Home in the Santa Monica Hills Capitalizes on Jaw-Dropping Views

Amid the maze-like streets of the Santa Monica hills, a newly renovated contemporary home features a design that capitalizes on the stunning views it affords. The custom property required careful planning and special installations to achieve the architects’ –and homeowners’ – vision. The result is a gorgeous home that makes the most of its outdoor spaces and the vistas beyond.

Perfect for entertaining, the outdoor area includes a luxury fire pit and swimming pool.View in gallery
Perfect for entertaining, the outdoor area includes a luxury fire pit and swimming pool.

Part of the home’s allure comes from the spectacular view from the living area as well all other rooms. To maintain an unfettered view, the designers used NanaWall folding glass wall systems in both the living and sleeping areas of the home. NanaWall’s systems, help integrate the view as in fundamental component of the design. The ability to full open up the space makes the most of the Southern California weather and expands the entertainment area of the home.

The open glass wall gives the room an expansive feeling.View in gallery
The open glass wall gives the room an expansive feeling.
Even when closed, the large glass panels offer a stunning view.View in gallery
Even when closed, the large glass panels offer a stunning view.

The sleek kitchen is done in a pale gray monochrome palette that is enlivened with a variety of textures. The cabinets have a high gloss finish and are devoid of hardware, which enhances the clean look. Here too, the kitchen space is expanded with the folding glass doors that open onto a modern patio. The outdoor living space is also finished in complementary grays that help unify the area and highlight the touches of green from the grass and plants.

Monochrome gray is a very sophisticated palette.View in gallery
Monochrome gray is a very sophisticated palette.

From the outdoors, one can see how when open, the glass all makes the yard an extension of the homes’ interior. Without door frames to break up the visual lines, it is a seamless design. The contemporary decor of the home is echoed in the design of the pool and its surroundings, with the main pop of color coming from the outdoor furniture on the grass.

This type of design takes advantage of the prime location and great weather.View in gallery
This type of design takes advantage of the prime location and great weather.

Thanks to the layout of the property, the back of the house it totally private, allowing the architects to incorporate large windows in the bath area as well. Not only does this bring in an amazing amount of natural light, it expands the portion of the home from that has a great view.

Privacy and a great view are two important elements of this glass walled bathroom.View in gallery
Privacy and a great view are two important elements of this glass walled bathroom.

Again, in the bedroom, the design incorporates the accordion glass walls, which open up onto a balcony. It’s a perfect spot for lounging and reading, or sleeping in the fresh air in good weather.

Simple decor in the bedroom allows the natural vista to be the focal point.View in gallery
Simple decor in the bedroom allows the natural vista to be the focal point.

Without the expansive glass doors that can fuse the indoor and outdoor spaces, this Santa Monica Hills home would not be the same. The combining the killer view with clean-lined contemporary decor, the architects and designers have created a relaxing space that’s second to none for entertaining, as well as everyday living.