New Rams coach Sean McVay is settling into Encino in a recently-purchased $2.71 million home. The coaching wunderkind signed on with L.A. a couple of months ago, and needed a place to hang his hat. He found it in this Contemporary style, which had been listed a little under $2.75 million at the time of the sale.
With its cement walls, floating steel staircase, recessed lighting, glass-paneled walls, whitewash, and blanched plank floors, the home is packed with hard angles and surfaces, and the neutrality of tone suggested by the imposing gray exterior. It’s not a graceful house, but it does make a statement about post-industrial modernity, when brutalist architectural tropes from the manufacturing sector became free to be expressed as luxurious referents.
The common living area is open concept, in keeping with the design style, and is marked by a good sense of continuing expanse, as the eye travels toward glass walls, and the Valley beyond. The kitchen is marked by stainless and a marble-framed island; pendant lighting in clear glass augments the recessed fixtures.
Throughout the interior of the home, an emphasis is placed on transparency and reflected light. The exterior, by comparison, feels a little cramped; the tired patio and pool/lounge area is sheathed in concrete, and greenery gets short shrift.
Sean McVay was a collegiate wide receiver before beginning his coaching career. At thirty years old, he is the youngest head coach in NFL history.