A Hard Edged Aerie By Fu Wilmers, $7.5M


There’s no lack of the impeccably finished and precise in this new Hollywood Hills West property by the bicoastal architecture firm Fu Wilmers Design.  With breathtaking views from the ocean to the mountains across an infinity-edged pool, every inch of this 5-bed, 7-bath home gleams, every space is visually compelling.

Succeeding where so many other “trophy” homes fail, it’s a tribute to the commitment and tenacity of the architects, contractors and developers. Superb houses like this don’t just happen by accident or inattention.

Dominated by an immense island of honed stone facing the view, the kitchen isn’t a venue where we expect much (or any) serious cooking to take place, but that’s beside the point here. It remains the central, traditional gathering space, just fitted into immaculate cabinet work and set within a soaring space.

To get an idea of scale, the panels of the sliding glass wall are 11-feet high.

With spaces this simple, the focus is on the bodies that populate it.

What We Love: A short list would include the knife-edged dropped ceiling in the master suite and how the media and fireplace wall has  been composed. Plus the-full height slabs of marble lining the spa bath and the floating sink cabinet. And how about that shower seat?

Giving a whole new meaning to the term “finished basement,” the lower level is a sprawling, multi-use entertaining space that’s actually a skylit platform for the levels above, raising them high to enjoy the views. In addition to the wine room and gym, there’s the Dolby Atmos theater. And unlike the many dorky home theaters we see, this one manages to be both chic and welcoming.

The home office is straighforward and simple, with a wall of cabinets to conceal everyday necessities like printers and shredders.

More: Go to the listing for additional images and details. This extraordinary property is represented by Joshua Altman and Jacob Greene at Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Have a look at Fu Wilmers’ extensive portfolio here.

1807 Blue Heights Drive, Hollywood Hills West, California