The Orum house by SPF Architects

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Year: 2018 Built area: 18,000 sqft

©Matthew Momberger

Architects: SPF:architects (SPF:a)
Lighting: Oculus Light Studio
Photography: ©Matthew Momberger


Los Angeles Business Council, Housing Award 2019

Gold Nugget Award, Custom Home, Grand 2019

AIA|LA Residential Architecture Award, Single-Family Residential, Merit 2019

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Perched atop a Bel Air hilltop, Orum is a three-level, 18,800-square-foot home designed to subtly ‘float’ above its environs.

Given its prominent positioning above a relatively developed neighborhood, the motivation behind the design of the home was to create a residence that could meld into its surroundings while maximizing views. The three-story structure, which takes on the shape of a three-winged propeller, is wrapped in glass that mirrors its sweeping views of the Los Angeles Basin, unobstructed from the Getty Center to Long Beach, Century City, and Downtown.

SPF Architects

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Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA

Founder + Design Principal

Zoltan leads SPF:a’s award-winning studio, a team that has been recognized with over 80 national and regional design accolades. Prior to founding SPF:a in 1990 with partner Judit, he worked closely alongside Jerrold E. Lomax, FAIA, a case study maestro and one of the original LA-12. In 2005, Zoltan was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.

Judit M. Fekete-Pali, LEED AP

Founder + Creative Director

Judit been responsible for the strategic direction and artistic vision of SPF:a since launching the firm with partner Zoltan in 1990. Aside from serving as the firm’s managing principal, she is also the head curator of the SPF:a Gallery, founded in 2007 and focused on the symbiotic relationship between art and architecture.


SPF:architects (SPF:a)


8609 Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90232

tel. 310 558 0902
fax. 310 558 0904


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