Quinn Architects

Project QA117
Title Perugia Way
Location Bel Air, Los Angeles
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  • Following a legacy of important homes in the Hollywood Hills, this contemporary villa follows the natural topography of the site to provide an elegant yet neutral insertion to the LA landscape.

    Perugia Way is situated within a quiet cul-de-sac in Hollywood Hills, an affluent Los Angeles neighbourhood in the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains. The building reinterprets the Californian hillside vernacular, with strong horizontal lines, interlocking blocks and wraparound patios used to great affect.

    Encompassing 15,000 sq.ft. the project involved the creation of generous private space whilst conveying a cohesive architectural language. The act of opening up the home with proportion and light was central to the design, with simple and elegant materials used to retain a sense of calm simplicity. Floor to ceiling heights were maximised to provide as much daylight as possible to the internal living spaces.

    In order to preserve a sense of local character, the house is clad in an elegant yet robust palette of materials; dark granite for the lower level and Romano travertine and stucco for the upper level. The interior and exterior spaces are connected by a natural palette of white washed oak floors and acid washed limestone terrace pavers.  

    Landscaping also played an important role to naturally integrate the residence with the surrounding wildlife. The north east facing facade contains an infinity pool, whilst the south west facade overlooks a 5,000 sq.ft. newly created private garden. A series of planted spaces around the residence were also introduced to soften the look of the overall site.