MICHAEL MARQUEZ ARCHITECTS
The Roth Residence, located just above the beautiful Beverly
Hills Hotel, is a famous Los Angeles architectural landmark by
the 1960's Architectural firm of Buff and Hensman. This
home was a spectacular example of the post and beam
architecture that they perfected here in Southern California.
When the client Billy Lehman approached us, he had
recently purchased the property which had fallen into
complete disrepair due to years of neglect. Billy was faced
with the challenge of preserving the original character of the
house, while still being able to introduce more amenities of
Virtually all of the rooms were kept intact and only simple
changes, such as lighting and HVAC, were introduced.
However, the bathrooms were addressed with a little more
playfulness, as we introduced some vibrant colors relating
more to the original time and date of the house.
The two-story house naturally opened up onto the
magnificent rear yard and pool with its stunning view of
Beverly Hills below. We introduced a conversation area
surrounding a large-scale fire feature as the primary focal
point adjacent to the pool. The trellised seating areas were
refurbished and are as beautiful now as the day they were
Besides the quality of the original architecture, this house
was also made famous by the greatest architectural
photographer of the past century, Julius Schulman. Billy was
even fortunate enough to find an original signed print of the
house, which proudly hangs in the entry hall.
Beverly Hills, CA