The Residence: 1240 Sierra Alta Way, Hollywood Hills

Words by Natasha Silva-Jelly

29 June 2020

1240 Sierra Alta Way is a new urban retreat nestled in a residential enclave in the Hollywood Hills. Available for purchase through Quintessentially Estates, the property is the brainchild of CLR Design Group whose travels to Thailand inspired the architecture and interiors.

Urban Zen

“My business partner and I spent a month in Thailand and found the architecture there to be utterly beautiful. Everything plays on the balance between the indoors and outdoors, everywhere you look there is greenery, landscaping, water and fire. We designed this to be an urban retreat; it doesn’t feel like you’re one minute away from Sunset Boulevard. A lot of the architecture in LA is extremely modern, so we wanted to do something a little different. The home was designed to be highly functional and easy to live in, while making the occupant feel like they’re on permanent vacation. Each bedroom has its own deck or outdoor space, and you’re surrounded by water with the pool and spa, then there’s greenery, wood, sandstone, and lots of light. The dark louvres also add an Asian touch and a sense of tranquility. We’ve built over 30 homes and every time, I’ll think how much I love sitting and being in each one. But this one by far is my favourite.” Charles Kotliar, CLR Design Group.


This contemporary home is enhanced with Eastern touches that harness the calming influences of nature. There are four bedrooms, six bathrooms and a master-style room downstairs (that could easily be used as a bedroom, study or gym) opening directly onto the outdoor pool, hot tub and garden terrace. Then there’s the expansive, open kitchen and open-plan living room, along with a timber staircase, fire pits and a 2,000-square-foot rooftop space that boasts an outdoor kitchen, cabana, games room and sweeping views. Not to mention a vast walk-in wardrobe that would be the envy of any self-respecting fashion-lover.

Location, Location, Location

“The estate is in a pretty little enclave known as the Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills and the 'Birds Streets', where Leonardo DiCaprio has chosen to buy two homes. The neighbourhood is dotted with extremely expensive homes that enjoy stunning views of the city. What’s more, you’re only a block away from Soho House, and a short walk from the beginning of Sunset Strip with all its world-class restaurants - such as BOA steakhouse, one of the best in the area.”- Aram Afshar, Quintessentially Estates, Los Angeles.

Quintessentially Estates

Quintessentially Estates, led by CEO Penny Mosgrove, provides expert acquisition advice and property management, as well as sales and lettings services all over the globe. Drawing on a network of more than 65 Quintessentially offices, the specialist team offers members and private clients access to a niche portfolio of prestigious properties, across a variety of price points worldwide.

For all the insider knowledge and help in finding your dream home – on-or off-market – please contact Quintessentially Estates: [email protected]

Personal Styling

Quintessentially offers an expert personal shopping, styling and gift sourcing service. The talent in this shoot are wearing luxury designer pieces by* Chanel, Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Gucci, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Dior and Alexander Wang.

If you’d like to sharpen your own style with the help of our expert team, please contact: [email protected]

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