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    Default A glass-and-steel house like no other in Beverly Hills

    “It’s one large, abstract sculpture,” architect Edward R. Niles says of the house he designed for Bruce and Marilyn Gillis in Beverly Hills.
    The towering wall of glass and steel forms a barrier to the street.




    The living room “is an extension of the exhibition court,” says Niles. “It accommodates some very large artworks.” A 1988 Sam Francis acrylic is at left. Markian Olynyk’s Column is at rear. The freestanding wall of printed-glass panels “creates privacy,” he says.





    A bridge of laminated glass leads to the dressing room and bath. “It’s like a lens between the floors,” the architect points out. “Light shines through the skylight on the third level, past the bridge and into the family room below.” Aluminum panels cover the walls.





    “Our goal was to maximize the site by creating an outdoor area for entertaining,” Niles says of the plaza. “It’s shielded from the encroachment of adjacent homes and the public realm of the street.” A courtyard of Portuguese limestone surrounds the pool. McGuire chairs.



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    My first thought was 'poor cleaner'.

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    Makes me think of 13 Ghosts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Kill Me View Post
    Makes me think of 13 Ghosts.
    Exactly what I thought.. especially that long, glass hallway.

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    ^totally.
    I don't like it, very cold and museum-like.

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    Looks like an office. Last place I want to be when I go home is the office again.
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    Although I think it's very interesting and very cool...It's not for me. Kinda cold and un-homey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariesoleil View Post
    Looks like an office. Last place I want to be when I go home is the office again.
    ITA. first thing I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    ^totally.
    I don't like it, very cold and museum-like.
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    Won't it be excrusiatingly hot seeing as it's in LA with all those windows?
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    Yuck, it is ugly and it is in Beverly Hills.
    What are you going to look at with all those windows? Concrete? Smog?

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    its like you'd be on display all of the time.
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    Whoa. That glassy walkway is so stark--but melikey.

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    Love it.

    I wonder about AC bills?
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    Wouldn't want to be in that fucker during an earthquake! Whole lot of glass flying!

    I really like it personally, but it doesn't seem super functional. But I think it's neat.

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