An Ode To The Iconic Stahl House
Neighbouring the iconic Hollywood Hills Stahl House, Bellgave House is perched on a promontory above The Sunset Strip and designed as an ode to its built companion. Whilst the building shares structural similarities with its inspiration – a glass and steel rectilinear construction, allowing for panoramic views of the city – Bellgave House blurs the line between modernism and a more contemporary outlook through the generous use of natural stone, establishing its own unique identity.
Travertine's incredibly rich history
In the history of architecture, travertine occupies an important place. Famously used in the design of the Roman Colosseum, the material still garners admiration for its hard-wearing qualities and fits seamlessly into the language of longevity, accompanying other robust materials such as brick and concrete.
Inspired by The Getty Center, Bellgave House sees Eco Outdoor’s Scala® Travertine used both internally and externally in contrasting displays of texture. Sourcing some of the best, whitest travertine on the market, Eco Outdoor supplies the stone in two finishes – split and sawn. The walls are clad in a custom-size split finish to create large areas of rough, tactile surface.
A house full of character
Although Bellgave House pays homage to the design of Stahl House, mirroring some of its most successful architectural aspects, the home emerges with its own distinctive character. Defined by its compelling materiality, Bellgave House benefits from the contemporary application of this long-loved natural stone material.