Los Angeles-based general contractor and real estate development firm LA Build Corp has recently completed a single-family custom home that combines luxury modern design with energy-saving smart home technologies. Located in West Hollywood’s Kilkea Drive, the contemporary dwelling is equipped with a full home automation system that allows the homeowners to control multiple aspects of the house—from the sound systems to the window shades—with a touch of a button on their smartphones.

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exterior view of the home's entrance with wood finishing and modern cement design on entrance floor

living room with wood floors, flat screen tv and white couch leading into dining room

large bedroom with cement walls with wood floor to ceiling headboard and large windows

Set on a lot with a spacious backyard, the house on Kilkea Drive takes advantage of its large lot and southern California’s temperate weather with a design that emphasizes indoor/ outdoor living. The open-plan interior is coupled with operable walls of glass that not only flood the rooms with daylight but also provide unfettered views of the backyard that pull the outdoors in. The outdoor terrace appears as a seamless extension of the indoor living area and is a continuation of the home’s material palette and neutral color scheme. Natural materials including San Quentin black beach pebbles, Cedar, ipe, and Kebony Wood—sourced from Delta Millworks—are used inside and out for cohesion.


large windows illuminate dining area and black dining table with a view towards the staircase

pool view of the home with lights illuminating the pool and home at night

Building on the popularity of home automation, LA Build Corp installed a full home automation system that allows all parts of the home from the lighting and irrigation to the entertainment systems to be controlled remotely. The air conditioning system operates at 97% efficiency. Rooftop solar panels power the home and heating for the outdoor two-lane lap pool with a spa and a wading pool.

stair case with wood steps and glass rails

chairs near bbq island on outside deck

kitchen interior of home with wood countertops and cabinets

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As mentioned in the project’s press release: “This home really epitomizes the Los Angeles lifestyle and celebrates the increase in popularity of home automation and efficiency. By incorporating details such as a living room fireplace with a glass back wall, large open windows, exterior landscaping in the interior, etc., LA Build Corp was able to take California’s year-round lifestyle and build a home that is suited for every season and current to today’s home building trends.”

+ LA Build Corp

Images by Sky Photography LA

wood floors throughout the home's base floor with big windows letting in light towards the kitchen and living room

floor to ceiling windows are placed on opposite ends of the home letting in light to dining and living room

lounge chairs on outside deck near fire pit by the pool

street view of the home with plants adorning the gate entrance

aerial view of the home's backyard with pool, bbq and lounge chairs and couches around fire pit

modern white tub in the bathroom with shower space beside it