Open House Obsession: An Exquisite Balance Of Materials Wrapped In A Nancy Monk Mural In Venice, $3.75MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 23 Breeze Avenue, Venice
When: Sunday, August 2 from 2:00pm-5:00pm
What: A 3-bed, 4-bath home (with three fireplaces and a 2-car garage) designed by R+D Architects, built in 2007 and just a few blocks from the ocean.
Wrapped in a minimalist mural by painter Nancy Monk, the light-filled house is an elegant, Constructivist composition of steel, exposed concrete, and expanses of glass with interior and exterior balconies. The sensitive, eclectic decor is by LA interior designer Georgeanna Parks.
All of which plays nicely with immaculate white walls, ceilings, and dark hardwood floors. Below, the open, minimalist kitchen is ready for serious cooking with custom cabinets in alder wood and Silestone counters.
What We Love: In the austere master bedroom, the deeply-tinted plaster fireplace wall looks like a Rothko painting, and throughout the house, the visual grace of tall bamboo brushing up against the windows.
Crafted in welded steel, steel mesh and wood, the dramatic stairway extends from the ground to the roof terrace.
With a fireplace and access to the front garden and street, the lower-level bedroom suite is more likely to be used as an office or media room.
More: Go to the agent’s listing for additional information and images. Below, killer views from the roof deck.