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Luxurious House + Guest House Looks Inwards for its View

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For Belzberg Architects, designing the Brentwood Residence presented a challenge. There was no view outside the lot.

So they put two buildings at opposite ends a grass lawn and made this bold geometric architectural volume the view.

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At night the volumes of the shapes reverse, lit up like a lantern.

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At the far end of the garden beyond the pool is the more modest guesthouse which doubles as the poolhouse.

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From this vantage point, the intriguing architecture of the main house beyond the pool really is the view.

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The two buildings set up their own dialogue with eachother across the lawn.

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From their shared lawn, the main house is inviting and convivial.

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The morning sun streams into the kitchen of the very appealing poolhouse-cum-guesthouse space, inviting an early morning swim.

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White floors, walls and ceilings make for a brilliant light space that continues seamlessly outdoors through a disappearing glass wall.

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A cool and sophisticated Hollywood touch is provided by the Andy Wharhol image on the wall behind the clean contemporary kitchen/dining room.

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Entered from the lawn, the guesthouse bathroom is deliciously airy and unfussy.

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By contrast, the rooms in the main house have a more matronly feel, presumably at the client’s preference.

Here, kitchen surfaces are lavishly spread with an excess of white marble.

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But the staircase is a thing of beauty, allowing an intervention into the garden beyond, contained within a huge glass box.

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The stairs themselves are also suspended in glass.

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The bold white geometry of the shapes of the interior landings can be seen through the glass box of stairs, echo the bold geometry outside.

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Climbing above the lawn, it becomes easy to forget there is really no view outside of the lot.

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The intriguing architecture is the view.

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