Taking the Lap Pool to a New Level, $20MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 1814 North Doheny Drive, Hollywood Hills
What: On a hillside and yet surrounded by water, this exhilarating house is the work of architect Paul McLean, one of LA’s most prolific practitioners of super-luxe residential design. He’s taken the lap pool to a new level here, perched on the edge but an integral part of the design, in a way that Mid-Century greats like Richard Neutra could only dream of.
Currently owned by hair care magnate Mark Kress (who also revolutionized television home shopping with a talk show format) the 5-bed, 7-bath home is a dream of sexy, seamless indoor/outdoor living, impeccably opening up to the view of DTLA across the infinity pool. Below, the long, walled entry courtyard sets the tone.
The master suite culminates in this incredible open bath.
What We Love: Finally, a screening room big enough for Lawrence of Arabia.
More: Go to the listing for additional images and details. A quintessential LA house, represented by Aaron Kirman, President of the Estate Division of Pacific Union in Los Angeles.