Open House Obsession: Marmol Radziner Re-Invents The Sleek Black Box, $5.825MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 1233 Appleton Way, Venice
When: Sunday, January 22 from 1:00PM-4:00PM
What: The latest in a series of design/build homes constructed in Venice and the West Side by the eminent architectural firm Marmol Radziner, this exquisite 5-bed, 6-bath home is a quietly liveable expression of the firm’s deeply Modernist aesthetic. On a large lot, the plan’s perpendicular elements and the bridge of the second story permit a composition of interlocking, shaded outdoor spaces clad in black.
The interior is pulled together with a simple composition of white walls, polished concrete floors and deep grey casework. Full-height glass walls disappear, bringing the outdoors in.
What We Love: GIven the small, narrow lots that characterize Venice, pools are rare. The extra-large lot allows for a long, reflective pool and spa, simultaneously swim-able and decorative, and a deep teal blue instead of bright aqua.
Central to the ground floor, the kitchen almost demands virtuoso performances in kale.
In a bridge from front to back, the bedrooms and baths span the second floor. Below, a glimpse of the living room’s planted roof and the huge master spa bath.
More: Check out the broker’s outstanding site for additional details, images, and downloadable floor plans.