From the street, the Hurley House presents a very modest profile, with a low slung flat roofed design, artfully concealed behind a gently arcing wooden fence that mirrors the curve of the road. Once inside, however, the house opens up luxuriously. The fence encircles a classic kidney shaped pool and surrounding patio. Walls of glass lead to an expansive living and dining area with unobstructed views to the city below. This fine example of early modernism utilizes an incredible lightness of vertical and horizontal planes: a floating fireplace constructed of huge slabs of travertine is the only obviously solid structural component, surrounded by glass curtain walls that bring the outside in and vice versa. The broad eaves of the roof structure protect the interiors from the hot California sun and horizontal slats throw sensually gridded shadows onto the deck below.
Generously proportioned at approximately 2,700 square feet the Hurley House consists of four bedrooms, four baths and a study.
The Hurley House was featured in the October 1960 edition of Arts & Architecture as well as the Los Angeles Times Home Magazine that same month.