Visiting the house in 1997, the Los Angeles Times architectural critic Nicolai Ouroussoff wrote of the rooftop reflecting pool: “The effect is mesmerizing. Gazing towards the sunset from the penthouse, your eye travels across the reflecting pool over a sliver of land to the glimmering lake. Looking back from the sun deck, the effect is equally transparent; your eye bounces along a series of reflected planes – glass, mirrored wall and water – or straight through the room to the greenery in back. Sometimes the effect of lightness is overwhelming enough to make you queasy.” (Jan 30, 1997)

Photography by David Hartwell