After an eternity on the homepage of the Oppenheim Architecture website as an example of the studio’s daring designs; the linear construction of the L.A Villa looked to only exist as a dream of Chad Oppenheim- founder of the Miami-based architectural firm.
Of course, the concept drew a host of adoring eyes, but it wasn’t until Michael Bay – the film maker famed for the Transformers Series, Armageddon, and Pearl Harbor – commissioned the build that the dream turned in to a reality. The vision now exists as a spectacular Villa high up in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica mountain range.
Constructed alongside L.A interior designers Lorraine Letendre and Lynda Murray, the meticulous 2800 square metre three-storey dwelling is designed around simplistic rectilinear forms. Concealing masterful cantilevers, and a discrete hillside staircase that stretches down from the house to the infinity pool.
Every angle, vista and view is a considered experience. The tale begins with meticulous landscape design and the glistening reflections of the front yard pool. The story continues to unfold as you breach an entry way threshold haloed with a louvered skylight and embark on interiors based around a mostly neutral palette of materials speckled with masterful artwork, such as a mirrored wall sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor.
Story by Nic-Kaiko Follow him on Instagram kaiko_design
Photographer Roger Davies