Why stay at an Ace Hotel when you could live in one twenty-four hours a day, three-hundred sixty-five days a year of nonchalance served up seventies style complete with fringe, herringbone patterned tile, and brass fixtures throughout. Originally built in 1976, this home was constructed in the Spanish Colonial Revival interpretation of the era, which focused on thick, irregular, adobe-esque concrete brick, large square terra cotta tiles inside and out, expanses of whitewash bound by heavy dark brown wood trim. All this was renovated and expanded upon from 2017 through the earliest days of 2019, with the home hitting the market again yesterday after undergoing its refined, honed $4,000,000 remodel. This home is a quintessential home for the wealthy, young man about Los Angeles as it boasts disappearing movie screens, a sparkling city lights view, and everything in-between.
When designing a home, it is of utmost importance to create an inviting, well defined and familiar entrance, inviting all with open arms up and off the curb; at 1707 Rising Glen Road, the attention to these essential details reveal themselves street side, with a bespoke backlit address and soft, warm imported English light fixtures, beckoning you to pass through the threshold of the front door. This custom fixture reminds me of more industrial, if not commercial, signage, such as that found outside Palm Spring’s Draughtsman, which is located at the Arrive Hotel, further interweaving hotel amenities with the privileges of residential living throughout the design of this home. Once up the entry steps, you enter the first exterior courtyard, complete with the pleasing lines of a contemporary fountain, terra cotta tiles, and pea gravel—textured casual elegance. From here, you are led directly into the heart of the home: the interior entertaining spaces.
Once you have proceeded through the front garden, you are greeted by a vast, sleek, wooded space, including what looks at first glance to be an indoor tree sprouting from the basement, and on second look, it is a living tree sprouting skyward from the basement, a new skylight offering up adequate rays overhead. This immense space holds room for a bar, conversation area, media area, dining room, kitchen, and sky lit, forested access to the subterranean wine cellar, all in addition to unbridled access to the rear pool area and LA vistas beyond.
The master bedroom suite, a wing unto its own, continues the theme of wood paneled walls and ceilings, walls of glass and steel doors, magnificent, statement light pieces with Edison bulbs, and pop, pop, pops of lively colors and textures. Among my favorite design choices for the space are the exterior, free-standing metal tub, a luxury resort staple, and the beautifully curved, modern sauna—quite the unexpected, yet welcomed, addition.
The rear yard of the home provides an enfiladed entertaining and viewing area for the entire home—when you are poolside it is as if the home is embracing you, protecting you, curating your viewpoint and life choices. Here, whether relaxing under the slatted terraced, sitting at the barbeque bar, or enjoying one of the many fire elements, there is always a new facet with which to view the world beyond, or truly delight you in the moment, the best of both world, instant and delayed gratification all in one.
1707 Rising Glen Road is a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 4,011 square foot home located on a roughly 11,750 square foot lot and is currently listed for $9,675,000 by Jason Oppenheim of The Oppenheim Group.
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