House with spectacular downtown city views
Located on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, this 7,000 square foot house by McClean Design, is divided in half by water features and a pool, and offers scenic views from West LA to Santa Monica to the Catalina Islands. The views and dividing pool are central to the design of the house. The layout was created to maximize access to the views and the water begins at the driveway with a water wall around which the entry sequence is wrapped. At the main level of the house, the water is then represented by an ornamental pool that descends into the spa below, after which it becomes a 75-foot-long lap pool which runs over the slope and into the view. The entry to the house is a glass bridge over a pool below. The master bedroom and study are located on one side of the pool, the living areas on the other. There are several guestrooms, a media room and a four car garage on the ground floor. The materials are all largely concrete, wood and stone, to create a soft, contemporary look.