BEVERLY HILLS ESTATE
An arrival, especially in the early evening, can be a quintessentially LA experience: the winding drive up from Sunset Boulevard, the unhurried opening of the driveway gate, the welcoming soft glow of the entry court, a peek into the deluxe interior beyond through the glass on the front door. Upon entering the home, passing the various layers of foyer, then screen panels, and a sunken living room to face the shimmering light grid of LA’s expansive sprawl below.
Curved and circular elements are repeated motifs that can be found throughout the original design
Located in the Trousdale Estates section of Beverly Hills, this 5500-square foot existing home was part of The Doheny Estate until the 1950s. Paul Trousdale bought 410 acres of the undeveloped property in 1954 and soon began to build sprawling properties with single-level homes.
Elle Decor April 2015
The owners bought the property with the intention of turning it into an open, airy and contemporary home suited for entertainment and to showcase their evolving collection of modern and contemporary photography.
A primary goal of the design process was to partly editing the various elements of what had become, over time, an out-of-date house with some unfortunate additions. That said, the bones of the house were quirky and meandering, yet encouraging. Curved and circular elements are repeated motifs that can be found throughout the original design. Jamie knew this required a remodeled design that would be both timeless and elegant, but with a forward-leaning sensibility not afraid to depart from mid-century conventions.