The Trousdale Estates section of Hollywood was a forgotten cluster of iconic mid-century homes on the edge of Beverly Hills. Then in the late 1990s fans of the period such as interior decorator Carole Katleman began refurbishing these residences to their rightful glory. The Katleman Residence was originally The Rose House, so named for it’s original owner, the costume designer Helen Rose. (Amongst other things, Rose designed Elizabeth Taylor’s wedding dress for her nuptials to Nicky Hilton).
Designed in 1963 by architects Conrad Buff, Dennis Straub, and Don Hensman, in 1999 Katleman approached the firm to restore the home to its original design, while undertaking sensitive upgrades to the house to accommodate a contemporary lifestyle. In keeping with the house’s modern character, emphasis was placed on well-crafted details and honest simplicity in design. From the main entry, the view unfolds through transparent glass walls, across the pool terrace, towards the Santa Monica Mountains. Continue reading to view additional images.