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États-Unis – Los Angeles

 © Taiyo Watanabe

The Good Project Company architecture studio, founded by Pierre De Angelis in Los Angeles, reinvents this superb minimalist modernist villa, nestled atop the Hollywood Hills district of Mount Olympus. Oceanus House was built in 1975, then renovated and enlarged in 1992 by Donald Luckenbill, principal architect in the firm of the renowned Paul Rudolph. The scope of the new improvements focused on reinforcing horizontality to better extend living spaces between indoors and outdoors. White walls, oak floors, high ceilings, a spiral staircase and intelligent technology now structure Oceanus House. Spanning almost 700 mÇ on two levels, it boasts four bedrooms and six bathrooms.

The spacious living room, with its integrated black steel fireplace and bespoke oak bookcase, boasts a sumptuous mid-century modern leather banquette. Nearby, the dining room and adjacent kitchen embrace the sun-drenched ensemble, thanks to large windows that open onto a terrace, adorned with a pool and alfresco breakfast nook. Pierre De Angelis’ renovations also focused on enlarging the existing façade, with overlapping cornices and soffits to further accentuate the linearity of the spaces. A modern renaissance that retains all its intimacy, with reoriented views of the Pacific Ocean and downtown.

 © Taiyo Watanabe

Nathalie Dassa