"Stone, wood, and minimal silhouettes add up to sleek style at this modern villa that slinks along the Hollywood Hills. Though its thoughtful design and surrounding greenery make it feel like a private compound, it opens to incredible views of downtown Los Angeles and the coast—and even has a glass-walled elevator to show them off. It’s 2 blocks to Sunset Boulevard; 2 miles to Rodeo Drive. Spend sunny afternoons by the heated infinity pool and warm evenings on the rooftop deck, watching the lights come on downtown from the alfresco sitting and dining areas. If you’d like to entertain indoors, a games room with a wet bar does the heavy lifting for you. Bookmatched stone anchors the living room in a dramatic fireplace and dominates the fully equipped kitchen in a waterfall-style breakfast bar. A pearl-gray sectional is a softer touch and offers plenty of seating, as do the chrome-legged chairs at the dining table for 10. The spaces flow into each other and can be opened to the terrace, and several of the 6 bedrooms have their own fold-away glass walls. Since the villa is perched just 2 blocks above Sunset Boulevard, it’s no exaggeration to say that it’s in one of L.A.’s most sought-after neighborhoods. It’s 5 miles or less to shopping at Rodeo Drive and The Grove, the exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the iconic streets of Hollywood, and the dog-friendly hiking trails of Runyon Canyon Park."