Open House Obsession: A New Home by Marmol Radziner in Venice, $4.775MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 613 Santa Clara Avenue, Venice
When: Sunday, September 18 from 2:00pm-5:00pm
What: With 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths on a street-to-street lot, this newly-completed home by the Venice firm of Marmol Radziner delivers exquisite details and superb construction, but emphasizes privacy above all with a plan arranged around a verdant courtyard. The front of the house (below) gives little indication of what’s contained within.
Once inside, the great room extends from an interior entry pavilion enclosed in shiplap (below) to the courtyard, creating a series os casual entertaining spaces that open effortlessly to the private outdoor space.
What We Love: The firm’s unique ability to make an austere palette of materials and color seem luxurious.
Three of the bedroom suites, plus a study,are located at the front of the house, while the master suite is tucked into its own wing at the end of a bridge-like hallway, overlooking the courtyard.
More: Go to the listing for additional images and details, which includes a brief film about the passion the firm puts into residential design. Below, the now-almost-obligatory-for-Venice roof deck.