This newly built home in the Doheny Estates area of Hollywood Hills West measures 8,290-square-foot, designed by architect Paul McClean. Listed for sale in February for $23.95 million, the home went into escrow after just three weeks on the market for a cool $20 million.
Cody Leibel, the developer and son of Canadian homebuilder Lorne Leibel, said, “My dad, coming from a guy who has built 40,000 homes, once told me, ‘You will never have to turn on a light in a great house’, he said. “Until the sun [goes] down, there’s not a single light that needs to be turned on in this house.”
Clearly that statement resonated with the developer and helped shape the glass-wrapped residence, which was designed in such a way that the interiors are naturally lit by the movement of the sun.
Walls of glass and slab marble, 12-foot ceilings and meticulously placed skylights and windows lend a museum-like quality to the home, which has an open-plan living room, a dining room with a glass-enclosed wine wall and a chef’s kitchen/bar. We'll let the pictures speak for themselves...
All Images: Jim Bartsch via LA Times