Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Architecture Wednesday: Sunset Plaza Mansion

After a few weeks of old homes, and rediscovered treasures, and re-imagined row-houses, I was in need of something entirely different, and the Sunset Plaza Mansion is just the fix I needed. It's modern, and Gothic; it's Steampunk and industrial; it's glass and wood and beautiful stonework; it's a fortress. It's striking; it's one-of-a-kind home. It's not for everyone, but this villa, designed by David Lawrence Gray Architects, is by far one of the most unique homes I've ever come across.

Sunset Plaza Mansion sits on a privately gated half-acre promontory overlooking the Hollywood Hills--just above the smog-line, it seems. You can lounge in the pool and soak in the view, or invite eleven of your closest friends over to relax in the 12-person spa that overlooks Hollywood.

The home includes a billiards table, koi pond, motor court, gym, and a large screening room with a full-sized bar. With five bedrooms in the main villa, and two more in the detached gate house--which also has its own living room--Sunset Plaza can accommodate up to 14 guests. The lavish master suite with rare wood detailing includes an opulent dual master bathroom and a closet no one would want to come out of.

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean; the kitchen, all stainless steel, is designed by the Porsche Design Group.
Plus, big plus, the home is located less than five miles to the Sunset Strip.

Party out, party in. Like I said, it's not for everyone, but it has something for everyone.



Anonymous said...

They make their own porn movies?

Anonymous said...

I don't think they'd shoot porn movies in a place like this. I think they use the same tract house in all of the Cinemax After Dark flicks.

This one is not quite my taste but there are some elements I like about it.

Anonymous said...


I can definitely see some steampunk in images 2 and 3.

"Anonymous" is right. If you look in images 11 and 12, there's something mounted on a tripod. It looks like a camera in some kind of custom-made enclosure.

The exposed concrete walls (and the camera in the bedroom) are slightly unsettling to me.

Bob said...

For me, the camera on the tripod is an art-piece. I think this home might rent for too a high a price for even porn producers to pay.

designing wally said...

I hope they own loads of stock in Windex!

Mistress Maddie said...

This is a different house alright. My favorite room is the kitchen. My boys would have fun shining all the stainless steel!

David Jeffreys said...

Leaves me COLD! No color. Gothic? Only redeeming factor is use of wood paneling.


General Post said...

so amazing and beautiful. Thanks for sharing .

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