One of the latest projects of the architectural designer Schumetta Mc Lendon is Hollywood Hills Estate in Los Angeles. In the remodeling of this real estate property, the buildings have been restored to their geometric essence to be able to study the forms and how they might be emphasized in a modern context.
Both houses are designed as two different entities communicating with each other. The materials used (wood, concrete, plaster and steel) create an interaction between natural elements and geometric shapes.
Particular care has gone into the balance between the strength of concrete, the warmth of wood and the quiet presence of plaster. Wood wraps the cylindrical elements of each building, and the walls are covered with vegetation to give a sense of continuity between natural elements and modern surfaces.
Instead of following traditional canons, the new design has been conceived to convey the impression of living in a private boutique hotel.