Open House Obsession: Austere Oasis in Venice, $4.3MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 554 Westminster Avenue, Venice
When: Sunday, December 3, 1:00pm-4:00pm
What: Renovated a few years ago by noted Venice architects David Hertz and Chartles “Sonny” Ward, this 2-bed, 3.5-bath is a classic of a uniquely Venice style– raw and polished concrete, exposed structure, custom blackened steel metalwork and crisp white walls, all carefully composed on a narrow lot in an open, loft-like format.
The austere street front is gated at the curb, but once inside, the entry provides a warm welcome, leading past a small office to the soaring main living space. Throughout the house, bands of windows set high in the walls flood the spaces with light while offering privacy.
Upstairs, two bedrooms and a sitting/media area flank the open space.
The sybaritic but simple master bath.
What We Love: The pool house is a sexy, intimate space tucked behind a lush garden.
More: Go to the listing for additional images of this exceptional property. Represented by Kerry Ann Sullivan at Halton Pardee + Partners.