Construction was recently completed on a striking custom home on Kilkea Drive in the heart of Hollywood.

The client, who wanted a modern open floor plan that retained a family-oriented feel, commissioned LA Build Corp, architect NE Designs Inc., and designer Jai Omar of Modern With A Passion to create the home.

Natural materials were paramount to the design, and cedar, ipe, and Kebony Shou Sugi Ban modified wood from Delta Millworks were specified for finishes. In keeping with the natural aesthetic, the design team created an indoor/outdoor living environment, complete with live-edge work, stones, and landscaping in the interiors.

Kebony Shou Sugi ban paneling was used for wood accents throughout the home, including the powder room on the main floor.

“The Kebony provided the perfect element to underpin the wabi-sabi approach to the house and particularly, the powder room,” Omar said. “The flamed surface of the Shou Sugi Ban provided an incredible and tactile contrast to the other smooth and polished elements of the room. That contrast and tension, make it a feast for the eyes and to the touch.”