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Tour the Properties Designed by Hollywood’s Latest A-Checklist Architect

From designing the properties of Jay-Z and Beyoncé to Calvin Klein and the Winklevoss twins, Irish-born architect Paul McClean has made his mark on L.A. actual property

Only a few individuals can rely Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Calvin Klein, and the Winklevoss twins as followers. One man who can is architect Paul McClean. The Iris-born architect based his agency, McClean Design, in 2000, and over the previous 19 years, he has made his mark on Los Angeles actual property, creating properties that redefined luxurious residing. (No small feat in a city the place extra is virtually a prerequisite for any undertaking.) His breakthrough undertaking was a 2005 dwelling on Blue Jay Method within the Birds Streets part of the Hollywood Hills. The house introduced extra commissions in Los Angeles, and in that neighborhood particularly—a favourite of celebrities and executives due to its views and privateness. McClean and his agency take inspiration from the panorama of their clean-lined, open designs and are identified for his or her potential to deal with troublesome websites. The tasks are additionally identified for his or her usually record-breaking value tags. (A home he renovated in San Francisco, was at one time the most costly home within the metropolis, with an asking value of $28 million, and a house bought by Jay-Z and Beyoncé for $88 million was in the marketplace for $135 million.) Within the new ebook McClean Design: Creating the Modern House (Rizzoli, $75), McClean and creator Philip Jodidio go inside 24 of those spectacular residences and supply a glimpse on the new commonplace of high-end actual property in L.A. Learn on for a sneak peek at a number of the over-the-top properties featured within the ebook.

McClean designed this mega-mansion in Bel Air for McKillen Developments, a property developer and frequent McClean collaborator. The house options terraced gardens and 30,000 sq. toes of residing house. It was bought off-market to Jay-Z and Beyoncé for $88 million in 2017.

Water options are a frequent motif in McClean’s designs. The architect accomplished this home on Blue Jay Method in 2008 and renovated it in 2016 for its new proprietor, the late DJ Avicii.

This dwelling within the Hen Streets neighborhood, accomplished in 2014, includes a putting entry bridge that passes over a water courtyard under. McClean lately reworked the house for present proprietor Calvin Klein.

McClean accomplished this dwelling on bustling San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood in 2013. The architect used a curved glass wall to protect the property from the road and put in a waterfall characteristic to assist with noise discount.

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