Sunset Plaza Drive by GWdesign
The Sunset Plaza Drive residence is perched on the precipice of Sunset Plaza Drive in Los Angeles, California. GWdesign have designed this home with the idea of offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and of Downtown LA. This enormous 5,600 sq ft contemporary house is outfitted with lavish finishes that give off an European flare.
From the architects: “Driving up the hill, the angular wall with it’s overhang greets the passersby, while the straight wall welcomes visitors to enter into its main foyer. Passing through it’s threshold is to be transported from earth and into the clouds. The minimalist design is warmed up with a rich mix of materials and textures.
They offer a serene exhilaration which serves to foster an awe inspiring vista through the frame-less floor to ceiling windows. White washed, oak wood floors combined with white stone are an unabashedly modern touch, but not harsh to the senses.
The Kitchen is dominated by it’s large center island all along the panoramic window, and faces built-in cabinetry in a sensual dark stained oak.
Lit by a wall washer skylight, the stair with it’s in-wall handrail invites you to the second (lower) level. The double height Living room allows for an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean.
And the over scaled bookshelf is a tribute to intellectual elegance with its scrupulous display of books and art pieces. The strongly contrasting fire-place and TV-unit host all the high-end technology of the home, behind a black waxed steel frame. The Master Suite – with it’s his and her walk-in closets, are rendered with a beauty to enhance the opulence of the en suite.
Here in the master bath, Again, all is about the view which reflects in the large mirror of the sleekly designed vanity. With it’s freestanding bath tub the open concept creates a seamless continuity from the indoor to the outdoor terrace. A small covered exterior lounge was designed to spend a tranquil afternoon in its deep, comfortable banquette.
Whether you’re in the mood for a work-out in the gym, a spa day in the steam shower, sauna, and pool… or if you just want to veg-out in the professional home theater with a long movie…
Residing in this home is to be reinvigorated. It is at once a home for entertaining and a home for Living. The back of the house with it’s thin pool deck seems to defy the hill side.
Like a large ship, the white overhung structure could be an homage to Le Corbusier. GWdesign has produced an episode here that results in a project that evokes a rare feeling: true Emotion. It’s a well deserved retreat from the flurry of Hollywood life.”