The skyline of Los Angeles is set for some sharp (literally) changes ahead as the city moves to redraw strict clauses that have prevented developers from building tall structures without relatively boring flat roofs. Those antiquated rules are under revision by the Los Angeles Fire Department, just in time for the Wilshire Grand Hotel developers to embark on the biggest cement pour in history and construct the West Coast’s tallest tower.

Whether downtown LA will soon host a forest of spires and shard-like skyscrapers remains to be seen, but plenty’s still happening behind the scenes in the Hollywood hills, where we’ve spotted a slew of exciting new homes over the past few years that are undeniably ogle-worthy. No matter how vertical LA’s building proposals become, the city’s still a sprawling celebration of the domicile.

Hollywood’s reputation as a cradle of Mid-century Modern design is no secret, but it’s time to give the area a look with a fresh set of eyes. Ranging from a Bling Ring aesthetic to more sustainable approaches to multifamily housing and thoughtful bungalow additions, these sites give Angelenos a reason to keep their feet on the ground… or dangling in the infinity pool.

Bluejay Residence by Dean Larkin Design 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 1

Bluejay Residence by Dean Larkin Design 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 21

Bluejay Residence by Dean Larkin Design

Hollywood Overlook by Rios Clementi Hale Studios 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 5

Hollywood Overlook by Rios Clementi Hale Studios 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture em falta

Hollywood Overlook by Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Orange Grove by Brooks + Scarpa 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 6

Orange Grove by Brooks + Scarpa 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 7

Orange Grove by Brooks + Scarpa

Earth House by Francois Perrin / Air Architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 8

Earth House by Francois Perrin / Air Architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 9

Earth House by Francois Perrin / Air Architecture

Sierra Bonita Affordable Housing by Tighe Architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10

Sierra Bonita Affordable Housing by Tighe Architecture

Sierra Bonita Affordable Housing by Tighe Architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 11

Sierra Bonita Affordable Housing by Tighe Architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 12

Openhouse by XTEN Architecture Hollywood Hills Residence by Griffin Enright Architects 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 14

Hollywood Hills Residence by Griffin Enright Architects

Hollywood Bungalow by Walker Workshop 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 151

Hollywood Bungalow by Walker Workshop 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 16

Hollywood Bungalow by Walker Workshop

Hollywood Bungalow by Walker Workshop 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 151 Eyster Residence by A+E Architecture, Inc 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 17

Eyster Residence 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 18

Eyster Residence by A+E Architecture, Inc

Sunset Plaza Residence by Assembledge+ 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 19

Sunset Plaza Residence 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 10 Hollywood Homes that redefine contemporary Califórnia architecture 20

Sunset Plaza Residence by Assembledge+