Real Estate Report: Immaculate Conception in Venice


Where: 1308 Pacific Avenue, Venice
Cost: $2.785M
What: An impeccable new house by one of Los Angeles most skilled practitioners, this 4-bed, 4.5-bath house by architect William Adams fits into a long tradition of design set in this gritty, romantic seaside town– one that’s inseparable from LA’s own mythology. In addition to the framed views of Venice and the glimpses of the ocean, there are long views through the interior with exposed seismic bracing and structure:

Consistently, the palette throughout is a simple one– white walls, warm wood, stone, steel and immaculately laid concrete block– whether it’s a hallway or the master suite’s bathroom:

A cool retreat from the hot sun and intense light, the ground floor media room/office space (below) has access to a small garden walled off from the street for privacy. There’s also a 2-car garage.

What We Love: With framed views and sliding walls of glass, the house is open to the outdoors and sky. The compact spaces seem larger than they are, and while we like the staging, there’s enough going on visually that this house requires very little in the way of furniture and objects– always a plus. Below, the view from the sidewalk and a detail of the living room:

More: Have a look at the agent’s dedicated site for more images and go to William Adams Associates for an overview of the firm’s work.