Beverly Hills Houses: Tour 9 Opulent and Ultracool Homes

Beverly Hills Houses: Tour 9 Opulent and Ultracool Homes

It doesn’t acquire prolonged to know that the driving aesthetic powering this recently revamped 6,500-square-foot Beverly Hills residence is the dramatic sights of the Santa Monica Mountains, which encompass it. It is obvious outdoors, as one passes by a classic silver Porsche Carrera, as properly as inside, exactly where ground-to-ceiling windows appear as usually as head-turning functions of art.

“The customers are passionate collectors of artwork and design objects…so we realized their assortment needed to enjoy a crucial job,” David Lucas, artistic director at Seattle-centered interior architecture and style studio Lucas, suggests of his clients—a New York pair who moved to Los Angeles to be nearer to their grandchildren.

“The target from the commencing was to generate a authentic heat to the home’s dimension and scale,” provides Suzie Lucas, David’s sister, as well as the firm’s cofounder and principal designer. (Their other sister, Rachel Lucas, joined the spouse and children small business afterwards and now serves as functions director.) “That’s normally a challenge with a place like this, but notably when you have a client with this kind of an abundant selection of artwork and home furnishings.”

The dwelling is situated in the Los Angeles community of Trousdale, a community of upscale dwellings perched at the optimum position of Beverly Hills that is wealthy in midcentury-modernist background. The unique enhancement, regarded as Trousdale Estates, dates back to the 1950s when celebs, such as Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, crafted custom made houses there. —Troy J. McMullen

After they moved from New York to Los Angeles in 2019, it took a though for Laure Heriard Dubreuil and Aaron Young to come across the sweeping midcentury modern home they now share with their small children, Marcel and Marguerite, ages 8 and three. The see “sealed the offer,” says Younger, detailing how the couple’s 3-yr research halted on a darkish winter night when they initially viewed the house, situated on one of the verdant peaks earlier mentioned Beverly Hills, and encountered its outstanding vista. With Los Angeles twinkling down below through the glass-walled wonderful place, which now incorporates their dining, residing, and lounge regions, they realized they experienced found the great dwelling for their loved ones. “The entire city—from Long Beach front to downtown—lights up for us every one night,” provides Younger, a California-born artist who emerged in the New York artwork scene in the early 2000s.

Retracing their 1st actions across the herringbone-patterned redbrick floor, which flows indoors and out, the few lead an expedition as a result of the residence, pausing poolside, however reveling in the amazing environment. “This shift was all my fault!” Younger claims of the change from East Coast to West. The concept was to put down roots and develop a residence base for the family. “I was born in San Francisco and grew up in Monterey and Carmel. Right after we had our 2nd boy or girl, I mentioned to Laure: ‘Let’s go to California and set a foundation for the small children there.’” 

For her house, Heriard Dubreuil’s objective was to configure a house for their individual young generation and also to seamlessly integrate the contemporary artwork and midcentury household furniture with which she and her partner have lived over the past 14 several years, at first in a SoHo loft and then in an East Village city residence (Advertisement, September 2016). Their assortment brings together own keepsakes with museum-worthy sculptures and paintings by Younger and his circle, which include Dan Colen and Nate Lowman (Marcel’s godfather). “The purpose was to make the art feel as though it experienced normally lived here,” she points out.