Blockbuster feature director Michael Bay listed this cerebral modern in Los Angeles this spring. The 3,248 sq. ft. cul-de-sac home is offered at $4.5 million.
From the little motor court, the home presents a visually provocative and somewhat impenetrable façade to the world; beyond the poured concrete retaining wall is a border of bamboo, and the two-level bank of glass that illuminates the living space is concealed by the hillside design. Steel, guy-wires and intersecting line add complexity to the architecture.
Inside the house, some remarkable touches come into view. The effective sense of space that defines the living style is enhanced by the transparency of the glass and the use of white oak plank flooring.
More interesting is the addition of intersecting line as ornament, echoing the exterior architecture, and the use of neutral and soft cool tones to draw the eye to them. The fireplace accent wall in the dining room is one example of the design sensibility, the planar extension that juts into the living room is another.
The .31-acre lot is nicely surrounded by green, and filled out with a lawn in the back of the property.
Bay’s films have grossed over $7 billion worldwide. His upcoming projects include Ambulance, with Jake Gyllenhaal.