Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California

PROGRAM: Remodel & Addition to Existing Estate 

SIZE: 10,250 s.f.

COMPLETED: June 2016 Estimated

OWNER REP: Estate Management Group, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA : Hillspire, LLC., Palo Alto CA

INTERIORS: Gary McBournie, Inc, Interior Design, Boston, MA

LIGHTING: KGM, Inc. Architectural Lighting, El Segundo, CA

LANDSCAPE: R.E. Truskowski Landscape Design, Laguna Beach, CA : Louis J. Marano Landscape Architect, San Francisco, CA

AUDIO/VISUL: ACS/Audio Command Systems, Los Angeles, CA

ENGINEERS: Structural: L.C. Engineering, Inc. Westlake Village, CA : Mechanical: Khalifeh Associates Inc., Los Angeles, CA : Electrical: OMB Engineers, Inc., Irvine, CA

BUILDER & TRADES: GC: Fort Hill Construction, Los Angles, CA : Finish Carpentry: DPC Woodworks, Los Angeles, CA : Stone & Tile: StoneArt, Los Angeles, CA : Masonry: Gordon Alatorre Masonry, Culver City, CA : Flooring: Alpine Hardwood Flooring, Los Angeles, CA : MEP: Bonded Electric/Temperature Equipment/CSI : Plumbing, Los Angeles, CA : Solar: Sunrun, Inc., Los Angeles, CA : Well Drilling: Hansen Drilling Co., San Pedro, CA


The Client purchased this original 1932 Charles J. Smale Estate in the heart of the historic Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles, California.  The Client wished to restore this English Country Manor styled home while adding many new features throughout.  Gary McBournie was hired to create a holistic design and vision meant to enhance the existing design aesthetic created by Smale; many of the original details and finishes will be incorporated into the new design. New finishes, lighting, flooring, and cabinetry throughout the house underscore the new second floor Bedroom addition and new open skylit central stairwell.

The house will have all new high efficiency Mechanical and Electrical systems augmented by a new Photovoltaic Electric system.  The project also incorporates a private natural Well which will supply water for the Estate’s Landscape Irrigation system.  Robert Truskowski and Louis Marano created a natural Landscape design that is enhancing the property’s existing beauty; added elements such as a new Pool & Spa, hardscape, Trellis & Arbors and Carport (all part of the Photovoltaic System) all enrich the design concept.