Hollywood has long been known as a place where dreams are brought to life through the lens of a camera and wealthy actors live lavishly. From Marilyn and Audrey to Bogart and Bacall the homes and movie sets of some of the most famous entertainment icons in history were created or influenced by designers like Dorothy Draper and William Haines.
Designed by Studio Arthur Casas located in São Paulo the home is actually divided into two separate structures that are connected by an open pond area. While the main structure consists of the living quarters the kitchen and the master bedroom the second building next to it houses children’s bedrooms and rooms for guests. The idea is to give everyone as much space as possible and bring in a certain sense of privacy that does not encroach upon the space of others in the home.
Although the black-and-white films we use for inspiration may not convey color usage color was extremely important in the Hollywood Regency style. Royal blues bright reds polished golds and emerald greens – jewel tones hint at the majestic feel movie stars wished to invoke. After all who wouldn’t want to feel like royalty?
Designed by Alberto Kalach the interiors match the extravagant exterior inch for inch as they are covered in wood which matches the shade of the stone used outside. Apart from this lovely and flowing combination there is the wide use of glass which pretty much seems like a norm in most modern houses. It is of particular importance as the huge floor-to-ceiling glass windows offer unobstructed views of the vast Pacific.
But do not be distracted by the sober skies as this stunning modern structure nestled on the Pacific Coast of California can is simply spectacular in ways more than one. The most distinct aspect of the home is the grand use of stone on the outside that gives it its very unique and inimitable look.