STEPS TO ABBOT KINNEY & THE BEACH, THIS IS A RARE PRIVATE & DYNAMIC RESIDENCE BY VIENNESE ARCHITECTS COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, AND THE FIRST PROJECT BUILT BY THE AUSTRIAN TEAM IN THE UNITED STATES. HERE THE ARCHITECTS CREATED A COMPLEX SCULPTURAL FORM INTERWOVEN WITH THE APPARATUS OF LIVING. AN IMPECCABLE BULTHAUP KITCHEN AND THE FINEST EUROPEAN FIXTURES & APPLIANCES SET AN UNCOMPROMISING STANDARD OF ELEGANCE INSIDE, DISGUISED BY THE RAW DRAMA OF ITS EXTERIOR. THE EXPRESSIVE USE OF CONCRETE, GLASS AND STRUCTURAL STEEL WITH AN OPEN FLOORPLAN HAS DIRECT CONNECTIONS TO THE LANDSCAPE. THE PLAY OF DAYLIGHT AND COOL OCEAN BREEZES FROM A GENEROUS ROOF DECK COMMANDS PANORAMIC 360-DEGREE VIEWS FROM THE GETTY CTR TO THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN & MNTAINS BEYOND. PRIVATE, GATED COMPOUND W/ 3 BEDROOMS, 3-1/2 BATHS WITH 2,522 SQ FEET. GENEROUSLY REMODELED BY OWNER WITH MICHAEL HRICAK, FAIA AND ROLAND TSO OF TSO CONSTRUCTION IN 2004. SEE AGENT FOR DETAILS.
Offered at: $2,395,000
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
Coop Himmelb[l]au is one of the world’s leading architectural firms. Founded in 1968 by Wolf D. Prix and Helmut Swiczinsky, the firm bracketed the letter l showing their transformation from the dreamers (himmelblau or “sky blue”) to himmelbau, or “sky building”. Known for their innovative ideas and breath-taking designs, himmelhaus (“sky house”) is one of the firm’s only private residences. Originally built as a duplex, this dramatic sculptural form was converted by the present owner into a single-family residence in 2004 (Michael Hricak, FAIA and Roland Tso of Tso Construction).