The rustic country villas and farmhouses of Tuscany and Umbria were adapted to the modern lifestyle of a prominent Hollywood television producer. Perched on a hillside, like its Italian counterparts, the house overlooks the Los Angeles basin, and each room has a panoramic view from downtown to Santa Monica. A cobblestone motorcourt leads up to an octagonal two-story entry—a nod to the tower lookouts of old Europe—that forms the dining room with a dramatic master loggia above. Thick plaster walls, distressed stone, terra cotta tile, antique wood beams and handmade brick recall the simple forms and rustic materials of Italian country homes.


Interiors by Frank K. Pennino
Landscape by Dennis Hickok