Hopen Place
William MacCollum

Hopen Place

Whipple Russell Architects as Architects
photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum

 

The client wanted a complete remodel and update of a mid-century modern on the renowned Bird Streets in the Hollywood Hills. This new owner desired a bold, personally satisfying house, conducive to entertaining Hollywood style, but also required excellent resale potential, as his intent was to sell within two years. His interests were in a residence that maximized the stunning views while combining a sleekly modern aesthetic with an inventive and vibrant use of textures, colors and materials.

photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum
photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum

 

Our intent was to preserve the integrity of this mid-century classic, while rejuvenating the structure with a contemporary use of color, wood, light, and water. The aim was calm elegance and functionality, married with touches of 21st century whimsy, as seen in the choice of sculptured art.

photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum

 

Water is fully integrated into the design, from the infinity pool, and reflecting ponds, to the wet-edge waterfall along the walkway to the theater.

photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum
photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum

 

The only spaces not in the original footprint are the primary bedroom, which floats out at the edge of the property, and the home theater.

photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum
photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum
photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum

 

The theater is tucked below the bedroom, and shares a wall and windows with the pool.

photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum

 

 

photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum

 

The challenge was to create an indoor outdoor living experience that retained unobstructed views to the horizon line and sky.

photo_credit William MacCollum
William MacCollum

 

 

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