Los Angeles, California, is a veritable playground for architects, its landscape graced with a unique array of geographical features, including picturesque mountains, coastal views, and stunning city skylines. The most restrictive plots – those in the hills – produce some of the most innovative and desirable feats of modern architecture, as visualized in these luxury home concepts by Vantage Design Group.
Each one seems to interpret its surroundings through a lens of creative futurism. Check out these gorgeous properties if you love striking exteriors with extravagant pools and expansive glass walls.
Located in Hollywood Hills, this incredible home consists of curvaceous volumes cascading down from the verdant peak. Its fluid shape embraces the hillside and exaggerates the natural curve of the land with expressive cantilever terraces.
Each room is oriented to take advantage of a perfect panoramic view of the city below, expanses of glass broken only by sparingly applied interior walls.
The pool looks magnificent, with a perfectly transparent wall outlined with bright LED strips. The pool and patios are ever so slightly set into the smooth white lower facade, supported by curved concrete pillars that enhance the flared shapes found throughout the exterior.
Lucky visitors are treated to a private guesthouse slightly below the main volume, accessible by a glass-encased driveway. This wing features many of the same luxuries as the rest of the home but at a somewhat smaller scale. It even has its small infinity pool – miniature serving as a relative term, as it would easily dwarf all but the most expansive pools outside the Hills.
This home – also in the Hollywood Hills – cuts a striking profile using rectilinear forms and robust folded architecture. The most distinctive feature is a stunning infinity pool that wraps around the main body of the home that overflows down a tiled wall to create the illusion of great depth.
Chairs on the lower deck take advantage of the cooling effect generated by the waterfall’s mist.
A large window in the garage bay makes this traditionally utilitarian space feel like any other room in the home. It’s a lovely touch for an enthusiast who considers an excellent vehicle just as much a work of art as any Rembrandt or Monet.
The interior renders are just as fascinating, but even the most carefully selected appointments could never hold a candle to the view itself. Could you imagine having such an impressive vantage point over the city? Now imagine what it would look like from the pool!
An unassuming wood-slatted rear facade doesn’t even begin to hint at the raw luxury on the other side…
Incredible! This spacious home concept occupies a curved foundation with multilevel infinity pools, its impressive facade sparkling with lights. Imagine swimming from the raised cantilever pool to the right – breathtaking.
From the outside, each room appears distinct from one another, but all enjoy open glass walls to take advantage of the unmatched view.
Angular, distinctive – it’s incredible how each of these properties demonstrates how creative applications of the same materials can result in such diverse building styles. This home features outwardly sloped walls that seem to tempt gravity.
Car enthusiasts will admire the cantilevered garage protruding from the bottom floor, its glass front making for a gorgeous showroom display.
The L-shaped layout offers unlimited ways to enjoy the view from the cliffcliffsideong concrete contrasted against smooth white cladding, ensuring the home is just as inspiring to view from the outside as from within.
Imagine the symphony of sensory details one would enjoy while lounging on one of the many terraces. The gentle breeze, the sound of cascading infinity pools, the stimulation of the city below… this home would provide an endless number of internal habitats to accommodate any mood or mode of creativity.
Occupying approximately 900 square meters, this expansive Hollywood Hills mansion invokes the shape of a luxurious ocean liner with a curvy pool that juts out from the cliff face.
Despite the open pool deck that rivals even the best resorts, this home is slightly more private than the homes preceding it – rooms are set deeply within cantilever volumes, and the angle of the pool prevents anyone from seeing inside.
Hidden between the pillars and tucked underneath the driveway, a small patio surrounds a secret garden for intimate socialization. Away from the energy and excitement of the pool and city view, this little niche seems like it would provide the quiet and privacy that so many Los Angeles residents could only dream of having. Details like these are beautiful in their cleverness.
Minimalism proves the perfect choice for the kitchen and dining area, emphasizing the vastness of the city below.
The Bird Streets neighborhood is one of the most exclusive and highly sought-after enclaves in the Hollywood Hills, and this home concept certainly lives up to the expectations of the area.
This street-facing view perfectly condenses the aesthetic of the rest of the home, including nature-inspired exterior elements like stone, wood, water, light, and fire.
On the exterior, a drama of fire and water unfolds – grill pits and decorative fire features dance alongside vast glass-walled pools, the upper pool pouring into the lower pool by a modern waterfall.
It’s interesting to see how the street-facing facade invokes more of a traditional look. In contrast, the backyard displays pure modernism – both have the same materials, but the proportions in which they are used make all the difference.
With engineering just as impressive as its appearance, this home will inspire fans of innovative architecture. The weight distribution catches the eye immediately – supported by substantial pillars below the pool, the living spaces exhibit actual weightlessness by contrast.
The two main volumes seem structurally disconnected from one another because of the careful application of a central staircase open to the air but covered by the overarching roof. Entire glass walls are a must-have in an area as beautiful as this, and these walls stack over one another when opened to erase the boundary between indoors and out.
Vines creep alongside the corner of the patio and climb a wooden privacy screen. This deck portion also happens to line up with part of the interior clad with natural materials and darker colors.
This concept in Beverly Hills is nestled into a flat plot in a valley – its terrace gardens and white linear cladding reflecting the beauty of the landscape and the open sky. The home comprises two deeply cantilevered volumes split by a glass-clad entrance barred by a heavy classically inspired wooden door.
While the preceding homes utilized their cliffcliffsidetions to the fullest extent, this home makes a stunning impression without the architectural constraints of mountainside living.
Even the miniature home golf course boasts clean and beautiful forms. It doesn’t just offer another entertainment source–it also contributes aesthetically, balancing the perfect angles and even spacing with something more organic yet highly manicured.
From this angle, it’s much easier to appreciate the proper separation between the two architectural volumes. The large first-floor bedroom and ground-floor living room may even serve as a guest suite – and if so – the wide stepping-stones over the water provide a unique mode of access that visitors will never forget.
Despite its location on flat ground, the building design can still accommodate a relatively open view thanks to the creative application of trees and retaining walls. Here, slatted wooden blinds preserve privacy only where needed.
Privacy is unnecessary at the golf course since it would be a shame for the neighbors to miss your impeccable form. At night, bright rings of light outline the greens to make nighttime games more accessible and stylish.
Trousdale is another prestigious Beverly Hills neighborhood, one known for a history of architectural restrictions. Of course, such restrictions often enhance the creativity of engineers and architects who build there, and the same still holds today.
Detailed patterns make his facade exceptionally memorable, different from the pure white and glass concepts highlighted in the other visualizations.
Early Trousdale homes were designed by iconic names such as Harold Levitt, A. Quincy Jones, and Frank Lloyd Wright. This property concept continues that legacy of exquisite taste, and its design seems to incorporate inspiration from its architectural forebears.
Unlike many expansive homes detailed previously, this concept makes a big impression on a level ranch-style plane. Maintaining a low profile is a common stipulation in places like the Hills, where the view is everything.
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