Located on an extraordinary three-acre site with 270-degree views to the east, south, and west, the Walker Road Residence is an 18,000 square foot luxury estate located in Hidden Hills, an exclusive enclave of private homes just outside Los Angeles. Perched above a ridgeline sloping to the east, the residence is designed as a series of individual volumes aggregated to create an iconic form here at the summit’s end.
Visitors arrive at a wide porte cochere shaded by an allée of stately oaks which soar overhead. The residence appears as a series of individual gabled volumes adorned in travertine, stepping upward toward the cylindrical volume at the houses’ center. A large metal-clad canopy shades a broad staircase which leads between twin water features to the all-glass entry. Once inside, the expansive, thirty foot tall foyer extends to the very center of the home where the lyrical figure of a broad spiral stair levitates overhead. Thirty foot tall walls of glass extend along the entirety of the ridgeline, where a bar, lounge, game room, private office, breakfast room, outdoor dining area, and the great room all are directly adjacent to the view. The ground floor also includes an expansive main kitchen, catering kitchen, double-height dining room, and multiple bedrooms and other more private spaces. The large basement houses a 12-car garage, a diversity of support spaces, and a 30-seat movie theater whose angular backlit walls step down to the screen. The home’s second level includes a spa and additional bedrooms, a grand master suite with views overlooking the ridge, and an adjacent sitting room and den with its own terrace.
Once outside, a limestone patio steps down to a 120’ infinity pool whose bowed profile traces the edge of the ridge and reflects the vista beyond. A guest house and a series of spaces to accommodate larger gatherings are located at the base of the adjacent ridge and accessed by its own driveway along the site’s northern edge. A series of stepped terraces and landscaped pathways arc down the slope to connect the main residence and the entertainment pavilion below. Secondary spaces for recreation and relaxation are interspersed along this hillside pathway including outdoor dining areas and a large fountain. The site’s landscape, also designed by 64North, includes a diversity of flowers and plants and is inspired by gardens around the world that are particularly beloved by the owners. At the base of the slope, a broad reflecting pool spills over the adjacent retaining wall to create an extraordinary waterfall more than ten feet tall and fifty feet wide. Here, a broad lawn allows for tennis, flanked by the guest residence and entertainment pavilion, as well as providing space for a future stable.
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