The Argentine, and New York based, architect Pablo Jendretzki was hired to reconfigure a 1950′s Hal Levitt house located in Beverly Hills, LA. The house conversion had the main goals: to open up the cramped mid-century interior and create a connection between the interior and exterior of the house. With both goals accomplished, it has become a stunning 5,000-square-foot home in California’s most famous locale.
The wide wood planks of the deck contrast with the bright blue color that the pool gives off, while also providing ample space for laying out and enjoying the sun. Amazing combination.
According to the stated at Design Milk, the first step with making the indoor/outdoor connection was installing the same wood that’s on the floors inside, outside on the deck. That way, when the large sliding glass doors are open, the space really expands.
The glass doors dissolve the separation of spaces, while at the same time filling the home with light and fresh air. A perfect balance between the transaction between areas.
Room partitions were removed to make way for shelving units that provide storage while allowing light to pass through.
The pool is filled with fiber optic stars that mimic the stars in the sky. And this is our favourite part of the house, a great idea for a house partying. Absolutely stunning.
Pablo Jendretzki has over 20 years of working experience in hospitality, residential, commercial, and institutional projects. He has been involved in small and large scale projects in Europe, North, Central, and South America.
He has collaborated with the design and coordination of the 2002 World Trade Center [Ground Zero] competition with Kevin Kennon & United Architects. The team was selected as one of 7 finalists.
Prior to collaborating with United Architects, P. Jendretzki was a Project Manager and Designer at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, where he worked on several large scale projects such as the $1.2 billion Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncassville, CT, among other large scale developments.
Before KPF, Pablo Jendretzki was a Senior Designer and Project Project Manager at Butler Rogers Baskett Architects in New York City. While a student at the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, he worked as an apprentice at the office of Carlos Maria Dibar Arquitectos.