Venice Walk Street Perfection, $5M


Completely unpretentious and beautifully crafted, this c.1998 project by the Santa Monica architecture and planning firm Koning Eizenberg still looks fresh after slightly more than two decades. The firm has moved on to be globally recognized for its environmentally conscious projects, ranging from architecturally significant homes, schools and libraries.

Inspired by a look back at Mid-Century homes and the classic, ad hoc vernacular of Venice wooden houses (before spray-on stucco cladding became ubiquitous) this perfect 3-bed, 3-bath home is tucked away behind hedges on a walk street, barely one block from Venice Beach

What We Love: The adroit use of claboard, concrete block, shiplap and marine-grade plywood, details probably best seen at the Koning Eizenberg’s websitean opportunity to own beautifully composed architecture that functions as shelter.

A well-stocked bar is cleverly hidden behind cabinet doors in the kitchen, just off the entrance. No word on what will be there after escrow closes, however.

Upstairs, open ceilings clad in varnished, marine-grade plywood. Partitions are organized within a formal grid, allowing a composition of doors, glass panels and transoms. Note the color block of green is actually (or additionally) a sliding door.

More: Asking $4,950,000, 20 Ozone Avenue is represented by top Westside agent Tami Halton Pardee, founder and CEO of her eponymous real estate firm. Go to the listing for additional details, images and floor plans.

Below, a detail of the upper level’s scissor brackets and clerestory.

Photo Credit: Nils Timm for Halton Pardee