This Los Angeles townhouse by American company Olson Kundig is equipped with “the best that Mexico has to offer” by furniture brand ATRA.
Located between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, The Garden House was designed as one of eight single-family homes that will make up The House at 8899 Beverly development.
Each two-story residence was designed by Olson Kundig with a unique look and layout while maintaining a consistent language throughout the set.
In this particular home decorated for a hypothetical future client, Mexico City-based design studio and furniture brand ATRA used many of its products to create an environment that complemented the architecture.
“We wanted to sublimate the minimalist architecture and simplicity of the volumes by maintaining the versatility of the house. The owners could be young families as well as Hollywood actors or technology entrepreneurs. “The design should not only fit everyone, but also inspire. That’s it,” said the ATRA team.
Viewed from the street, the house has a stark impression, constructed with dark cladding and horizontally accentuated by the extended flat roof line and porch cover.
The building enters the double-height space from the side, effectively dividing the plan into north and south.
A staircase with open risers and glass balustrades rises through the central cavity, and its transparency allows views from one side of the house to the other.
The living room to the north is anchored by a large bronze feature surrounding the fireplace, and an ATRA Egge velvet sofa and two armchairs face each other across a low stone coffee table.
On the other side of the staircase is the dining room, where the brand’s sculptural pebble dining table sits beneath a branch-like chandelier by Isabel Moncada, next to highly textured artwork by Julio Risi.
“We handpicked the best that Mexico has to offer and enhanced this home with unexpected artwork and thoughtful design,” said Gabriela Cuti, ATRA’s lead designer.
Earth-toned furniture and textured finishes are featured prominently throughout the first floor, including a volcanic stone desk in the study and warm wood cabinetry in the kitchen.
Upstairs, a slightly different color palette is adopted, with the master bedroom featuring gray glossy walls and burgundy colored chairs.
ATRA said: “The unusual warm and vibrant colors were introduced as if by happy accident.”
The home features works by international artists, including a mural made of a patchwork of yellow gallon containers by Ghanaian artist Serge Atukwei Clotty and a bold striped painting by French artist Edouard Ng. The works are displayed.
Hidden from view at the back of the property, a small outdoor patio features a square plunge pool and a sculpture by Pablo Arellano.
The home’s eventual owner will also have access to the adjacent residential tower 8899 Beverly’s amenities, including a pool, covered dining area and garden, indoor fitness center, and yoga studio.
ATRA also provided furniture and decor for the FrenchCalifornia-designed show apartment at New York’s One Wall Street and launched the company’s Nerthus-Sofa modular system in 2020.
The company was founded by Alexander Diaz Anderson, who is also the creative director and works on a wide range of furniture, sculpture, interiors and hospitality projects.
Cinematography by Michael Clifford and Nils Timm.