This Dreamy Beverly Hills Home Makes the Most of Stunning Canyon Views

Oak Pass House will give you serious house envy
Oak Pass House will give you serious house envy | © Joe Fletcher
It’s impossible not to fall in love with Oak Pass Main House, not least because of the incredible infinity pool with envy-inducing panoramic views. However, it’s not just beautiful – it was cleverly and sensitively designed by architects Walker Workshop to ensure the protection of 130 coast live oak trees.
Oak Pass Main House, Beverly Hills, California © Joe Fletcher

With the natural landscape at the heart of the design, Oak Pass Main House is buried into the hillside, with just a one-storey pavilion peering over the top to make the most of the striking canyon vista beyond.

Oak Pass Main House, Beverly Hills, California © Joe Fletcher

The main living areas – including the kitchen, living space and dining room – are contained within this glass pavilion on the upper level, each rotated slightly to maximise and frame the views. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors can be pushed right back into pockets in the walls, creating a greater connection between the internal and external spaces.

Oak Pass Main House, Beverly Hills, California © Joe Fletcher
Oak Pass Main House, Beverly Hills, California © Joe Fletcher

The house is absorbed into the landscape as much as possible; much of the lower level sits beneath a roof of edible herbs and vegetation, which integrates the structure into the hillside, while the 75-f00t (23-meter) infinity pool creates continuity between the trees and their reflections in the water, accentuating the vastness of the landscape.

Oak Pass Main House, Beverly Hills, California © Joe Fletcher

On the lower level, a hallway leads to the bedrooms, which also have the luxury of sweeping views across the canyon. A sunken courtyard flanks the hallway, bringing plenty of natural daylight into the interior spaces, while also providing a more intimate outside area for everyday use.

Oak Pass Main House, Beverly Hills, California © Joe Fletcher

The material palette has also been carefully considered – a mix of concrete, limestone, marble and glass has been used throughout the design, with large panels of timber adding warmth to the interiors.

Oak Pass Main House, Beverly Hills, California © Joe Fletcher

Oak Pass Main House was completed by Los Angeles-based architecture firm Walker Workshop in 2016.

Oak Pass Main House, Beverly Hills, California © Joe Fletcher