The Ultimate Bachelor Pad: Harold Way Project by Whipple Russell Architects

The Ultimate Bachelor Pad Harold Way Hollywood Hills by Whipple Russell Architects 03


With splashes of Art Deco feel and cool color, Whipple Russell Architects has designed a sleek, clean-lined bachelor pad on Harold Way in Hollywood Hills. Viewed from a downstairs entrance, it gives little hint as to the magnificence ahead…but very soon, this apartment’s #1 decorating feature is apparent. Wherever you look, sparkling city lights gleam through walls of glass. Central to the upstairs “public” areas is an all-white open fireplace around which are comfy, neutral-toned lounges. Next to this area, the dining table floats in the middle of bench seating — an ensemble that can be pushed together into a compact “cube” when not in use. This level also contains one spacious bathroom in gray and white, along with a streamlined kitchen of pale wood grain, stainless steel, and blue uplighting; steel columns provide “dividers” in the open space.


As you approach the stairway, purple light indicates a change in level and the shift to the owner’s private domain. Here you find the master suite — with its own wall of windows and master bathroom with dual sinks, sumptuous tub with its own flat-screen TV, and abundant storage space behind shining copper-toned tiles. Completing the lower level is a theater room with bright fuchsia seating, plus colorful modern art throughout. But by far the most distinctive feature on the lower level is the owner’s favorite art: his car, which sits in its own alcove. It’s the finishing touch of surprise and whimsy in a place that exudes “glam.” Even though its owner isn’t famous, Whipple Russell has created a breathtaking apartment here, in this Harold Way abode fine enough for any of the “beautiful people.”




















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Written by Janet Butler

Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).

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