Modern LA Residence with Minimalist Interior Design

 In Architecture - Residential

Today we have a sleek and modern design inspired Los Angeles residence with minimalist interior design and sweeping canyon views of the Hollywood Hills, for our design inspiration.  All white and bathed in natural light, the home features open spaces, floor to ceiling windows, and a 55-foot expanse of glass doors across the back that slide away, fully opening the interiors onto the outdoor patio and pool area.  The interiors are edited to sublime simplicity and designed to provide constant visual and physical access to the outdoors.  The minimalist design acts as a deferential backdrop to the life and surroundings of the home, with the centerpiece of each space being the natural beauty adjoining it.

What started out as a renovation, ultimately became a complete reconfiguration and expansion designed to meet the needs of a young couple with a child and a growing art collection, who often work from home.  Architect Hagy Belzberg, in collaboration with interior designer Ryan Jackson created for the couple a home that elegantly mixes work with play.   On either end of the original single story structure, which now holds the homes central living spaces, a glass two-story wing was added.  In the east wing, the master bedroom looks out onto the pool area and the lush hillside, while an adjacent room size closet looks out onto the enclosed garden.  The west wing holds the guest bedrooms and bathrooms to ensure privacy.  On the upper floor of each wing, private work-spaces have been created.  His office in one wing, and her art studio in the other, both featuring floor-to-ceiling windows for unframed views of the hillside.   A small home theater is really the only enclosed, cocooned place in the home.  The rest of the space has an open flow with a succession of windows that provide views into nearly every room.  This isn’t a house for everyone, but it is the perfect home for the owners who stated that they wanted to create a mini-museum.

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One enters the property through a gate into the front garden which has been designed to be relatively low maintenance, though visually it is impressive and the perfect prelude to what’s to come inside the house.  The lawn has been expertly planned and consists of smart walkways surrounded by rocks, palm trees, narrow paths of water, and perfect landscape lighting leading up to the glass front door.  A mood is created right from the start and maintained throughout, which is what fascinates me with this now contemporary design.

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The home’s central common areas have been situated on a single plane.  The open kitchen, dining, and living areas are seamlessly integrated, and all aligned with the pool area which they open onto in the back.  The entire expanse is defined by white-and-light-gray terrazzo flooring and white walls with just a touch of gray added to soften the effect on the eyes.  In areas where a brighter effect is desired, such as around fireplaces, the walls are clad with gleaming slabs of Nano glass, *Interior design ideas* which gives the most clear, clean form of white.  Jackson continued the gray tones in the contemporary design furnishings, including clean lined upholstered pieces, many of his own bespoke design, and silk rugs.  He also incorporated wood pieces with live edges to add a bit of warmth and texture.   There are no inessential items added.  The home is mostly purposely void of interior decorating.  The only thing “displayed” is the owner’s collection of modern art.

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The kitchen and breakfast area includes lacquered cabinetry and white Ceasarstone counter-tops, and features stainless designer appliances.  Black oak counter stools with leather upholstered seats offer visual contrast.  Note the sky-light above and through-out in addition to being mostly open along the front and back.  Also, the property is surrounded pretty much with an outer wall at ground level and otherwise there is the wooded hills so privacy isn’t altogether abandoned.

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The master bedroom suite includes a sitting area and a large master bath.  Jackson designed the platform bed and upholstered it with leather and waxed linen, and placed a pop-up television at the end.  The bathroom’s interior walls, flooring, and sunken tub are clad in Halila stone, while a rift-cut walnut vanity provides warmth.  The entire space opens to connect with the outdoors.

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Belzberg designed the house very much for indoor-outdoor living.  The strong connection to the outdoors is made possible by the multi-track, bronze-framed glass doors by Fleetwood Windows and Doors that slide away, removing any ­barrier between the interior spaces and the back courtyard and pool area.  This photo shows the clear view through from the front courtyard to the back.

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The owners are delighted with their sophisticated design home, and even remarked that though this is their first home in Los Angeles,  it is the one that they dreamed of.  Another home perfectly tailored for its owners.

That wraps up this post my friends!  I hope you all enjoyed it.  Be inspired!  Thanks for reading along everyone.  Have a great day.  Let me hear from you all in the comments!!

Architect:  Hagy Belzberg – Belzberg Architecture @ http://belzbergarchitects.com/

Interior Design:  Ryan Gordan Jackson – Studio Jackson @ http://www.studiojacksondesign.com/

photography: Taiyo Watanabe @ www.taiyowatanabe.com

additional sources

Azure Magazine

Luxe Interiors

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