An Iconic Architectural Statement
by Mark Rios, FAIA, FASLA
A carefully orchestrated composition of contemporary architectural form rises from the acclivity of historic Bel-Air all in range of the city lights and Pacific ocean that span the horizon. Renowned architect, Mark Rios, designed and assembled a new 11,000 square foot residence, which epitomizes the contemporary Los Angeles lifestyle of seamless indoor and outdoor living. With six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and three powder rooms, this incredibly private haven is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, pathways and tranquil scenes of nature. Soaring floor-to-ceiling glass pocket doors disappear, opening the sun-filled voluminous living room to the outdoors where a stunning infinity pool acts as an everchanging reflective art piece. An elegant and dramatically lit formal dining room flows effortlessly into a swanky den brightened by colored vintage Blenko glass. The chef’s kitchen and scullery accented with Pucci light fixtures satisfies the most discerning epicurean sapidity. Imported German tactile hardwood flooring runs into a custom hand-stitched leather rail that leads to an impressive airy library/lounge and residence accommodations on the second floor. The voguish master suite with separate heated stone-floored bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes pamper every indulgence and takes you away from it all. Four additional en-suite bedrooms/office and manager’s berth complete the floor. The expansive, open floor plan allows guests to capture breathtaking views from every room in the house. The ultimate rooftop party/state-of-the art screening room with large terrace entertains intimate gatherings or more elaborate festivities. Modern design with elegant and careful editing fill the home with a luxurious palate of stone, wood, bronze, glass & natural wall coverings and finishes. 21st Century lifestyle living amenities include: cabana, exterior bar/kitchen, sun deck, gym, spa & steam room, office/study, Crestron complete home automation system, new elevator, separate guest suite with game/pool room, security office, large private and gated motor court + separate staff entry/parking. A simple yet confident contemporary vision with subtle indulgences throughout.