Set in the Hollywood Hills, the Lecam Residence designed by Vianney Boutry features stunning views in all directions. To the East is the Griffith Observatory and Sunset Boulevard, and to the West the Pacific Ocean extending to Catalina Island. "At night the view becomes like a flat screen TV, all black and the lights of the city," says Boutry. To maximize the scenery, Boutry replaced a wall in the master bedroom on the third floor with glass, and kept color and furnishings to a minimum: white oak floors, recycled wood cabinetry, and mostly white paint with touches of color, “to make the house feel bare.” On the exterior, a new smooth stucco was applied and wood trims were added, and all of the balconies' wood railings were replaced with frameless glass.
- Area: Hollywood Hills
- Livable square footage: 2,800 square feet
- Number of bedrooms: 4
- Original construction completed 1984; new construction completed 2012
About the Architect
Vianney Boutry is a French native who received his Master degree in architecture from St. Luc University in Belgium. He worked in Boston and New York City before moving to Los Angeles. Vianney Boutry is the founder and principal of Atelier Vianney Boutry. Vianney has a minimalist and hands-on approach to architecture and to materials, working closely with craftsmen and builders to achieve the perfect "feel" for a space. Solutions are specifically tailored to suit the client personality, lifestyle, and need, making sure that its vision becomes an authentic reality.
- Architecture: Atelier Vianney Boutry AtelierVB.com
- General Contractor: TSO construction
- Engineer: Dimitry Vergun
- Folding Doors: NanaWall
- Furniture by Environment
- Master Bathroom fixtures: Hansgrohe
- Doors Hardware: Emtek
- Tile: CTM Los Angeles
- Wood Floors: White oak with neutral oil finish