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Oberfeld Residence / SPF Architects

  • 01:00 - 9 April, 2010
Oberfeld Residence / SPF Architects
Oberfeld Residence / SPF Architects, © John Linden
© John Linden

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  • Architects

  • Location

    West Hollywood, CA, United States
  • Design Principal

    Zoltan Pali
  • Principal

    Judy Fekete
  • Project Manager

    Anupama Mann
  • Collaborators

    Matt Lunn, Mark Meyer, Yvonne Wong , Jamie Heitner
  • Structural Engineer

    Norman Epstein
  • Mep Engineers

    John Gautrey/ IBE Consulting Engineers
  • Landscape Engineers

    Andrea Cochran/ Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
  • Area

    10000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Architects: SPF:a

From the street, the crisp, white Swisspearl panels that clad the Oberfeld Residence’s exterior rise a modest 18’ from the street, by code. Tucked away on the other side of the hill, a clean, modern 10,000-square foot home contains two main floors and a basement, a grand lawn, infinity pool, and spectacular view of the Los Angeles basin below.

© John Linden
© John Linden

The home’s grand entry boasts an oversized wood door, pivoting into a courtyard-like foyer, flooded with natural light. The space is deceivingly sheltered and indoors, and is punctuated at the far end by a serene lily pond framed in core-ten steel.

© John Linden
© John Linden

The house is cut into a steep hillside with large concrete retaining walls to hold up the hill behind. In plan, the structure is an L-shape, embracing the view across its angled infinity pool. Staring back at the house from its generous private landscape, a transparent glass main level is topped by the master and family bedrooms – also clad in glass, but shielded from the sun’s intensity by a series of custom-designed vertical louvers, cut from the same Swisspearl concrete panel material that screens the street façade of the home. The vertical louvers provide a unique architectural contrast to the building’s strong horizontal elements.

© John Linden
© John Linden

The interiors feature a myriad of luxury finishes and imported stone, atop textured Mafi wood floors throughout. The 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom and 2-powder room program includes family living quarters on the upper floor, and a guest suite or maid’s quarters on the first floor of the opposing wing. The master suite includes a private balcony overlooking the pool, and features a connected his and hers bathroom and walk in closet/dressing room, day lit by Solatubes – a product that channels indirect natural light into the space during the day, and contains electrical fixtures which can be illuminated at night. Tucked away in a level below the main living space are a home theater, home office, spa suite, guest quarters and wine cellar.

© John Linden
© John Linden

The living room is adorned with floor-to-ceiling, 13-foot high glass sliders, direct views of the city, and a wall-to-wall gas fireplace. A generous bar separates the living room from a more formal dining area, which spills out onto a trellised patio for indoor/outdoor dining occasions. A large kitchen area is located just on the other side of the dining room, providing a light separation that is desirable for entertaining. Outside, the overhang from the master bedroom creates a sheltered outdoor living room.

© John Linden
© John Linden

The composition of the home is fluid, blending indoor and outdoor spaces with subtle divisions and natural material integration throughout. Ample public and private areas make the home overwhelmingly livable – a private oasis, harmoniously nestled into its urban environment.

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© John Linden
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Harald Maier · August 02, 2010

Great house and amazing architecture. We are happy that we have customer like this also in the US market. It would be easy to create our floors for an architecture like this. Thank you.

jun x2 · July 07, 2010

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sullka · April 13, 2010

That's is a beautiful house, wish I had those clients.

I can't help it, need to post some comments:

1- By flipping (ground level) the cluster cointaining the powder room, stairs and kitchen, the kitchen would had been closer to the dining room and exterior terrace/grill, plus your stairs would be on the crossing between the 2 circulation axis. This move doesn't seems to impact the basement nor the second floor, but the void (stairs) between main bedroom and secondary bedrooms, however this resolves the following;

2-Opaque glass or not, having Mr. WC by the double height is a little bit tacky (although I could be wrong and be back painted glass against a wall, but doesnt looks like it)

3-I would have used wood for both the exterior flooring and the entry foyer strip. Travertine (I might be wrong) for the terraces is too slippery, seems like this house would host lots of parties, so women in heels beware.

4- "Swisspearl concrete panels" sounds like overpriced Hardie Panels, this house calls for limestone, marble or real cast in place concrete.

Personal thoughts only, congrats to the architects, it's an amazing house.

Susan Cohan · April 12, 2010

Shame, shame. Green space shld be more than water hogging flat turf in SoCal

jennifer koskinen · April 10, 2010

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Architist · April 09, 2010

Great Project. I love the internal space and the connection with the exterior. The bathroom space is very spacious and well organised.

manigment · April 09, 2010

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Rafael Moreira · April 09, 2010

Linhas retas e simples!! como diria Mies "menos é mais!" Oberfeld Residence / SPF Architects

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