Open House Obsession: Absolute Perfection in Pacific Palisades, $13.5M
Where: 748 Amalfi Drive, Pacific Palisades
When: Sunday, May 8 from 2:00PM-5:00PM
What: A recently completed 6-bed, 7.5-bath project by Daryl Olesinski and Martina Linden and their Westside design/build firm O+L. Deploying a palette of simple materials of the highest quality and with immaculate detailing, the duo have crafted a luxurious and dramatic setting for everyday life. As the Spanish proverb goes, "Living well is the best revenge", and the drama starts with the austere street facade (below) behind gates.
A wall of rough, board-formed concrete (at top and below) anchors the center of the house, extending up to the second story, with steel beams extending through the double-height stairwell and out over the adjoining rooftop deck.
Meanwhile, the rear of the house opens up in a series of interlocking, open and sheltered poolside spaces for gathering and entertaining; sliding walls of glass in the living room are 14-feet high.
What We Love: The master suite is a world of its own, with a seating, fireplace, a private deck and dual master baths and dressing rooms, joined by an immense shower.
More: Go to the listing for complete information plus additional images of this extraordinary new house.