• Writer’s Warren

    No map, movie, or extensive view of Google Earth, can substitute first-hand experience of the diversity and density of homes settled in the steep, winding, canyons of Beverly Hills.  Here, sudden success is its trademark, Hollywood the source.  A fancy ride and a chic pad follow as de rigueur for the fortunate few.  This lucky winner - a writer who traded in a script for a remodeled California Generic 70’s set upon a steep slope –wanted privacy, elegance, and meticulous detail.  These were achieved by adding front white- steel trowel walls, reconfiguring and expanding natural and designed light sources, and, finishing the central fireplace and bath in black plaster set against natural timber tones.  The effect produces a Yin and Yang of cool-and-warm shadow-and-light.