The Powell Residence is one of those modernist homes in the Hollywood Hills with jaw-dropping views of the city and Runyon Canyon. Originally a 1950s ranch, the house was transformed into the home it is today by architect Scott Carty, who worked with Gary Drake of Drake Construction to build it.

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Named after the home’s investor and designer Jeff Powell, the residence is all about indoor/outdoor living and the sweeping panoramic views of Los Angeles. The residence has been home to Hollywood actor Matthew Perry since 2008 and is now up for sale for a cool $4,795,000 (the price just dropped!). For views like this, you pay a pretty penny…

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Who could even concentrate on Uma Thurman on TV when you have city views like that? The ever-changing daytime/nighttime landscape serves as all the artwork you’ll ever need. The interior is kept mostly white with neutral furnishings, letting the view speak for itself.

Hollywood Modern With City Views: Powell Residence by Scott Carty in main architecture  Category

Hollywood Modern With City Views: Powell Residence by Scott Carty in main architecture  Category

Hollywood Modern With City Views: Powell Residence by Scott Carty in main architecture  Category

Hollywood Modern With City Views: Powell Residence by Scott Carty in main architecture  Category

Hollywood Modern With City Views: Powell Residence by Scott Carty in main architecture  Category

Who needs walls when you can have windows like this to wake up and look through?

Hollywood Modern With City Views: Powell Residence by Scott Carty in main architecture  Category

Hollywood Modern With City Views: Powell Residence by Scott Carty in main architecture  Category

I love the idea of no mirrors above the sink so you can look out at the amazing view as your brush your teeth.

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Photos by Michael McCreary.