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
Hollywood Overlook by Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Orange Grove by Brooks + Scarpa
Earth House by Francois Perrin / Air Architecture
Sierra Bonita Affordable Housing by Tighe Architecture
Hollywood Hills Residence by Griffin Enright Architects
Hollywood Bungalow by Walker Workshop
Eyster Residence by A+E Architecture, Inc
Sunset Plaza Residence by Assembledge+