Open House Obsession: New Construction in Venice Designed by Robert Thibodeau/DU Architects, $3.8MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 308 Grand Boulevard, Venice
When: Sunday, August 14 from 2:00PM-5:00PM
[Update: Open on Sunday, April 2 from 2:00-5:00PM]
What: An austerely handsome 4-level, 4-bed, 3.5-bath home by Robert Thibodeau and DU Architects, a small firm that has, nonetheless, been changing the look of Venice one house at time for the past two decades. Clad in a deep, subtle stucco, black-stained wood and punctuated by intensely reds, the entry courtyard is enhanced by a wall of Heath Ceramics’ Bowtie tiles in a subtle interplay of finishes.
The main level is a loft-like space culminating in a beaufully detailed kitchen adjacent to the 2-car garage. Floors throughout have radiant heat.
What We Love: The subtle, almost black stucco exterior; construction details like the planked pine ceilings; windows that extend right to the ceiling– an expensive solution that adds immeasurably to the simple, elegant interiors.
On the second level, get away from it all in the quiet family room/study at the top of the stairs (an increasingly popular feature in new Venice construction) adjacent to three bedrooms.
Below, the envy-inspiring master suite occupies the entire third floor with a huge dressing room, spa bath and sauna. The narrow, walled patio keeps the space both open and private.
More: Have a look at the listing for additional details and information.