Hopen Place

Whipple Russell Architects is a boutique Los Angeles firm specializing in contemporary design for a west coast lifestyle; indoor outdoor living, expansive views, water features and the thoughtful application of green standards and materials. Marc Whipple grew up throughout Europe, Asia and Africa before studying architecture in London. Marcs exposure to richly diverse cultures informs his eclectic work and his unique ability to translate each clients desires into an ideal fusion of contemporary simplicity in an array of architectural styles. In each, the use of clean lines, extruded light shafts, fly away glass walls, natural materials and ultimate livability are Whipple Russell Architect hallmarks.

The client wanted a complete remodel and update of a mid-century modern on the renowned Bird Streets in the Hollywood Hills. This new owner desired a bold, personally satisfying house, conducive to entertaining Hollywood style, but also required excellent resale potential, as his intent was to sell within two years. His interests were in a residence that maximized the stunning views while combining a sleekly modern aesthetic with an inventive and vibrant use of textures, colors and materials.


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9010 Hopen Place , Hollywood Hills,