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Luxury Oakpass Property, Beverly Hills

Beverley Hills-based design studio Heusch Architecture have completed the Oakpass Residence project. The contemporary property is located in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

According to the architects: “Ten surprisingly narrow columns raise the contemporary Beverly Hills home, which resembles a sleek modernist box wrapped in floor to ceiling glass, 12 feet above the ground.

“The luxury Californian house is an example of an innovative solution to circumvent the 15 foot setback requirement for hillside residences. By elevating the structure the need for a tall retaining wall, 15 feet away from the structure was eliminated.  Furthermore the intention was to minimise the impact on the beautiful natural site heavily wooded with oak trees

“This resulted in more light for the interior spaces, views from every room, and more privacy. Also it created an interesting space underneath the house, part carport, part Zen garden. The pool is also elevated on three columns and the heavy exterior west facing concrete wall acts as a passive solarheat storage element.

“The 10 feet high interior walls are separated by the ceiling and floor by recessed shadow lines. The interior and exterior spaces blend seamlessly into each other due to the use of frameless floor to ceiling glass and a continuity of materials from the inside to the outside.

The choice of the natural materials such as Brazilian walnut floors inside and out, Portuguese limestone and Spanish marble define the interior spaces of the contemporary Californian property. The restrictive palette throughout the house and the custom designed furniture and cabinets characterise the minimalist environment.”

Images courtesy of Frederico Zignani.

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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September 30, 2012 | Property | View comments

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