Inspired by the Stahl House, the architects of SAOTA completed their latest residential in the Hollywood Hills.

Located in Bellgave, a private residence situated above Laurel Canyon Boulevard on a cul-de-sac in the Hollywood Hills, the inspiration for the architectural design of the house has Pierre Koenig’s Stahl House (Case Study House No. 22) written all over it. However, the entrance to the front of the home is totally unique, encapsulating a powerful curved sculptural marker towards the street.

Cape Town-based architecture studio SAOTA engaged with the modernist precedent set by the Stahl House and other ground-breaking Los Angeles Case Study Houses in the design of Bellgave. With a platform placed on pillars and caissons, the house provides breathtaking views of Los Angeles.

“Interior and exterior spaces are similarly fused. Elements of the landscaping, such as the sculptural olive trees, create focal points, anchoring the experience with indoor and outdoor “destinations”, ranging from al-fresco dining areas and poolside lounging areas to the dining and lounge. Interior and exterior volumes are modulated to create more intimate spaces to counterbalance the vast scale of the views. The bedrooms are on the upper level, creating similarly elevated experiences floating above the city.”

Enjoy the following images of the house. Full credits can be found at the end of the article.

SAOTA's latest residential home in Los Angeles inspired by the Stahl House.
SAOTA’s latest residential home in Los Angeles is inspired by the Stahl House.

All images © by SAOTA.
Project Name: Bellgave
Project Location: Los Angeles, USA
Lead Designers: SAOTA
SAOTA Project Team: Mark Bullivant, Tom Burbidge & Arthur Lehloenya
Architect of Record: WOODS + DANGARAN
Development Manager: PLUS Development      
Contractor: OHS Design and Development
Civil Engineer: LFA (Labib Funk + Associates)
Structural Engineer: LFA (Labib Funk + Associates)
Electrical Engineer: Design Build       
Landscaping: Fiore Landscape Design
Lighting Design: Helius Lighting
Interior Designer: Platner and Co.
Listing Agents: Williams and Williams & Tyrone McKillen
Expeditors: Crest Real Estate
Photographer: Mike Kelley

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