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    Default A modern house in the treetops built around the view

    Brad Blumenthal — sometimes-home developer, sometimes-actor (you may recall him portraying Jerry Lewis in “Pulp Fiction”) — wanted a cutting-edge house in the Hollywood Hills that fully embraced its skyline views and used them as a design element. He turned to David Thompson, principal of the Los Angeles architecture firm Assembledge, who with partner Kevin Southerland came up with an ambitious plan for the kind of modern home Blumenthal wanted. To see how the house takes advantage of the stunning 180-degree views, including the panorama from the infinity pool that seems to spill off the hillside, keep clicking.


















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    The views are great, but it doesn't seem like you have much privacy! And the kitchen is absolutely hideous in my opinion. I hate all that wood.

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    i love the structure & partitioning of the house. the interior is kept very simple & clean, with a couple of colour accents and i like that. great views, too.

    eta: i like the wood in the kitchen.
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    I really like it, but I don't think that I would want to live in it- I think I would feel too exposed. I HATE the kitchen!

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    It's very very nice for a modernist house - we'll probably see it as a set in some movie very soon. I'm not big on the kitchen but the bedroom, bathroom and pool area are great. Especially at night.

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    The kitchen has waaaaaaaay too much wood in it - it's awful. The view is nice but I don't feel much comfort or warmth in that home.
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    I don't think anyone can see the backside of the house. Also, hate the kitchen. From the back it looks like a child's toy opening up. Furnishing isn't to my taste, but since I don't live there, can't complain (A very Brady decorator).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mizglam View Post
    The views are great, but it doesn't seem like you have much privacy! And the kitchen is absolutely hideous in my opinion. I hate all that wood.
    Quote Originally Posted by Banshee View Post
    I really like it, but I don't think that I would want to live in it- I think I would feel too exposed. I HATE the kitchen!
    Quote Originally Posted by angelais View Post
    The kitchen has waaaaaaaay too much wood in it - it's awful. The view is nice but I don't feel much comfort or warmth in that home.
    ITA with all. Also: considering the position(ing) of the house I'm wondering about thunderstorms..... I would probably be scared shitless each time I
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    Overload of 70's decor and way too much brown. The views look amazing but the huge windows would be a pain for keeping the house cool on really hot days and terrible for privacy.

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    That is the most souless kitchen I have ever seen.
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    i'm loving it. i'd definitely punch it up with lots more color, but it's an awesome place.
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    The kitchen needs reworking... too much wood, not enough to break it up.

    I LOVE that column of shiny copper.. more of that pls.

    It just needs a bit more color and it would be super perfect.
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