- Project name : Oriole Drive Luxury Residence
- Location : Los Angeles, California
- Architects : Paul McClean
- Photograph : Jim Bartsch
This stunning three building luxury estate residence is located in one of Los Angeles' most famed neighborhoods, only minutes from Sunset Strip, yet still enjoying individual piece and serenity made possible by the surrounding natural landscape. The residence is approached by means of a gated driveway and guardhouse. Passing through the gate a landscaped hedge leads to the drive court, which is centrally located between the house, garage, and guesthouse. The garage sits in a spot that enjoys spectacular views of the surrounding canyons while the three building compound is connected by a water feature that leads the eye to a pool and spa at both ends of this exquisite modern residence.
The main house is approached along the water feature by means of a short stair which leads to the front hallway, glazed and open on three sides with room for a significant art piece on the focal wall. The entry leads to a stairwell where a beautiful chrome and stone stair ascends to the upper level bedrooms. Directly ahead is the living room, doors open to the right where the dining room is located overlooking the water feature. To the rear, tall suede door lead to the library/ informal media room where pocketing doors access a private landscaped garden. An interesting feature of this room is that the same film is projected on both sides of the drop down screen allowing people to circle around and watch from both inside and out.