The Magnificent Hillside Residence Has A Beautiful View of the Los Angeles Skyline

This is the latest amazing project completed by the SAOTA studio and as always it immediately stands out and inspires. The Hillside house is situated above Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles and is a truly modern oasis. The site occupies an area of 20 000 square feet and enjoys a privileged location that gives it 300 degree views over the city and the beautiful skyline.

The scale and design of the Hillside house are impressive in more than one wayView in gallery
The scale and design of the Hillside house are impressive in more than one way

These views have been maximized by the architects who, as always, managed to create a seamless connection between the indoor and the outdoor spaces. A series of exterior areas, most of them covered, act as extensions for the indoor living spaces. The fire pit nook in particular is a spectacular little space, featuring a glass railing which allows the scenery to be admired in its entirety. Also, the fire pit seating area is surrounded by water which creates a nice and interesting contrast. 

The main entrance is marked by a clean and minimalistic pathway and a large door with a 3D designView in gallery
The main entrance is marked by a clean and minimalistic pathway and a large door with a 3D design

It’s easy to see why this place is an oasis. It’s not just the large scale of the project that suggests this but also the manner in which the architecture and the house itself interacts with its surroundings. Both the interior and the exterior spaces feel very open and airy and they enjoy a constant and organic connection to nature and the panoramic views in particular.

A covered seating area with a fire pit at the center extends above the poolView in gallery
A covered seating area with a fire pit at the center extends above the pool
This space has one of the best views over the city of Los AngelesView in gallery
This space has one of the best views over the city of Los Angeles

The entrance into the house is marked by a large door with an interesting geometric design. Inside, the house is organized into two wings which are oriented East to West and respectively North to South. One of the ground floor spaces is a large 12-car garage with a stylish a glamorous interior. For the rest of the spaces the designers reserved a palette of materials and finishes that’s simple, warm and welcoming, with an emphasis on the tactile nature of the surfaces. 

The pool is bright blue and has a flowing, organic shapeView in gallery
The pool is bright blue and has a flowing, organic shape
Planters and small wooden decks are sprinkled across the poolView in gallery
Planters and small wooden decks are sprinkled across the pool
There's also a fair bit of greenery which creates a protective wall around the poolView in gallery
There’s also a fair bit of greenery which creates a protective wall around the pool
The wooden deck sections are pool-related spaces separate from the main deck areasView in gallery
The wooden deck sections are pool-related spaces separate from the main deck areas
The greenery walls are low enough to allow panoramic views of the cityView in gallery
The greenery walls are low enough to allow panoramic views of the city
This area also feels quite exotic, mostly due to the trees and how fresh and airy everything looksView in gallery
This area also feels quite exotic, mostly due to the trees and how fresh and airy everything looks
Greenery is also draped over the edges of the open terraces on the upper levelView in gallery
Greenery is also draped over the edges of the open terraces on the upper level
Openings in the roof and double-height atrium areas bring in extra light into the houseView in gallery
Openings in the roof and double-height atrium areas bring in extra light into the house
The dining area is very bright thanks to the full-height windows and the great viewView in gallery
The dining area is very bright thanks to the full-height windows and the great view
There's also a home office with an elegant wooden deck and an intricate shelving unitView in gallery
There’s also a home office with an elegant wooden deck and an intricate shelving unit
The kitchen is minimalistic and has all black cabinetry along the wallsView in gallery
The kitchen is minimalistic and has all black cabinetry along the walls
In addition to the kitchen island there's also a bar made from the same materialView in gallery
In addition to the kitchen island there’s also a bar made from the same material
The living room is bright, airy and glamorous thanks to the oversized ceiling lightingView in gallery
The living room is bright, airy and glamorous thanks to the oversized ceiling lighting
The bedrooms have beautiful wooden ceilings which extends onto the terracesView in gallery
The bedrooms have beautiful wooden ceilings which extends onto the terraces
The en-suite bathrooms are just as glamorous, enjoying minimalist and exotic designsView in gallery
The en-suite bathrooms are just as glamorous, enjoying minimalist and exotic designs
The parking garage is adjacent to a beautiful interior courtyard with greenery, water and skylight accessView in gallery
The parking garage is adjacent to a beautiful interior courtyard with greenery, water and skylight access
The location offers the house lots of privacy from down belowView in gallery
The location offers the house lots of privacy from down below
Timber, limestone and other natural materials were beautifully incorporated into this projectView in gallery
Timber, limestone and other natural materials were beautifully incorporated into this project
Every space inside and out is unique and glamorous in its own distinct wayView in gallery
Every space inside and out is unique and glamorous in its own distinct way