Modern Home Tours hits Venice this weekend! On Saturday, February 16, gain access to 7 of Venice’s coolest modern homes. To whet your appetite, we’ve put together a sneak peek of the featured homes. Scroll through the preview below, and then point your browser here to grab up tickets for the tour!
3601 Wade St. | AIH Development
This peaceful and private dwelling was inspired by the placement of two palm trees on a quiet corner lot in Mar Vista. What stands today is a stunning tribute to modern architecture, wrapped in the warmth of custom milled Mangaris wood. The home uses wood on smooth stucco on the exterior, mahogany doors, walnut cabinetry, a turquoise Italian glass chandelier, and gold marbling in the bathroom.
1097 Marco Place | R&D Architects
This renovated and expanded 1926 bungalow is located on a 40′ x 100′ lot in the Penmar neighborhood of Venice. The design choreographs movement through a sequence of light filled rooms and courtyards formed by the placement of a new two story volume at the rear of the property.
601 Rose Ave. | Tierra Sol y Mar Inc.
This multi-family building on Rose Ave. took the traditional tall and narrow townhouse model, with windows at two ends, and widened it to create four units that feel generously sized for a typically small Venice lot. Each unit’s main living space is on the second floor – a “piano nobile” – with a double height ceiling in the living room and an open mezzanine over the kitchen, and with bedrooms / home offices on the ground floor, opening out onto small garden spaces.
348 4th Ave. | Predock_Frane Architects
This house is a remodel of a ubiquitous Venice beach ‘box’ from the 30’s, with the new design changing the original like a car customization: subtle and less subtle modifications to the original chassis, body, and interior that transforms a mass production model into a custom one off.
542 Altair Place | Shortridge Architects, Inc.
This house is a study in inside – outside southern California living. Originally, it’s a piece of a larger house that was moved to the Venice site in 1937, and its restoration in 1996 used modern spatial moves and elements yet kept all the character of the old house. Today, the house stands with a greater depth of time with both old and new coexisting in the present.
5110 South Pacific | Design*21
Located in the exclusive Marina Peninsula in the greater area of Los Angeles, California, the main character of this property reveals itself through a dramatic, impressive view over the Ballona Lagoon and the Pacific Ocean.
Lastly, check out our Q&A with the architect of 677 California Ave.
We hope to see you this weekend!