House of the Day: Hovering Over Hollywood

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Sited on the rolling hills above Hollywood, this otherworldly cube of steel and glass was the final house built by esteemed architect Pierre Koenig. And if you take a look at the place, called the Michael Gantert Residence, you'll see that Koenig finished with a flourish.

Marvelously cantilevered over its slope, the home built in 1981 appears to hover above ground when viewed from Hollywood Boulevard, creating just the sort of effect -- achieved through delicate cooperation between nature and architecture -- that distinguished Koenig's work.

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House of the Day: Hovering Over Hollywood

A pioneer of California modernism, the renowned architect believed that a home's design could genuinely improve the lives of its inhabitants. And, with its jaw-dropping views and uncluttered open-floor plan, this structure adds credence to that conviction.

Strikingly minimalist (it's only 1,994 square feet), the home does offer a few physical touches that go along with its conceptual grandeur. They include marble baths, a walk-in closet and three covered parking spots. But let's be honest -- what you're really paying for is a house that floats.

Crosby Doe Associates has the listing.

Click on the pictures below to see some other stunners in this masterpiece's neighborhood:

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