This new home in Beverly Hills’ famous Trousdale neighborhood was inspired by our client’s love of Richard Neutra’s architecture. The materials and details included in this home, while contemporary, all echo a love of the corner window, terrazzo flooring, and aluminum sliding doors that capitalize on a dramatic city view. The house therefore retains elements of the original mid-century style of the Trousdale neighborhood while incorporating modern appliances, materials and design elements. An easy and vibrant connection between indoors and out was also part of the vision of the home, and light and fresh air stream in from the numerous sliding walls and windows throughout the house. In addition to these considerations, the client has an extensive art collection, and having a dramatic space to display his collection was kept in mind throughout the design and building process.
Trained as an architect, William Hefner is a fifth generation Californian. Realizing his passion for residential design early in his career, he founded his own firm in Los Angeles with an emphasis on architecture, interior design and landscape for homes. Over the years the venture grew into what is now Studio William Hefner: a firm that creates custom homes that engage the lush environment and channel the California ethos. His work has expanded to include custom furniture, lighting, and hardware design. Williamâ€™s work is widely published in books and magazines in the United States, as well as internationally, and has been named one of the top 30 architects for luxury residential architecture in the world by the Robb Report. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Kazuko Hoshino, and son, Koji.