A LINEAR LOVE AFFAIR
A 1970′s hillside abode is transformed into a stunning contemporary homage to pure lines and vistas by Irish born architect Paul McClean.
With projects scattered from Laguna Beach to the Hollywood Hills, McClean designs has a hallmark perspective of contemporary living as reflected in the clean, linear lines of its architecture as well as a perfectly pitched harmony between pure interior space and stunning Southern California vistas. Paul McClean and his staff of architects and interior designers are scribbling their signature on some of the most sought after real estate in the area including a Bird Streets 7,000 square foot masterpiece recently acquired by Swedish DJ Avicii.
Featured here a recent commission to modernize a 1970′s construction whilst capitalizing on its unspoiled views. Using the interior to literally frame the exterior spaces, the residence was stripped down to its framing and rebuilt to optimize the jaw dropping views over the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills beneath. The ceiling heights were elevated within the main dwelling areas and the plan opened to create a visual connection to the newly designed living spaces. Though the colour palette is cool, there is an extensive use of glass which pulls the exterior colour and textures into the home whilst a carefully edited selection of stone, tile, and woods add depth and warmth to each area. The remodel also provided a wellness spa, a meticulously manicured lawn, and outdoor living area accompanied by a modest but well conceived pool.
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