Whipple Russell Architects created Summit House, which is located in Beverly Hills, California, USA. The stunning home is an orchestra of elements, textures, and patterns, coming together to create an exquisite whole.
Summit House By Whipple Russell Architects:
“Our clients for this project were a family intent upon staying closely connected even while moving to a considerably larger home. This was accomplished by using energy-efficient glass walls, an open floor plan, and sight lines between floating levels and rooms, allowing the family members to stay connected visually throughout the space. They also had a passion for modernism and collected art pieces we included in our 3D models to ensure scale and placement were considered.
One of the owners is a well-known sports agent, making entertaining adults, teenagers, and friends an essential design goal—Summit Households are examples of our interest in modern functionality and innovation. Before construction, an old home on the property was intricately deconstructed so that building materials, fixtures, and appliances could be reused or donated to non-profit organizations.
The new residence is a series of vertical and horizontal floating planes. It uses extensive solar power, a gray-water reclamation system, and sound passive-solar design elements, making it the first house permitted under the city of Beverly Hills green building ordinance. The house is ‘smart,’ using a computer to control shades, the gray water system, and the entertainment centers.
The bowling alley on the lower level features an ‘underwater view’ into the pool via custom windows. Oversized pocket doors and a 10′X10′ glass float-away wall separate the central gallery, family room, and kitchen from the exterior terraces and pool – when open, the outside is inside.”
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