Photo Credit: https://www.dezeen.com/2018/07/24/saota-turns-spanish-style-house-into-contemporary-stradella-villa-bel-air/
Crest Real Estate obtains entitlements and permits for the Stradella house in Bel Air, Los Angeles. This home was featured on dezeen.com for its spectacular panoramic views, renovation to a more contemporary look, and exquisite attention to detail.
The Stradella house is situated on a promontory in Bel Air, an affluent LA neighbourhood in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Wrapped in stone, stucco and glass, the residence is afforded panoramic views of the city, from Downtown LA to Century City and the Pacific Ocean.
Encompassing 12,700 square feet (1,180 square metres), the project involved the renovation and expansion of a residence completed in the Spanish colonial revival style in the 1970s. SAOTA, a Cape Town-based firm, was tasked with enlarging and opening up the home, in addition to giving it a more contemporary look. The client specifically requested that the studio “expunge all traces of the original Spanish-style architecture”.