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Olson Kundig Launches The Houses At 8899 Beverly In West Hollywood

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Seattle-based architectural firm Olson Kundig is redefining the luxury residential landscape of Los Angeles.

On the heels of designing boutique luxury residential condo 8899 Beverly, the firm recently unveiled its latest project in conjunction with the building: the Houses at 8899 Beverly. Luxury tower 8899 Beverly in West Hollywood has 38 bespoke residences, and the Houses are a collection of eight uniquely custom homes situated near the building along Rosewood Avenue. The Houses at 8899 Beverly, like the tower, were also custom designed by Olson Kundig, which created these single-family homes with distinct architectural expressions that are harmoniously linked. The homes start at $6 million and include Concrete House, Bronze House, Wood House, Stone House, Glass House, Brick House, Garden House, and Steel House.

Located in the heart of West Hollywood’s art and design district, the Houses at 8899 Beverly offer the privacy and exclusivity of a single-family residence with access to the tower’s full range of services and amenities, including a 24-hour concierge service, luxury gym, and a resort-style pool and spa, among others. The tower’s amenities, including the pool and outdoor spaces, are situated between the tower and the Houses along Rosewood Avenue. Olson Kundig’s design philosophy includes connecting residents to the surrounding environment, incorporating local materials, and focusing on exquisite craftsmanship.

Each home features natural materials, like wood, stone, glass, bronze, or concrete, and exudes laid-back California-style living through seamless indoor-outdoor access, as well as meticulous landscaping from Coen + Partners highlighting native California trees and flowers.

“While the architectural philosophy remains consistent across the entire property, the individual character of each home is shaped by its distinct architectural features, spatial layout, and relationship with the surrounding landscape,” says Mike Leipart, managing partner of new development at The Agency, which is handling the sale of the homes. “Olson Kundig curated each house based on a specific material, infusing them with their unique essence and character. Whether it’s the warmth of wood, the strength of stone, or the sleekness of metal, each material is carefully chosen to complement the natural surroundings and evoke a sense of harmony with the environment.”

For example, the 3,067-square-foot Garden House is a serene oasis that celebrates light, air, and verdant foliage. There is a painted metal trellis that wraps around the home’s exterior and helps to create a vibrant environment surrounded by nature. Each home also features different landscaping with various plants and species. The Garden House has grassland-inspired trees, like mission olive and floss silk trees; and vibrant florals and shrubs including anemone clematis, blue star creeper and pink flamingo muhly.

The Wood House, however, is filled with warmth and influenced by the tranquility of Japanese Zen-style gardens with bamboo, Japanese black pine, and Japanese maple trees. It utilizes wood in many forms and finishes. There is shou sugi ban siding (a Japanese technique of charring wood) and warm wood elements within the home. Another great example is the Concrete House, which utilizes panel-formed, site-cast concrete on the exterior with exposed structural steel. Above all, the homes have singular interiors and design elements that make them their own.

“Living in the West Hollywood design district offers an unparalleled lifestyle that seamlessly blends urban sophistication with effortless convenience,” Leipart says. “From gourmet dining destinations and chic boutiques to upscale bars and artisanal coffee shops, everything you need is just a short stroll away.”

Sales have officially launched for the Houses at 8899 Beverly.

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