Thursday, June 19, 2014

Blue Jay Way by McClean Design : Avicii’s Hollywood Residence

Founded by Paul McClean in 2000, McClean Design is specialized in the design of contemporary residences along the California Coast. Their projects reflect an interest in modern living and a desire to connect our clients to the beauty of the surrounding natural environment. Last December, the 1474 Blue Jay Way, designed by McClean Design and located in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, was purchased by Tim Bergling, better known as world-famous DJ Avicii, for $15 million.

The Blue Jay Way Project

The Blue Jay Way house, designed by McClean Design, is located on a spectacular lot above Sunset Strip with panoramic views of down town and west Los Angeles all the way to Santa Monica, the Pacific and Catalina Island.

The design of the house maximizes access to the view such that all the main living spaces look out over it. The house is large almost 7000sf total and is divided in half by a water feature and a pool. Our client wanted a house designed around a long pool and this became the central design element of the project. It begins adjacent to the driveway as a water wall around which the entry sequence is wrapped. Upon ascending to the main level of the house, the water element becomes an ornamental pool before dropping into the spa below, after which it becomes a 75’-0” long lap pool the end of which is cantilevered over the slope into the view.

The entry to the house is a glass bridge over the pool below. The master bedroom and study are located on one side of the pool, the living areas on the other. Below are several guestrooms, a media room and a four car garage. The living room and master bedroom are cantilevered over outdoor spaces below and appear to hover against the background of the city below. The palette of materials is soft contemporary with extensive use of concrete, wood and stone.

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