This gorgeous historic home from the Arts and Crafts period shows the incredible influence of Japanese and Asian styling married to a traditional Craftsman style home. The home's unique personality is highlighted by its low pitched rooflines and overall pagoda style.
A mix of wood, stone and natural materials on the exterior of this modern home echoes the use of natural surfaces throughout the interior. The sleek home offers a breathtaking view of the Los Angeles landscape.
A low garden wall separates this Spanish bungalow from the street, making the home feel secluded, even in Los Angeles. Poured-in-place concrete steps and a custom laser-cut metal gate mark the entrance to the courtyard.
Credits: Architecture: Koffka/Phakos Design; Landscape Contractor: New View Landscape; Pool/spa and Masonry: Darin Marten Construction; Metal Work: Salvador Delgado
Outside, you'll find a lush, private escape that's been the scene of many a Hollywood party. "I think the backyard is a very peaceful oasis," Jana says. "It's beautifully done -- with the fountains and the pool -- and it just makes you want to relax all day."
A small deck with sweeping views of the Hollywood hills provides a romantic, relaxing spot for dining and entertaining. The site allowed for construction of a cantilevered infinity pool with an integrated hot tub.
During the extensive renovation of this Hollywood penthouse condominium, the design team restored the doorway onto the balcony, as well as the original openwork columns and railings, creating a beautiful space to overlook the famed Chateau Marmont and surrounding Hollywood Hills. Located off the penthouse's kitchen, the balcony was previously accessed by a screen door and the ironwork showed significant signs of wear. Now, it's a relaxed, lovely and fully restored spot to unwind and enjoy the view.