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Modern L.A. Farmhouse Inspired by the Louis Kahn Kimbell Art Museum Lists for $32 Million

June 19, 2020

The zero-edge infinity pool has sweeping city views.


Although modern farmhouse architecture has become increasingly popular thanks to designers like Chip and Joanna Gaines, one listed in Los Angeles for $32 million has a unique spin on the concept. Set in the hills above the Sunset Strip, 1471 Forest Knoll Drive features towering walls of glass and 30-foot ceilings.

The modern farmhouse, which was designed by Standard Architecture, was inspired by the Louis Kahn Kimbell Art Museum. It features simple elements such as timeless wood, concrete, and stone. Spread out over the nearly 11,000-square-foot home you'll find six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, as well as a zero-edge infinity pool, gym, and home theater. But it's the three parallel gabled volumes that make the home so stunning. 

Each section defines a different living space within the home while the sky-high all-glass walls provide sweeping views of downtown and the ocean. It looks like three houses on one plot that seamlessly come together to create a one-of-a-kind living experience. The unique design stands out in the Hollywood Hills, which is filled with Mediterranean-styled mansions and more classic Southern California style homes. 

"Forest Knoll is unlike anything else on the market," Frederick Chin, CEO of Viewpoint Collection, told Departures. "From its unique design ... to its unmatched setting high above Los Angeles on an impressive promontory, it's a one-of-a-kind opportunity. The home beautifully elevates the Southern California lifestyle, and we're proud to have it in the Viewpoint Collection portfolio of homes."  

Jeffrey Allsbrook AIA, LEED AP, Partner, Standard Architecture, added, "Forest Knoll embodies a modern barn with its open design and loft-like spaces over the central living area. The steeply pitched roofs often found in many early barn designs allowed us to maximize the breathtaking views, and the thoughtfully selected textural elements further enhance the modern barn aesthetic."

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Written by Jordi Lippe-McGraw

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