooden decks are sprinkled across the poolThere’s also a fair bit of greenery which creates a protective wall around the poolThe wooden deck sections are pool-related spaces separate from the main deck areasThe greenery walls are low enough to allow panoramic views of the city
This area also feels quite exotic, mostly due to the trees and how fresh and airy everything looksGreenery is also draped over the edges of the open terraces on the upper levelOpenings in the roof and double-height atrium areas bring in extra light into the houseThe dining area is very bright thanks to the full-height windows and the great viewThere’s also a home office with an elegant wooden deck and an intricate shelving unitThe kitchen is minimalistic and has all black cabinetry along the wallsIn addition to the kitchen island there’s also a bar made from the same materialThe living room is bright, airy and glamorous thanks to the oversized ceiling lightingThe bedrooms have beautiful wooden ceilings which extends onto the terracesThe en-suite bathrooms are just as glamorous, enjoying minimalist and exotic designsThe parking garage is adjacent to a beautiful interior courtyard with greenery, water and skylight accessThe location offers the house lots of privacy from down belowTimber, limestone and other natural materials were beautifully incorporated into this projectEvery space inside and out is unique and glamorous in its own distinct way