A sculptural cantilevered bronze trellis crowns this dramatic hilltop dwelling, dubbed Bronze House on Nightingale, in Hollywood Hills, brought to life by Los Angeles studio SPF:architects.
Bronze House completely replaces the original 1950s family home with a sleek, contemporary silhouette which, even for Hollywood standards, makes quite an impression.
Adhering to the neighbourhood’s strict ordinance limiting any new construction to single levels, SPF:architects unearthed additional square footage by digging into the hillside to create a new basement level instead. Light being an important factor for such a dwelling, the studio designed the interior spaces to profit from as much natural light as possible. Under a shared central atrium with a 100 foot-long skylight, the upper and lower annexes feature elements and materials chosen for their transparency: glass and steel staircases, light wells, glass sky bridges and open plan layouts.
While four guests bedrooms, a fitness and spa room and a service kitchen occupy the basement floor, the ground level is where the everyday comings and goings happen. The south-facing glass walls open up to a well-manicured strip of lawn and the infinity pool beyond it, both shaded under the 22-foot cantilevered trellis. From this enviable perch, the sprawling cityscape of Los Angeles unfolds below, a magnificent view that completes the experience of this fantastic abode. More from the studio’s website and Instagram.