US Home and Architectural Trends US Home & Architectural Vol. 30/8 - Page 55

It seems hard to believe today, but back in the ’50s houses were not always built to make the most of a spectacular view – several large windows in the main living area were often deemed to be enough. But in many cities, including Los Angeles, the land some of those houses were built on has become increasingly sought after. For many of the new owners looking for a wider outlook, the best solution is to tear down and start over. Such was the case with this project, says architect Zoltan Pali of Studio Pali Fekete architects (SPFa), who was commissioned to design Above: This new house replaces a 1950s home that did not maximize the spectacular views from the site in the Hollywood Hills. Architect Zoltan Pali designed the new house in a U shape, with a central glass pavilion. This accommodates the formal living and dining areas. The kitchen and family living area is to the right, and the master suite to the left. Left: The site was leveled to create a large outdoor living space, complete with swimming pool. search | save | share at 53