It doesn’t take lengthy to comprehend that the driving aesthetic behind this newly revamped 6,500-square-foot Beverly Hills residence is the dramatic views of the Santa Monica Mountains, which encompass it. It’s clear outdoors, as one passes by a classic silver Porsche Carrera, in addition to inside, the place floor-to-ceiling home windows seem as ceaselessly as head-turning artworks.
“The purchasers are passionate collectors of artwork and design objects…so we knew their assortment wanted to play a important function,” David Lucas, artistic director at Seattle-based inside structure and design studio Lucas, says of his purchasers—a New York couple who moved to Los Angeles to be nearer to their grandchildren.
“The objective from the start was to create a real heat to the house’s dimension and scale,” provides Suzie Lucas, David’s sister, in addition to the agency’s cofounder and principal designer. (Their different sister, Rachel Lucas, joined the household enterprise later and now serves as operations director.) “That’s at all times a problem with an area like this, however significantly when you’ve got a shopper with such an considerable choice of art work and furnishings.”
The house is situated within the Los Angeles neighborhood of Trousdale, a group of upscale dwellings perched on the highest level of Beverly Hills that’s wealthy in midcentury-modernist historical past. The unique improvement, often known as Trousdale Estates, dates again to the Nineteen Fifties when celebrities, together with Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, constructed customized houses there. —Troy J. McMullen
After they moved from New York to Los Angeles in 2019, it took some time for Laure Heriard Dubreuil and Aaron Younger to seek out the sweeping midcentury fashionable residence they now share with their youngsters, Marcel and Marguerite, ages eight and three. The view “sealed the deal,” says Younger, explaining how the couple’s three-year search halted on a darkish winter night time once they first seen the property, located on one of many verdant peaks above Beverly Hills, and encountered its magnificent vista. With Los Angeles twinkling under by the glass-walled nice room, which now incorporates their eating, residing, and lounge areas, they knew that they had discovered the right dwelling for his or her household. “All the metropolis—from Lengthy Seaside to downtown—lights up for us each single night time,” provides Younger, a California-born artist who emerged within the New York artwork scene within the early 2000s.
Retracing their first steps throughout the herringbone-patterned redbrick ground, which flows indoors and out, the couple lead an expedition by the home, pausing poolside, nonetheless reveling within the breathtaking environment. “This transfer was all my fault!” Younger says of the shift from East Coast to West. The thought was to place down roots and create a house base for the household. “I used to be born in San Francisco and grew up in Monterey and Carmel. After we had our second youngster, I stated to Laure: ‘Let’s go to California and set a basis for the youngsters there.’”
For her residence, Heriard Dubreuil’s objective was to configure an area for their very own youthful technology and likewise to seamlessly incorporate the up to date artwork and midcentury furnishings with which she and her husband have lived over the previous 14 years, initially in a SoHo loft after which in an East Village city home (AD, September 2016). Their assortment combines private keepsakes with museum-worthy sculptures and work by Younger and his circle, together with Dan Colen and Nate Lowman (Marcel’s godfather). “The intention was to make the artwork really feel as if it had at all times lived right here,” she explains.