Futuristic – that’s the word that’s been hanging in my mind when I look at MUL7691 at a glance. I cannot say I am a fan of this overly modern home but for the owners this might be the dream home they have been waiting for. According to VOID Inc. the purpose of the project was an attempt to deal with the public’s desire to take a glance of the magnificent views again present on Mulholland Drive. But it is also an answer to the aspirations of the client.
Knowing that, I know that this modern architecture has what it takes to be a great home for the clients. In all fairness, the interiors are comfortable as the modern architects made use of the angular or geometrical edges creating a bold interior design. In my opinion, the interior design looks intimidating but inviting at the same time. It’s like being beaconed and you’re fighting the urge to get there.
The environment has a sunken nature and it provides a clear overview of the San Fernando Valley where tourists and onlookers can see. At the same time, it provides the shade necessary to get relief from the scorching heat of the sun.
My favorite among the home’s parts is the great kitchen – clean, uncluttered and with the same bold, hard edges on its surfaces. The color scheme complements the strong personality that the design created. Also, the architects created a stepped and integrated profile for the entire house floor plans and implemented it flawlessly. As a result, the platforms are now used as deck surface up to the roof deck.
Even though it has the overly modern and futuristic design, it still has energy-saving features – typical of sustainable home designs such as the cool roof material used in this home. Apart from providing energy-saving benefit, it also gives a stunning aesthetic unique to the roof that emboldens it as it gives the most visible feature or part of the home when you glance at Mulholland Drive.
The bathroom design is also expectedly modern with angular or sharp edges but nonetheless I must say that it is carefully thought of as a private space. The entire layout is spacious and inspirational in the addition to the deliberate use of wide stairs allowing you to ascend towards the upper level without noticing it whatsoever. It is like strolling within a large home.
The project is specifically located a short distance away from Lautner’s iconic Chemosphere and Errol Flynn’s infamous ranch. As a result, the three structures composed the triangular conspiracy that tends to affect the history of Mulholland Drive.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 19 October, 2012