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Sunset Plaza Drive / GWdesign

  • 15:00 - 20 January, 2016
Sunset Plaza Drive / GWdesign
Sunset Plaza Drive / GWdesign, © Dana Meilijson
© Dana Meilijson

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© Dana Meilijson
© Dana Meilijson

Text description provided by the architects. Perched on the precipice of Sunset Plaza Drive, you will love, living like a star in this West Hollywood quarter of Los Angeles.

With a breathtaking Pacific Ocean view that spans from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, this jewel is a space for entertainment. The 5,600+ sq/ ft contemporary residence is outfitted with lavish finishes for an European flare. 

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Interior Designer Dominic Gasparoly and Architect Khalid Watson of the New York / Los Angeles- based studio GWdesign have composed a sexy four storied home.

They are proving the old idiom that less is always more.  The angular facade is discreet, chic and confident, without being at all garish or pushing pretension. 

© Dana Meilijson
© Dana Meilijson

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. 

© Dana Meilijson
© Dana Meilijson

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.

© Dana Meilijson
© Dana Meilijson

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.

© Dana Meilijson
© Dana Meilijson

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. 

© Dana Meilijson
© Dana Meilijson

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. 

© Dana Meilijson
© Dana Meilijson

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… 

© Dana Meilijson
© Dana Meilijson

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.

© Dana Meilijson
© Dana Meilijson

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Cite: "Sunset Plaza Drive / GWdesign" 20 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/780654/sunset-plaza-drive-gwdesign/> ISSN 0719-8884
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