Cordell Drive Residence in Hollywood Hills

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Cordell Drive Residence in Hollywood Hills

Contemporary Western Classic Real Estate, USA – design by whipple^russell architects

14 Mar 2016

Cordell Drive Residence

Location: Hollywood Hills, California, USA

Design: whipple^russell architects

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

Part of this house’s glamorous past in the famed Hills includes its previous ownership by actor Richard Gere. That connection to iconic masculinity continued when the architects studio partnered with L.A. designer Franco Vecchio, known for his sleek and exciting James Bond style, to complete the interior finishing.

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

The client was an entertainment producer who had previously been successful in the internet world. Rather than dictate the design he said, “surprise me.” And, he was suitably surprised.

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

The original house was a 60’s modern gated-estate property that had undergone a partial renovation. The client was a devoted art collector who hoped to create space to display artwork, give the home much needed flair, and increase the size and value of the property. Of course maximizing the spectacular views was always a goal.

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

Clean straight lines, height, glass, and use of various textures all worked toward these interests. An art gallery, cozy movie theater and large garage were added, as well as the conversion of a game room into a master suite. Mission accomplished – this house sold for $2,000 per square foot in the summer 2012.

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence – Building Information

Project Completed: June 2011
Project Size: 5,200 sf

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

Cordell Drive Residence

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