Blue Jay Way Residence by McClean Design
Completed in 2008, the Blue Jay Way Residence was designed by McClean Design. The 6,800 square-foot modern house is located in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Description by McClean Design:
“The 6,800-square-foot Blue Jay Way Residence by McClean Design is located on a spectacular lot above Sunset Strip with panoramic views—from downtown and west Los Angeles, to Santa Monica, the Pacific, and Catalina Island.
The design of the house maximizes access to the view such that all the main living spaces look out over it. The client desired a house designed around a long pool and this became the central design element of the project.
It begins adjacent to the driveway as a water wall, around which the entry sequence is wrapped. Upon ascending to the main level of the house, the water element becomes an ornamental pool before dropping into the spa below, and then extends to a 75-foot-long lap pool cantilevered over the slope into the view.
The entry to the house is a glass bridge over the pool below. The house is divided in half by the water feature and a pool to minimize the structure’s perceived size and to separate the private spaces (master bedroom, study) from the public (living, dining, kitchen).
The living room and master bedroom are cantilevered over outdoor spaces below and appear to hover against the background of the city beyond. The lower level includes several guestrooms, a media room, and a four-car garage. The palette of materials is soft contemporary with extensive use of concrete, wood, and stone.”
Photos by Nick Springett