Skylark, so named because of its location on Skylark Lane in West Hollywood, was built on a 30,744 square-foot lot. A bridge over a multilevel light well provides entry to the home. On the upper level, two more bridges are employed to connect the bedrooms to the highlight of this home, a dual story living room and loft.
These spaces have tilting glass walls that lift up to transform into canopies over the terrace. Paul McClean is known for seamlessly blurring the lines between the interiors and exteriors of the homes he designs, and this home is no exception. The interior and exterior decks become an uninterrupted living space through use of the glass walls.
Another common detail found in McClean’s homes is a water feature. This home has a water wall that feeds to the court below, which splits the basement into two parts. In addition to five bedrooms, this home also includes two offices, an entertainment room, living and family spaces, and a gym. The upper level houses the bedrooms, including a master bedroom suite. Large terraces, kitchen, dining and living spaces are contained on the main floor, which is considerably smaller than the upper level or basement.
设计师说，“这个建筑处处充满动感，该项目的各个元素分开探索其间的空间和视野，空间入口狭窄，地方小，随之我们想出了一个不寻常的解决方案，选择把建筑大部分的空间放在上层或是地下。”建筑的地面使用了Caliza Gris石灰石，Visconte和Calacatta Gold大理石，内墙使用津巴布韦黑花岗岩，外墙使用灰色的玄武岩。McClean设计的建筑都需有美景的陪伴，如Skylark，就享有洛杉矶西侧的风景和海景。
The architect explains, “This house is all about movement, with the elements of the program pulled apart to explore the spaces and views found in between. The constricted site entrance and lack of space for an entry led to the unusual solution of placing most of the program above and below the ground plane.” Materials used for this home include Caliza Gris limestone for the floors, Visconte, and Calacatta Gold marble and, Absolute Black Zimbabwe granite for the interior walls and gray basalt for the exterior walls. No McClean home would be complete without stellar views, in this case, of the west side of Los Angeles and the ocean.
事务所介绍/ABOUT McClean Design
保罗•麦克莱恩（Paul McClean）的同名公司McClean Design是南加州一流的现代住宅设计公司。保罗拥有一众名人客户，如碧昂丝（Beyoncé）、Jay Z、卡尔文•克莱恩（Calvin Klein ）和Winklevoss兄弟。他负责设计了全球最贵的豪宅之一—价值5亿美元的The One别墅，虽然公司位于南加州，但McClean Design的项目主要分布在美国西部和海外，在加拿大，英格兰和泰国也有分布。
McClean’s eponymous firm is one of the leading contemporary residential design firms in Southern California. Paul has become the go-to architect for celebrity clientele such as Beyoncé, Jay Z, Calvin Klein and the Winklevoss twins. He is also the architect behind “The One,” one of the most expensive homes ever built with an asking price of $500 million. Although based in Southern California, the firm is busy working on homes throughout the Western United States and abroad. Their projects can be seen in such diverse places as Canada, England and Thailand.
McClean Design的设计项目反映了对现代生活的兴趣，将客户与周围美丽的自然环境联系起来。除去分隔室内和室外的屏障，融合水体景观，这是McClean的标志性设计特点，McClean Design擅长使用玻璃反光材质，以获得最大化的视野效果，并给现代的室内空间带来暖色灯光。在McClean的设计中，他追求空间的简化和开阔的视野。在他设计的住宅中，多使用天然材料，他看重材质，他的公司也致力于环境可持续性发展的设计。McClean Design不久前签署了《2030承诺》，旨在2030年之前实现设计项目的碳中立/零排放。McClean Design将继续努力追求卓越的设计，突破想象的边界，创造非凡的空间，给客户带来长久的美好生活体验。
The firm’s projects reflect an interest in modern living and a desire to connect their clients to the beauty of the surrounding natural environment. The incorporation of water and the elimination of the barrier between indoors and outdoors are hallmarks of McClean’s designs. His firm makes extensive use of glazing systems to maximize views and provide a warm light-filled contemporary space. With his designs, McClean strives for simplicity with expansive views. He places an emphasis on texture and natural materials with the homes he creates, and his firm is committed to environmentally sustainable design practices. The firm just signed the AIA 2030 Commitment to make their homes carbon neutral/ net zero by 2030. McClean Design continues to strive for excellence in design and to push the boundaries of imagination in creating extraordinary spaces they hope will provide enjoyment for many years to come.