Carla Ridge by Whipple Russell Architects

February 15, 2019

Whipple Russell Architects has designed 'Carla Ridge', a new modern house in Beverly Hills, California, that has sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. #ModernArchitecture #ModernHouse #HouseDesign

Photography by Jason Speth

 

Whipple Russell Architects has designed a new house in Beverly Hills, California, that has sweeping views of the surrounding landscape.

 

Guests coming up the front steps of this hilltop home are met with a Carrera marble sculpture by Richard Erdman, while the car park features a turntable that identifies each car, rotates it to a preset angle, enabling the driver to exit with ease.

Guests coming up the front steps of this hilltop home are met with a Carrera marble sculpture by Richard Erdman, titled 'Serenade', while the car park features a turntable that identifies each car, rotates it to a preset angle that enables the driver to exit with ease. #ModernHouse #HouseDesign #Architecture

Photography by Jason Speth

The dark-grey rough stacked-slate exterior of the house is capped with crisply contrasting white stucco, and a pivot-style all-glass front door and surround welcomes guests to the home.


The dark-grey rough stacked-slate exterior of the house is capped with crisply contrasting white stucco, and a pivot-style all-glass front door and surround welcomes guests to this modern house. #Architecture #ModernHouse #GlassFrontDoor

Photography by Jason Speth

Inside, the central open volume topped by a skylight is Marc Whipple’s modern take on the traditional courtyard. He took the courtyard, and sunk it so that all the below-grade rooms open off of it, transforming what normally would be a dark basement into a lower floor with light and views. The large skylight pulls the dramatic focus upwards as well, so this vertical volume contains both dynamics seen while crossing the glass bridge.


This modern house has a glass bridge that sits below a large skylight, that provides light to the social areas of the house, as well as the lower level. #GlassBridge #Skylight

Photography by Jason Speth

The architects worked together with interior design firm McCormick and Wright, to create a luxurious and modern atmosphere. Surrounding this sunny atrium are the kitchen, living, and dining areas. In the living room, a back-to-back lounge arrangement ensures that the fireplace and the views can both be enjoyed.


In this modern living room, a back-to-back lounge arrangement ensures that the fireplace and the views can both be enjoyed. #ModernLivingRoom #Fireplace

Photography by Jason Speth

At the back of the house two walls of glass glide open to provide easy access to the pool and patio entertaining spaces. The property extends out in a V-shape towards the view; at the far point is a large built-in seating circle around a fire pit for gathering with friends. The acrylic wall between the spa and pool, pedestal walkways across the water, and specialty lighting, were additions that brought an extra interest and style to the outdoor living space.


At the back of this modern house, two walls of glass glide open to provide easy access to the pool and patio entertaining spaces, including a circular fire pit with seating. #Patio #SwimmingPool #FirePit

Photography by Jason Speth

Back inside, and there’s sleek all-white kitchen islands and floor-to-ceiling cabinets that are minimalist in their design, with a skylight adding even more light to the bright space.


This modern house has sleek all-white kitchen islands and floor-to-ceiling cabinets that are minimalist in their design, with a skylight adding even more light to the bright space. #WhiteKitchen #ModernKitchen #KitchenDesign

Photography by Jason Speth

Also on this floor of the house is a library seating area with a built-in bar cabinet, which are open to the central volume and an adjoining home office.


This modern house a library seating area with a built-in bar cabinet, which are open to the central volume and an adjoining home office. #Library #HomeLibrary #Bar #HomeOffice

Photography by Jason Speth

In the master suite, there’s a painting above the bed by James Nares, and opposite the bed is a fireplace, that sits beside sliding glass doors that open to the back patio.


In this modern master suite, there's a painting above the bed by James Nares, and opposite the bed is a fireplace, that sits beside sliding glass doors that open to the back patio. #MasterBedroom #Fireplace #BedroomDesign

Photography by Jason Speth

The master suite also has a large walk-in closet with plenty of room for hanging clothes, displaying shoes, and storing folded garments.


The master suite in this modern house has a large walk-in closet with plenty of room for hanging clothes, displaying shoes, and storing folded garments. #WalkInCloset #Closet

Photography by Jason Speth

In the master bathroom, there’s a large walk-in shower with a glass surround, while sitting adjacent to the shower is a freestanding bathtub, and a vanity with a back-lit mirror.


In this modern master bathroom, there's a large walk-in shower with a glass surround, while sitting adjacent to the shower is a freestanding bathtub, and a vanity with a back-lit mirror. #MasterBathroom #GlassEnclosedShower #BathroomDesign

Photography by Jason Speth

Back out in the atrium, and there’s floating stairs that lead down to the bottom level of the home. The downstairs courtyard area, lit by the skylight, includes a small seating area and wine storage.


This modern house has floating stairs that lead down to the bottom level of the home. The downstairs courtyard area, lit by the skylight, includes a small seating area and wine storage. #Stairs #ModernStairs #Skylight

Photography by Jason Speth

The surrounding rooms that are accessed via the small seating area include a full gym and weight room, a salon with massage table and full bath with steam shower, a golf simulator, and an 8-seat home theater.


This modern house includes a full gym and weight room, a salon with massage table and full bath with steam shower, a golf simulator, and an 8-seat home theater. #InteriorDesign

Photography by Jason Speth | Architect: Whipple Russell Architects | Interior Design: McCormick and Wright

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