Trousdale Estates, located at the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains in California, is one of Los Angeles’ most architecturally-uniform communities. Established in the mid-1950s, Trousdale Estates has always been known as the quintessential mid-century neighbourhood for Hollywood celebrities, including Dean Martin, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
This rich history, combined with the district’s architectural legacy, presented the responsibility to design something unique. Cue: Kovac Design Studio who’ve brought a fresh perspective to the “Mad Men-era feel of the neighbourhood’s low-slung modern homes”.
The New York-based clients – an architect and beauty mogul – engaged Kovac Design Studio to design their pied-à-terre after attending an exhibition on prolific Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Kovac Design Studio have channelled elements of the famed architects’ aesthetic while leaving their own stamp on the new build through contemporary materiality and indoor-outdoor living.