Vertical Chic In Venice, $3.75MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
When it was time for LA-based carpet designer Erik Lindstrom to build a house, he chose architects Erla Dogg Ingjaldsdottir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson of Minarc to create it with him. Tucked neatly into a 40 x 50-foot lot in Venice, it’s a stack of elegantly minimal spaces massed in a white block above a hidden garage, culminating in a roof terrace– an outdoor living room instead of a backyard– with views all the way to the Hollywood sign.
A flight of stairs goes directly from street level to the middle floor, which holds the primary bedroom suite and an office. Spiral stairs to the left access the lower level 2-car garage, a wine room, and a second bedroom suite.
What We Love: Minarc’s unique ability to make beautifully detailed, serene spaces with great warmth and personality along with holistic, sustainable construction values. CH+D’s Abigail Stone took a look at the house a while back, and you can see how it’s evolved from Minarc’s original project photography. Interior design by Lisa Strong.
Location, Location, Location: The proximity to the beach, bike path, Venice canals and Abbot Kinney restaurants and shopping make it a very walkable neighborhood.
Below (and at top) the upper level entertaining spaces, a elegantly composed space with a palette ranging from whites to dark greys and a variety of textures.
The mid-level primary bedroom suite, below, and the intimate office. Much of the furnishings throughout are available for sale in an effort to make this as turnkey a transaction as possible.
On the lower level, the second suite opens to a narrow garden lined with bamboo, making it a wonderfully private retreat. There’s also the 400-bottle capacity wine room– and while much of the furniture is available, the new owner will have to supply their own wine collection.
More: Go to the listing for additional details and images. There’s also a video that tells the story best. An extraordinary opportunity to own an impeccably designed home in Venice, represented by Mauricio Umansky, Farah Brittany, and Alexia Umansky of The Umansky Team at The Agency.
Photo Credit: Marc Angeles for The Agency