Nestled into a 3.4-acre property in Westlake Hills, The Cassava residence creates an
environment that privileges the direct experience of its natural surroundings. The 5000 SF house
is set on a slope replete with a beautiful collection of Spanish and live oak trees, but one that also
overlooks Westlake Drive, a busy thoroughfare.
The house is sited along a contour line, and extends deep into the property, defining a
cultivated courtyard uphill, while the rest of the property remains in its original state. The view
from the public rooms is turned around, into this private oasis and up into the tree canopy.
Passing through a glass bridge, the private rooms look the other way and frame views into the
picturesque, unadulterated site.
The kitchen is the heart of this home – situated at the place where all routes cross, and providing
easy access to the garage, study alcove, dining room, pool deck and children’s bedrooms as
might be necessary. Conceived as a casual ‘great room’, the kitchen is open to the family room
and informal dining area, and is generally the place where family and friends congregate. An
abundance of purpose built cabinetry rendered in light yellow & rift-sawn white oak, stunning
Solistone glass tile and Caesarstone Blizzard countertops add a sense of finesse and whimsy to
Where most of the houses along Westlake Drive present a public image of grandeur, the Cassava
residence is barely visible from the street. Rather, its luxury lays the way the house expands the
experience of dwelling here into range of circumstances present on the whole property.