SINCE OPENING its Los Angeles branch, Elevator Boutique, in 2012 in the West Hollywood Design District, Australia’s Lift Shop ( has grown into a go-to provider of high-end, custom lifts for celebrity and other upscale homes. Working with an Italian supplier, builders and an array of others for design elements such as custom glass and stone, Lift Shop has delivered scores of one-of-a-kind systems for homes not only in L.A., but throughout California and all along the Pacific coast, in places like Laguna Beach, Malibu and Santa Monica. One recent job, at a home on one of the many canyon roads snaking through the Hollywood Hills, is a good example of Elevator Boutique’s work.

The representative of the owner of the new multilevel home contacted Elevator Boutique in 2013. The home has extensive outdoor terraces, and the homeowner envisioned an elevator that would fit into yet highlight that, Lift Shop Group Sales and Marketing Manager Bernard Edwards says. “They were very interested in a glass elevator that would be available from the front door entry/garage area to the main rooftop terrace, which is near the main living areas and kitchen,” Edwards states. He elaborates:
Once the design specifications — a two-level glass elevator with sliding doors and a glass shaft — were confirmed and accepted, drawings were provided by the Italian manufacturer Elevatori Premontati listing all necessary dimensions for the builder to  construct to. This involved providing the required cutout in the ceiling/floor, providing a pit at the base of the shaft and locating a
suitable power supply.”

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