The Orum House is a spectacular, AIA award-winning masterpiece of contemporary architecture, design and engineering situated on a private promontory in Bel Air. Famed architect Zoltan Pali envisioned the three-story residence to float above its surroundings, wrapping it in glass that both frames and mirrors panoramic views of the Getty Center, Downtown L.A., Century City and the Pacific Ocean. A modern marvel, the steel and glass structure features three wings, delicately balancing views, scale and comfort to create a living experience that accommodates both large-scale entertaining and warm, inviting family life. Encompassing 18,850 square feet of interior living, 6,000 square feet of deck space, nine bedrooms and 15 baths, The Orum House was designed to offer unrivaled amenities for gathering, wellness, relaxation and entertainment in one of the country’s most desirable locations.
Arrive through the first of two gates, down the private drive to the expansive motor court, surrounding one of the property’s 75-year-old Chinese elm trees and offering parking for 30 cars. Enter the floor-to-ceiling, glass automated Sky-Frame door, which immediately captures the far-reaching views. The Orum House was thoughtfully designed to separate entertaining spaces and common areas from private family quarters. At the center of the home is the dynamic glass and steel staircase, engineered and fabricated in Canada by world-renowned company EE Stairs. An architectural achievement unto itself, the staircase both visually and functionally connects the interiors and all three floors of the home.
The first floor is dedicated to gathering and entertaining, featuring dual living rooms, a formal dining room and chef’s kitchen with butler’s prep area. Interiors open to expansive shaded patios and sundecks with fire pit lounges, outdoor kitchen and sweeping, multi-directional views. The LED-lit, ozone, mirror-image pool and spa hug the hillside and grass lawn. Also on the first floor is the main garage, which may serve as an additional event space, opening on both sides for indoor-outdoor entertaining.
Exceptional entertainment offerings continue on the lower level, which features a 1,000-bottle glass wine room, Dolby Atmos theater and catering kitchen. The home wellness center, with a fully equipped indoor-outdoor fitness studio, custom cedar sauna, steam room and massage rooms, opens to the expansive grass yard. The lower level also accesses The Cube, the attached guesthouse for family or staff, featuring four bedrooms, four baths, a kitchenette, dedicated access and garage.
On the third floor, find the private living quarters, which include an open-plan living room, office, study, and five bedroom suites with spa-style baths. Dual primary suites capture 270-degree city and ocean views, with motorized glass panels opening to covered terraces. The glass curtain wall wrapping the third floor features a highly sophisticated system that was custom developed in part with leading German/Canadian company Schuco/Glasbox. The structure utilizes four different opacities—reflective, opaque, translucent and clear—to provide a “visually shifting and shimmering” façade.
Showcasing masterful craftsmanship and exquisite detail, the home features gold, white and black marble imported from Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and China, limestone from Portugal and Italy, a Lutron Lighting system, Crestron Home Automation and dual elevators. The Orum House is offered fully furnished and designed with highly curated works of art.
Envisioned to meld with its surroundings and maximize views, the home’s glass walls foster a connection to nature and the outdoors, while capturing the ever-changing daily and seasonal arcs of light. From its ultra-private promontory in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, The Orum House offers extraordinary design, views and amenities for an unmatched living experience within L.A.’s coveted and exclusive Platinum Triangle.