Step Inside a $50 Million Penthouse That’s Completely Surrounded by Glass
For $50 million, you could own a 10,000-square-foot penthouse condo in West Hollywood designed by AD100 firm Olson Kundig. Featured in the most recent episode of On the Market, a youtube series by AD, the top floor of 8899 Beverly Blvd. is the pinnacle of luxury. In the video, Fredrik Eklund, the listing agent for the property, and Andrew Bowen, Partner & Head of Staging for ASH Staging, the firm that staged the home, give an exclusive tour of the property before the one-of-a-kind accommodations are sold.
“An Olson Kundig signature is the blending of the indoor and outdoor spaces,” Bowen says in the video. This ethos is displayed over and over again throughout the four-bed and five-bath property, though nowhere as notable as the floor-to-ceiling motorized glass walls circling the property. When opened, travertine floors blend seamlessly into an exterior wood cantilever overlooking the Southern California landscape. “With these retractable glass walls, you have the extraordinary opportunity to enjoy the view as the art itself,” Bowen says.
Although details like the glass walls are obvious and immediate, the property also features many smaller and thoughtful additions that may only be visible to those who know where to look. One of note is a materiality motif that appears multiple times throughout the unit. As the glass walls move, bronze tracks are visible separating the travertine from the deck. This same bronze appears throughout the building, on the unit’s door, and on the dinning table, which were all designed by the architects of the building.
The penthouse features an open floor plan that encompasses the show kitchen (there’s also a prep kitchen) and the grand room. The latter is separated into three distinct areas: a dining section, a living room, and lounge space. “A home of this scale calls for grand entertaining,” Bowen says in the video, a sentiment that’s displayed in the large sectional sofa, the custom dining table that can seat 14, and the prep kitchen with four additional bar stools.
Later in the video, Eklund gives viewers an inside look into the primary suite and the office, both of which feature more stunning views and en suite bathrooms. The bedroom also includes full-size dressing areas and a private study. “This building—10 years in the making—is really a love letter to Los Angeles,” Eklund explains. To see for yourself all the ways this is true, check out this week’s episode of On the Market.