My Home As Art :: Three Peaks House :: Bing Yeh, Architect

Tucked into a quiet Hollywood Hills enclave, the bold, tri-point roofline of architect Bing Yeh’s Three Peaks House appears and recedes from view as you approach the site. This classic 1990 modern architectural home represents the best of the era’s design. An entry stairway leads to a truly grand living room featuring a nearly wall-to-wall curved steel hearth, dramatic, triangular 30-foot ceilings, extraordinary gallery walls, a 20-foot picture window with views of the Hollywood sign and a geometric open stairway, highlighted by a steel interior balcony. The open kitchen, with pressed concrete counters and bi-level outdoor cafe decks, is located on one side of the living room and a media room with private office is situated at the opposite end. The peaked ceiling motif is repeated in the bright master suite, where circular, square and rectangular windows allow the sun to illuminate every height and angle. The master bath is clad in white shiplap, with pale grey concrete counters, dual sinks and closets, separate tub and shower. A loft-like walkway with steel, cable and glass railings overlooks the living room and connects the master suite to an additional 2 bedrooms, with shared deck and updated guest bath on the other end of the home. The walkway also accesses a secluded, rear entertaining deck framed by mature succulents. This distinctive home is a study in geometry and an ideal gallery for artists and art collectors in an exclusive Hollywood Hills location.
For Sale $1,689,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2 Garage Spaces
  • 3142 Sqft
  • 5731 Lot
Open House Schedule
APR
23rd
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
APR
25th
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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This stately 1924 Tudor, situated on a coveted street in Altadena, unveils itself via the dramatic standing seam metal roof and a masterful juxtaposition of modern and traditional. This singular home has undergone a transformation by the lauded interior design firm House of Honey resulting in a laid back California vibe that respects and features its architectural bones. Published in several international magazines and showcased on the front page of the Home section of the Wall Street Journal, this home is truly special. The spacious living room with Batchelder fireplace and gum-wood crown moldings flows seamlessly from space to space offering views to the backyard, pool and mountains beyond. A charming dining room opens into the cozy sunroom and stunning eat-in kitchen highlighted by a Calacatta marble waterfall island, Viking appliances and French doors leading outdoors. Three large bedrooms and strikingly updated baths complete the first floor. The expansive upstairs has been reimagined with the help of well-known architect Tom Marble showcasing the vaulted ceilings and modern architectural feel. A master bedroom, massive open bath, walk-in closet, media room, office, den and cozy nooks create a true oasis in white. The stand alone bath cleverly overlooks the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, while the steam shower is set into the original gable. Vintage and contemporary lighting, fixtures, and hardware were all hand-picked to delight the eye and elevate daily living. The chic guesthouse with private bath connects smoothly from the main house and to the several outdoor dining areas, pool, spa, fire pit, and pool cabana. A newly-built modern bar and kitchenette will delight and surprise. Surrounded by hedges, the garden affords plentiful privacy. Thoughtfully curated by award-winning interior designer Tamara Honey, special moments are plentiful in this spectacular Altadena home and fill it with style, character, ease and artful living at its best.
For Sale $2,875,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2 Garage Spaces
  • Pool
  • 4465 Sqft
  • 16565 Lot

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For Sale $1,450,000
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  • 3 Baths
  • 2 Garage Spaces
  • 2960 Sqft
  • 0.22 Acres
 

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As you walk through the archway entrance on Broadway, you’re immediately greeted by a magical light-filled Victorian court, with marble stairs, ornate iron railings, and open cage elevators. The building is still being used as a working retail/commercial space so expect limited access. Here’s a look inside and you might even recognize its unique design from Hollywood films Blade Runner and 500 Days of Summer.

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