Elementi Beverly Hills

Photo credits: Douglas Friedman, Joe Bryant and Marc Angeles Inspired by the Pacific Coast Highway bridges and waterfalls, designer Michael Chen has interpreted the beauty of the California Coast’s natural and man-made elements into an equally stunning home, but with an Asian twist and jetliner views. Located in the ultra-exclusive Beverly Hills enclave of Trousdale

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Letter From the Editor

Dear reader,

This issue of High Rise Life magazine is dedicated to architecture. Throughout this issue, we explore contemporary architectural thinking and architects that are strategically involved in the creation of our built environment and urban design. The range of articles is both diverse in form and content.

We intentionally displayed architectural projects through visually striking imagery. A key example of this can be found in our cover story feature of one of Southern California’s most photogenic homes —Elementi in Beverly Hills. 

Inspired by the Pacific Coast Highway bridges and waterfalls, designer Michael Chen has interpreted the beauty of the California Coast’s natural and man-made elements into an equally stunning architectural masterpiece. 

Selcen Kavruklar

Editor-in-chief 

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