Open House Obsession: In Venice, An Extraordinary Homage To Albert Frey, $3.2MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 2022 Alberta Avenue, Venice
When: Sunday, September 23 from 2:00pm-5:00pm
What: An extraordinary 3-bed, 4-bath house by Martin Zünkeler of bau 10 Architects, the LA-based design and architecture practice– impeccably detailed, with a crisp facade and exquisitely crafted interior, inspired by the work of the Albert Frey [1903-1998] the Swiss-born, Palm Springs-based architect considered to be the father of Desert Modernism.
In some ways, Zünkeler has taken Frey to the next level, using technology and materials (and a budget) the great master could only dream of. Immediately inside, you grasp that the entire house will be a tour-de-force of cabinet work, almost completely executed in a golden, sustainable teak.
Listed as a bedroom, this is more than likely going to become a perfect home office.
The second level is a wide living/dining/kitchen area, fitted in teak and stone, where the expanse outside the windows becomes a kind of living urban art gallery, in much the same way that Frey captured the desert.
What We Love: The seamless, immaculate detailing, especially in the master suite, one of the most wonderfully sybaritic series of spaces for sleeping, lounging and bathing we’ve ever seen.
The second bedroom has the same luxe cabinet construction, plus an open shower.
Below, in Zünkeler’s hands, the obligatory ocean-view Venice roof deck gets a jetted hot tub and an outdoor kitchen.
More: Go to the listing for additional information and images of this exceptional property. Represented by Jonathan Pearson at Halton Pardee.