Born in South Africa, prestigiously schooled in the UK, and with over 140 awards, Clive Wilkinson and his eponymous Culver City based firm deserve all the accolades bestowed upon them. With a client list of enviable workplace design that includes Disney, Google, Microsoft and TBWA it’s hard to imagine Wilkinson could successfully dip into the realm of residential real estate, yet his scaled down functionality appears seamless.
This is no more evident than in his former personal residence in West Hollywood. The three-bedroom, four-bath spectacular mid-century home sits behind a secured entry gate. The entrance to the magnificent home is through a floor-to-ceiling wall of glass.
The oversized living room, with fireplace and custom wood installations, is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors that open to the serene backyard. The warm accents and white walls balance the concrete floors and boxy architecture.
The multiple floor-to-ceiling glass pocket doors emphasize the indoor-outdoor lifestyle all California home owners crave. The seamless flow of the spacious interior to the dramatic backyard makes the estate an ideal space for intimate gatherings. The simplicity of the double-height dining room with cool-tone colors accentuate the calming feel felt throughout the villa. The saltwater pool, outdoor kitchen with grill and stone counter and rooftop deck add to the imaginative and unique architectural masterpiece.
Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland held the listing.