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Blue Jay Way Residence in Los Angeles by McClean Design
May 11th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: McClean Design .
This house is located on a spectacular lot above Sunset Strip with panoramic views of down town and west Los Angeles all the way to Santa Monica, the Pacific and Catalina Island. The design of the house maximizes access to the view such that all the main living spaces look out over it. The house is large almost 7000sf total and is divided in half by a water feature and a pool. Our client wanted a house designed around a long pool and this became the central design element of the project. It begins adjacent to the driveway as a water wall around which the entry sequence is wrapped. Upon ascending to the main level of the house, the water element becomes an ornamental pool before dropping into the spa below, after which it becomes a 75’-0” long lap pool the end of which is cantilevered over the slope into the view. The entry to the house is a glass bridge over the pool below. The master bedroom and study are located on one side of the pool, the living areas on the other. Below are several guestrooms, a media room and a four car garage. The living room and master bedroom are cantilevered over outdoor spaces below and appear to hover against the background of the city below. The palette of materials is soft contemporary with extensive use of concrete, wood and stone.
About McClean Design
McClean Design was founded by Paul McClean in 2000. We specialize in the design of contemporary residences and have completed numerous homes along the California Coast in the last eight years. Our projects reflect an interest in modern living and a desire to connect our clients to the beauty of the surrounding natural environment. We make extensive use of glazing systems to maximize views and provide a warm light filled contemporary space. Our homes incorporate a variety of natural materials and we are committed to environmentally sustainable design practices. We keep an open mind on questions of style while striking a balance between the best solution for the site, our client’s needs and what is potentially approvable for each particular site.
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