The trio of village-like pavilions are arranged around an enclosed entry court.

Perched on the southern flank of the Santa Monica Mountains, Tower Grove rises high above Los Angeles. The composition of “village-like” structures enhances the extensive vistas to the city below and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The home fully integrates the architecture, the interiors, and the landscape design with the client’s passion for sustainability. The home extensively employs FSC-certified wood, photovoltaic and solar water-heating systems, a gray water recycling system, low-energy glazing systems, recycled materials and native planting.

Staggered planes of landscaped terraces, decks and pools lead the eye to the dramatic vistas of the city beyond.

The owner’s office is perched firmly on a twin steel tree.

Walnut millwork enhances the open kitchen and dining area with accents of plaster, stone, steel and glass.

The luxurious bathing area opens to the outside with abundant views of adjacent gardens.

The distinctive butterfly roof integrates the solar panels above.

Striking board-formed concrete walls frame the pool area.

An intimate courtyard sculpture garden is enclosed on four sides by stone and plaster walls, and wood louvered windows.

The striking butterfly roof over the main house, and the adjacent office pavilion supported by V-shaped steel structural columns are signature design elements.

The necklace of pavilions is tucked neatly into the hillside to integrate the home to its natural surroundings.

Project Details


Tower Grove Drive


Los Angeles, CA



KAA Services


Landscape Architecture

Interior Design

Tim Clarke Interior Design

Lighting Design

The Ruzika Company


LUXE Interiors + Design

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