Hollywood Hills Three Layer Cake House

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I’m in Hollywood Hills again with an unusual home that looks like a three layer cake house or house built on top of a concrete boat that’s in the ground.


I wonder how it came to be designed in layers back in 1968 or was it a remodel as time went on?

I like the modern middle layer and frosting on the top layer.

The main level has “open living and dining room with fireplace, kitchen, two baths, mater suite and guest room.

The second layer is the A-Frame house with another living room, fireplace, bar, library and bath.  This is the pool and lounge layer too and where views are of the ocean clear to the Santa Ana’s.

The third layer is the top of the A-Frame. There lies a private office, guest suite and balcony.

No word on what is in the curved like a boat-shaped bottom.  Possibly the garage or basement or both.

Hollywood Hills Three Layer Cake HouseI somehow am reminded of the Flintstones or Bedrock when I look at the landscaping and bottom layer. It’s one heck of an extremely unusual Hollywood Hills home isn’t it? Let’s look inside the tippy top of the A-Frame.

8460 Cole Crest Dr LA, CA for saleAmazing architecture.

8460 Cole Crest Dr Los Angeles, CA - zillowWonder not anymore why it’s great to live in the Hollywood Hills with views like this home has to offer.

8460 Cole Crest Dr Hollywood Hills,, CA - zillow

Pool 8460 Cole Crest Dr Los Angeles, CA - zillowI did not expect this extravagant, extreme home to have this great pool.  Look at those trees and the nice seating next to the pool and cabana. This is the A-Frame second layer area of the home.

8460 Cole Crest Dr Los Angeles, CA - zillowNow I get it!  The higher you build, the more you can see.  Not a lot of photos which makes this one-of-a-kind Hollywood Hills house even more mysterious.

3 bedrooms

4 baths

$2,950,000 and head over to Christopher Westley for information.

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  1. You’re right of course. I was thinking the other day when there’s no room to build out, they built up and gained the views. Exciting to hear you went to LA though!

  2. I want that view from the bedroom! A 3-layer cake house is definitely unusual but it really seems to make the best use of its surroundings and views. I was just in LA for a week, but all I saw was the hotel as it was for a meeting. I missed out!

  3. The view is amazing, but the design is just too weird for me.

    I am still not getting your updates in my emails so I added Housekaboodle to my blog roll and should be able to see whe you post something new.

  4. It’s a good thing I’m on a time crunch. If I wasn’t I do declare I’d be visiting every one of your posts. This is like putting me in a candy shop. I’m loving visiting your posts and gaining all kinds of ideas about different ways to enhance a home.

  5. Wow that looks like a home on top of a home. Just beautiful. A very creative and unique house for sure. thanks for sharing this beauty!

  6. Hi Robin! I looked up Lake Champlain that I never knew about. It’s huge! What a wonderful experience to live on a lake like this. I almost put my imaginary brakes on when reading your great description of “feeling you could drop off if your brakes gave out.” I get that feeling too from the last photo above.

  7. I love reading your featured homes. This one reminded me of my home on Lake Champlain… but it was a two tiered cake 😉
    The driveway lead to the front, and the back exposed on the bank just like this, overlooking the lake and onto the other side of it staring at Vermont. Coming into the driveway gave one the feeling you could drop off if your brakes gave out. Inside, however, was a more secure feeling with windows exposing the views.
    That was home 14 years ago and I’m not sure what the new ownership has done with it, but we had a deck with railings and wandering paths to the water. As much as similar, we weren’t as elaborate as this building…nor by the price! 😀
    Thank you for “memory lane”~

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