This residential 'retreat' rests on a very narrow promontory with spectacular panoramic views of the Los Angeles basin. The design revolved around three distinct programmatic requirements: 1.) generate a sanctuary-house that addressed the client's desires for privacy, rest and repose; 2.) that the house could also serve as an entertainment venue that would accommodate catered events set within a backdrop of the client's extensive art collection and the magnificent views of LA at night, and 3.) to incorporate a home-office that would service the needs of an international business leader always on the move.
The architectural response was to create a modern acropolis; a series of interconnected buildings each serving a unique purpose, linked by a large central art gallery that would be the hub of the house when the client entertained large numbers of guests at a time.