Defining the necessities of a luxurious lifestyle, this exquisite villa located at 818 N Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills boasts a unique combination of building materials – stone, glass and wood – composing a functional, well-proportioned property. Spreading over 9,302 square feet, the two story residence features four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, a private spa and swimming pool and a large collection of extraordinary spaces beautifully designed to astound anyone who has the privilege of visiting. Additional spaces like the gym, China storage and art storage room give this home a sense of customized art-loving collection of spaces. Located in the sought after 800 block of the flats in Beverly Hills, the imposing residence is part of Leonardo Umansky’s portfolio. Featured in “The World’s Best 100 Homes” edited by Images Publishing, this exceptional example of luxury architecture displays its luscious cluster of social and private spaces with an unprecedented proudness. Priced at $12,850,000, the fabulous villa would make a splendid residence for those who know how to appreciate it.
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.
These days, a building doesnt just have to look good, it should ideally be good for the environment too. A great example of sustainability spliced with style from the past few years is the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks Retail Park in Ellesmere Port, designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.