Roy Selden Price, Architect
Sited high above the Sunset Strip with sweeping views out to Catalina and the distant Port of Los Angeles from nearly every room, this restored and re-interpreted Traditional residence from the 1920s beautifully integrates modernist elements into interwar Revival style. Price's design, with an unassuming profile at entry, belies a sprawling home in the eclectic English Picturesque tradition of the first half of the 19th Century. Dramatic ogival arches unify the entry floor's public rooms as well as an open mezzanine office perfect for the labor of today's creative class. One flight down are a library, a master suite & two more bedrooms. Below all is a more fluid, studio/guest apartment space opening to outdoor entertaining areas, as well as a fully equipped screening room. French doors there access a large outdoor bar, entertaining deck and substantial grassy pad terraced into the slope, with outdoor access to street level via stairs. An upper garden and multiple terraces provide additional plein-air space throughout. In sum, a historic home perfectly outfitted for modern living. 4800+ s.f. per insurer's estimate.