Exquisite Venice Loft For The Minimalist Life, $2.4MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 1121 Abbott Kinney Boulevard Unit D, Venice
What: An immaculately simple 2-bed, 2.5-bath, 2-car parking live/work condominium in Venice. Composed of interlocking, pristine white structures and spaces, buying it may compel you to re-evaluate most of your possessions.
Who: The sellers are serial entrepreneurs/power couple Ara Katz of Spring and BeachMint and Chris Ovitz of Workpop.com.
Somehow managing to be evocative of both whitewashed Greek villages and industrial complexes, this assemblage of live/work spaces over retail (above)was designed by Venice architect Michael Sant in 2005. Dubbed “Microscopic Town”, it remains one of the most visually compelling structures on Abbott Kinney.
Inside, details are simple and perfectly executed, with white walls, custom aluminum windows, and polished concrete floors joined by open stairs of walnut slabs. All the rooms open to landscaped interior patios.
What We Love: That the interiors are distilled versions of the classic 1930s interiors of Richard Neutra (like his iconic Kun House) while looking completely new.
Below, the dedicated work space.
The condo offers copious storage space, like fitted closets leading to the master bath (below) plus the master bedroom opens to a romatic terrace with a fireplace.
More: Go to the listing for additional details and images.