Engaging with Southern California’s topography presents a fair amount of challenges to home builders. No Los Angeles design firm knows this better than X Ten, whose architects had to think outside the box when it came to designing “The Nakahouse” in the Hollywood Hills.
Commissioned to replace a 1960s home on a steep, westward-facing slope below the Hollywood sign, the architectural firm was presented with issues ranging from budget, geography and zoning regulations. To circumnavigate limitations, the team opted to integrate the existing foundation of the aging house instead of razing it completely.
Working off of the existing footprint, the overhaul saw a complete reconfiguration of the home as it underwent its transformation from midcentury to abstract modern. The 1,890-square-foot floor plan is eye-catching thanks to white epoxy resin flooring and rows of floor-to-ceiling windows that frame sweeping canyon views.
Through a telescoping door, the living room and kitchen flow onto a large outdoor terrace, where a stairway leads to a rooftop deck. Additional patios run off of the bedroom wing and master suite.
While the property last changed hands in 2007 for $1.35 million, don’t expect a similar deal. The Nakahouse currently lists for sale at $2.3 million.
Joe Reichling of Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage has the listing.
This article was originally published by Neil J. Leitereg on Realtor.com. To see the original article, click here.