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The Nightingale residence has sweeping view of the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, downtown LA, and the Pacific Ocean.

Nightingale Residence, Los Angeles

Nightingale Residence, Los Angeles

  • The Nightingale residence has sweeping view of the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, downtown LA, and the Pacific Ocean.

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    The Nightingale residence has sweeping view of the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, downtown LA, and the Pacific Ocean.

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    Bruce Damonte

    The Nightingale residence has sweeping view of the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, downtown LA, and the Pacific Ocean.

  • The single-story C-shaped box wraps a south-facing courtyard and swimming pool.

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    The single-story C-shaped box wraps a south-facing courtyard and swimming pool.

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    John Edward Linden Photography

    The single-story C-shaped box wraps a south-facing courtyard and swimming pool.

  • The Parlex rain screen provides a tonal counterpoint to the glass and stone. The interiors silver travertine wall meets a mitered wood corner outside the entryway.

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    The Parlex rain screen provides a tonal counterpoint to the glass and stone. The interiors silver travertine wall meets a mitered wood corner outside the entryway.

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    Bruce Damonte

    The Parlex rain screen provides a tonal counterpoint to the glass and stone. The interior’s silver travertine wall meets a mitered wood corner outside the entryway.

  • The silver travertine entry wall slips through the front door, continuing into the living area.

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    The silver travertine entry wall slips through the front door, continuing into the living area.

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    Bruce Damonte

    The silver travertine entry wall slips through the front door, continuing into the living area.

  • Direct and uncomplicated, the glass living pavilion transforms into a porch when the doors are open.

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    Direct and uncomplicated, the glass living pavilion transforms into a porch when the doors are open.

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    Direct and uncomplicated, the glass living pavilion transforms into a porch when the doors are open.

  • The master suite (left foreground) protrudes slightly over the down slope, acting as a deck when the sliding glass panels are opened.

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    The master suite (left foreground) protrudes slightly over the down slope, acting as a deck when the sliding glass panels are opened.

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    Bruce Damonte

    The master suite (left foreground) protrudes slightly over the down slope, acting as a deck when the sliding glass panels are opened.

  • Water flows over a stairwell wall covered in dark, 1-inch-by-inch irregular mosaic tiles.

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    Water flows over a stairwell wall covered in dark, 1-inch-by-inch irregular mosaic tiles.

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    Bruce Damonte

    Water flows over a stairwell wall covered in dark, 1-inch-by-inch irregular mosaic tiles.

  • The plan creates open spaces that blend seamlessly with the exterior.

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    The plan creates open spaces that blend seamlessly with the exterior.

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    The plan creates open spaces that blend seamlessly with the exterior.

  • Floors are wire-brushed white oak.

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    Floors are wire-brushed white oak.

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    Bruce Damonte

    Floors are wire-brushed white oak.

  • The kitchen occupies a canted, bar-shaped wing perpendicular to the living area.

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    The kitchen occupies a canted, bar-shaped wing perpendicular to the living area.

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    Bruce Damonte

    The kitchen occupies a canted, bar-shaped wing perpendicular to the living area.

  • A wall in the luminous master bath is covered in Ann Sacks tile.

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    A wall in the luminous master bath is covered in Ann Sacks tile.

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    Bruce Damonte

    A wall in the luminous master bath is covered in Ann Sacks tile.

nightingale residence, los angeles
studio pali fekete architects (spf:a)
culver city, calif.

What’s not to love about a C-shaped glass house that faces south, toward views of the Pacific Ocean and the Hollywood Hills? Citing the clear plan and beautiful surfaces, our judges remarked that this house feels welcoming in its swish setting. Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, created a cantilevered glass box wrapped in a wood-and-resin rainscreen. The public spaces and master bedroom open seamlessly to the courtyard and pool. Secondary bedrooms are on the back side, each with their own little patio.

“The client wanted a warm, textural feel throughout the house,” Pali says. A silver travertine entry wall slips through the front door and follows the skylit hall all the way down. Water flows over a stairwell wall covered in dark, irregular mosaic tiles. Floors are wire-brushed white oak. “Materials are used in a painterly way,” a judge said. “It doesn’t feel overwhelming or forced.”

 

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project credits

principal in charge: Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, Studio Pali Fekete architects (SPF:a); general contractor/developer: Mauricio Oberfeld, Dugally Oberfeld, Bel Air, Calif.; landscape architect: Andrea Cochran, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, San Francisco; interior designer: Simon Hamui, AEVUM/Grupo Hagan, Mexico City; project size: 9,268 square feet; site size: 0.65 acre; construction cost: Withheld; photography: Bruce Damonte Photography.


product details

bathroom fittings: Hansgrohe, www.hansgrohe-usa.com; cooktop, dishwasher, and oven: Miele, www.miele.com; countertops: Caesarstone, www.caesarstone.com; exterior siding: Parklex, www.parklex.com; hardware: Valli and Valli, www.vallivalli-us.com; hvac equipment: Armstrong, www.armstrongair.com, York, www.york.com; kitchen cabinets: Gruppo Del Tongo, www.gruppodeltongo.com; kitchen fittings: KWC, www.kwcamerica.com; kitchen fixtures: Blanco, www.blancoamerica.com; lighting fixtures: Venini, www.venini.it; paints/stains/wall finishes: Farrow & Ball, www.farrow-ball.com; refrigerator: Thermador, www.thermador.com; skylights/roof windows: Lane-Aire, www.laneaire.com