LOS AN­GE­LES, US

9200 Swal­low Drive, Sun­set Strip/Hol­ly­wood Hills West

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It’s dif­fi­cult to tire of Hol­ly­wood glam­our. Los An­ge­les has been home to the world’s film in­dus­try for a cen­tury, and its palm­fringed boule­vards, ex­trav­a­gant man­sions and end­less sandy beaches epit­o­mise glitz and op­u­lence. And it’s not only the older pala­tial prop­er­ties that get heads turning; ar­chi­tects have made use of the lat­est tech­nol­ogy in new de­signer homes to cre­ate ex­cit­ing, ea­syliv­ing en­vi­ron­ments. At 9200 Swal­low Drive, a thor­oughly mod­ern home con­structed by Do­heny Es­tates Con­tem­po­rary, a mul­ti­tude of mod cons has been in­stalled, from a home cinema to French doors that dis­ap­pear into the walls when re­tracted, to a Van­tage home con­trol sys­tem that man­ages do­mes­tic util­i­ties.

The seven-bed­room house has a den and liv­ing rooms, three bars, in­clud­ing one that’s part in­doors and part out­doors, a lounge area with TV, a built-in bar­be­cue, a spa and a four-car garage. Two wa­ter­falls re­in­force the sense of cool, calm so­phis­ti­ca­tion.

Wow fac­tor: The view. Whether it’s through glazed walls from within the house, or while re­lax­ing on the ter­race or in the in­fin­ity pool out­side, res­i­dents get a huge view across the ex­panse of Los An­ge­les spread­ing out in the val­ley be­low. At night, res­i­dents can watch the lights of La La Land twin­kling be­low.

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