Venice Ranch Transformed, $2MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 918 Indiana Avenue, Venice
What: A modest, 4-bed, 2-bath single story stucco house transformed by LA developer/house flipper Noa Krauss. The son of artists, he’s made this kind of development into his own art form, starting at age 27 and working as far afield as New Zealand.
More than that, it’s a business with enough flexibility that Krauss could leave his film industry job to be a stay-at-home dad– a point of view that informs every project, each one approached as if it’s his own home.
Inside, Krauss created an open and flexible, gallery-like space with an inviting kitchen, big enough for a future worktable/island under the skylight.
Thoughtful details like a pot-filler, and built-in wine storage exactly where you need it.
Keeping It In The Family: The black and white painting in the living room was done by his father, James Krauss, especially for this room.
What We Love: Well-placed, right-sized skylights that flood the house with a soft light, plus the beautifully minimalist stone fireplace surround that we hope no one mounts a TV on, ever. The equally minimalist bathrooms are generic in the best possible way.
There’s probably enought room back here to fit a lap pool; the flexible 2-car garage/studio space/playhouse is prime Venice real estate.
More: Check out the listing for additional images and details. Represented by Pacific Union International’s Jacki Asplund.