Forest Knoll: a modern farmhouse

The quintessential Southern California lifestyle is encapsulated in the marvelous Forest Knoll residence, dipped into the green Hollywood hills

Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
DATA SHEET

Developer: Viewpoint Collection
Architects: Standard Architecture
Furnishings: customized by Minotti Los Angeles and MASS Beverly; Henge, Expormim
Photo credits: Mike Kelley

While the view remains the same, very long and cinematic over the city and the ocean, the architecture of this residence is completely different from the many others that populate Beverly Hills. By updating the sloping shape typical of barns of American rural areas, the architects opted for a repetitive composition – inspired by that of Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth – which juxtaposes three parallel volumes with gable roofs, connected by internal staircases.

Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
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Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
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Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
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Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles

With façades that are almost entirely windowed and double heights, each of the three volumes houses the different environments of the residence, with spacious night and day areas and spectacular views. The connection with the outside is essential, accentuated by using natural light and a wooden covering with a golden hue, which also covers the ceilings in the central volume. The travertine floor and pivoting windows smoothly extend the open-plan spaces of the first floor toward a large lawned patio and various furnished areas, as well as the trapezoidal-shaped swimming pool.

The interior and exterior furnishings were selected and customized by Minotti Los Angeles and MASS Beverly in order to adapt to the very open spaces, positioned to create numerous functional “islands”, more or less formal, from the foyer to the kitchen, from the lounge and conversation zones to the dining areas. Contemporary furnishings and accessories, in cream, white, and gray tones, but also a careful selection of vintage pieces and works of art.

Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
Forest Knoll Residence, Los Angeles
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