Argentine architect Pablo Jendretzki was hired to reconfigure a 1950’s Hal Levitt house located in Beverly Hills. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors dissolve the separation of spaces, while at the same time filling the home with light and fresh air.

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Room partitions were removed to make way for shelving units that provide storage while allowing light to pass through.

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The pool is lit with fiber optic stars that mimic the stars in the sky.

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Photos by Alejandro Wirth.