In Los Angeles, a villa with a view

A villa overlooking the hills of Los Angeles, with interiors by Svetti Architecture


For almost a century, the architecture of private residences has been an essential part of the history of architecture in California. Many architects have left their mark there, building villas that made the history and are now destinations for architectural pilgrimages. Thanks to a landscape worthy of the name, with small canyons, hills, climbs, slopes and dips, the tradition of villas with breathtaking views in California continues today, as evidenced by this recent project by McClean Design architectural firm.


The villa TR-102, in Los Angeles, also known as the Maison Calvin Klein, features all the factors that make a house a front cover architecture: wide glass walls with breathtaking views, light filtering in every direction, and an infinity pool with a stunning view. Furthermore, Svetti Architecture and Mass Beverly added exclusive interiors, all made in Italy. The furniture plays on the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, turning open spaces into living rooms, and the other way around.


Architecture as a Hollywood scenography

The villa’s architecture is like a magnificent Hollywood setting, enriched by materials and finishes’ elegance. Two marble-clad walls frame an entrance doorway that leads to a walkway. From there, you can access the living area, walking over a pool of water. The various functions follow one another seamlessly, with closed walls only where privacy is needed.

There is the living room on the entrance floor, with a dining room, kitchen, study, and two additional bedrooms. The master bedroom, also on this floor, features two separate wardrobes and overlooks the terrace with a swimming pool. There is also a Jacuzzi, here, hidden from the view, surrounded by greenery. Downstairs there are two more bedrooms and a multimedia room with a boiserie, which isolates the ambiance from the rest of the house.

All the rooms are furnished with custom-made pieces, or made in Italy customized furniture, Ernestomeda for the kitchen, Henge for some lamps, Minotti for upholstered and outdoor, Antoniolupi the bathrooms. Finally, to round things off, Calvin Klein’s house in Los Angeles houses a garage with an art gallery, a vault for storing and displaying the owner’s works of art.

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