Long Drive House

Situated in the hills above West Hollywood’s iconic Chateau Marmont and beneath Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #22, our clients imagined a home offering a respite from the intensity of the Sunset Strip. Positioned at the rear of the property and reachable via an extended driveway, enveloped by neighboring residences, the primary objective of this project was the creation of a sanctuary characterized by privacy and seclusion, fostering an environment conducive to relaxation and rejuvenation. A strategic decision in massing was employed to attain this goal, delineating the dwelling into two interconnected volumes. This spatial arrangement not only demarcates private and communal areas distinctly but also imparts a retreat-like ambiance to the primary suite.

The culmination of the residence is marked by the inclusion of a rooftop deck perched above with panoramic views of the city. This final touch elevates the home into a quintessential retreat, providing an outdoor haven where the homeowners can unwind and appreciate the surrounding beauty. The rooftop deck becomes a versatile space, offering both solitude and a social setting, allowing the residents to bask in the warmth of the fireplace while enjoying the breathtaking views of the cityscape. Altogether, the residence fulfills the clients’ aspirations for a private sanctuary that seamlessly integrates with the serene landscape, offering an ideal escape from the demands of the entertainment industry.

Project Team: Aaron Neubert, Jeremy Limsenben, in collaboration with Leslie Gill Architect / Structural Engineer: Gordon Polon Consulting Engineers