If you like the vibe of a loft, but prefer a house, this place offers the best of both worlds. With elegant finishes, a completely open floor plan and open ceiling, this diminutive box feels utterly spacious. And it features artful, custom-made components throughout.
Sliding Shoji-inspired screens running along one side of the main living area are used to gracefully conceal closet space and a bathroom.
As gorgeous as the wood is that’s used for the cabinetry in the kitchen and living room entertainment center, what stands out for me is the rad design of the shelving that surrounds the living room window.
Here’s where one of my favorite elements of design wizardry comes in. By day, this room is a great little office, featuring a desk that’s mounted to the wall and made from a single cut of wood, retaining its natural shape. Overhead is an industrial sized lighting fixture. And by night,…
…the room is transformed into a bedroom. The light fixture is built into the bottom on a bedframe, which is raised and lowered using a weighted system of pulleys. And the wall-mounted desk, swivels downward to become a headboard.
For the final touch, a wrap-around theater curtain is pulled out of a closet, running along a track providing total privacy.
The bathroom features a soaking tub, an open shower and a sink that’s fashioned out of a boulder. Even the sink’s drain stopper is a perfectly polished ball of stone that came from the boulder.
Outside, an ultra-livable patio features seating that surrounds a gas fire pit, a wall covered with espaliered shrubs, and an arched roof made of corrugated fiberglass, providing a very stylish shelter from both the sun and rain. And check out the custom steel-paneled screen doors that lead from the house to the patio. Awesome.
On the opposite side of the patio is a converted garage that houses the spa portion of this mini compound.
The shower room is closed off by this gorgeous, oversized sliding door made from reclaimed wood.
The main room within this outbuilding is an enormous shower room, featuring two side-by-side showers.
Even the dry spa features great design touches. Check out the ceiling, which is composed of unevenly cut blocks of wood arranged in a dizzying geometric pattern. Something to stare at as you sweat away the toxins!
Once again, Shoji-inspired screens are used to great effect. Here, a series of them are suspended from above and arranged in an overlapping layout to provide an elegant separation between the carport and the patio.
Located right in the heart of Hollywood on a street that’s proudly unpretentious, this mini compound offers enough privacy for you to effectively disappear the moment you step within its gated perimeter. And for those that read through this entire post, a closing tidbit is that the home is owned by none other than Vincent Kartheiser, aka Pete Campbell on Mad Men!