THE CORK HOUSE, LOS ANGELES
Sometimes nature inspires the design of a home. The Cork House features an imported cork tree, a symbol of resilience and intention, planted as the centrepiece of an outdoor entertainment area. The symbolism of the cork tree served as inspiration for the construction of the home, with the single tree integrated into the design early on.
The new detached house features five bedrooms and various entertainment facilities, including a wine/ tequila cellar and a projector room beneath the glass-bottom swimming pool. There is also 5,000sqft of patio space for al fresco dining and watching the sunset. Floor-to-ceiling glazing can be pulled back to create indoor-outdoor spaces, so occupants feel connected to the natural world outside. The US$28 million property is on sale through Sotheby’s International Realty.
THE ULTIMATE TREE HOUSE From top: The entertaining areas feature floor-to-ceiling glazing that can be pulled back to create indoor-outdoor space; an imported cork tree, planted as a centrepiece for an outdoor area, was integrated into the design from...