Lana Del Rey effortlessly personifies the idea of California cool, and this famed artist has extended that aesthetic into her Hollywood Hills abodes. The New York native recently purchased not one, but two private hilltop oases on adjoining lots, spending a total of $5.87 million in the transaction.
The largest of the two homes, featured below, ran Del Rey a total of $3.77 million and was once selected as The Wall Street Journal’s Home of the Month. With six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, this 5432-square-foot home boasts four garages, two powder rooms, dual staircases, and an on-site guesthouse adjacent to the pool. Replete with wooden ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and neutral tones, the California residence offers panoramic views of the region's rolling hills—the perfect scenery to inspire another Lana Del Rey hit. Take a look inside the stunning home below.
Outside, an extravagant staircase winds up from the high-scale driveway to the home. Greenery peeks through square concrete blocks to add a geometric flair to the parking area, while the driveway itself is lined with planters that boast lush outdoor trees. The home itself is constructed with a white stucco exterior that brings a bright focal point to the natural hues of the property.
This home's design is a new-age midcentury modern masterpiece, from the sharp lines of its roof to its surrounding landscaped stairs. The white stucco walls add a lighter element to its abundance of warm wood accents, which are tied together with beams and columns that make the home feel larger than life. Its overall look transcends classic midcentury design elements by artfully blending them with details common in today's modern architecture homes.
Turning the corner, the luxurious yard is completed by a sprawling pool that reflects the open sky along with the home and its hillside landscape. Angular architecture in the structure's design allows it to stand out with a symmetrical contrast to the property's natural scenery.
The view of the front door from the home's entry staircase offers a hint to its interior design, showcasing sleek metal railings that lead up to its lavish front patio. While the home's interior is decidedly modern, it also blends the upscale finishes with earthy elements—similar to the exterior's elegant columns tucked below wood eaves on the roof and Mediterannean-inspired arches.
The roof itself acts as a built-in patio cover, extending directly from the second story to its tall columns. Exposed wood beams support the structure and add to its midcentury style influences. On the patio, gray tile floors wrap around the home for an oversized entertaining space complete with a natural outdoor dining table. Wall sconces line the home's exterior to provide a soft glow in the evening, complemented by overhead lights built directly into the roof's underside. Large second-story windows allow natural light to pour into the home while providing an indoor-outdoor living vibe.
Inside, the natural wood accents of the home's exterior continue across the ceiling. Recessed lighting plays on the home's symmetrical themes and eliminates the need for table or floor lamps in the minimalistic, open-concept space. The front door walks directly into the great room, complete with a modern kitchen, living room, and dining area. The kitchen's oversized island creates a visual separation of space in the absence of walls.
Large windows placed at the top of the walls offer an inside view of the exterior roof, which helps to exaggerate the indoor-outdoor look. The kitchen, complete with bar seating for four at the island, also features an oversized industrial refrigerator with high-end finishes like metal backsplash and a stainless steel hood vent over the modern gas stove.
Taking a step further back, an inviting sectional sofa is set against a console table to visually divide the space between living and dining areas. The skyline is visible from the interior with views of the region's mountain ranges at the home's hillside location. A traditional rug placed underneath the dining table adds a warm, comfortable vibe to the modern design. Vintage seating around the sturdy wood table beautifully contrasts the home's newer finishes for a mix-matched style.
This design takes a contemporary approach to the classic imperial staircase, using metal railings and sleek lines to update traditional styles. Next to the living area, the stairs lead up to a luxurious suite that adds an area for privacy away from the main spaces of the home. One simple piece of wall art and the supports for the home's central ceiling beam create an artful divergence from the otherwise perfectly balanced symmetry in the architecture.
Upstairs, a large suite features a built-in fireplace with midcentury elements like clean ceiling lines and natural wood tones. The furnishings bring a more traditional, elegant look to the space, while area rugs create a plush texture above hardwood floors perfect for a five-star bedroom. The space also features a seating area with leather accent chairs for a cozy corner away from the rest of the home.