• Venice Hood

    Abbot Kinney bi-sects the multi-cultural, fast-growing, gentrification of Venice, California: east and west of this strip of exotic shops and hip eateries spills an array of funky fixer-uppers, brightly painted bungalows, yet-to-be touched shacks, and the latest modern adaptations to limited lot size.  This “spec” project sold with site and plans that maximized the diminutive “dirt” for this 2200 square-foot domicile with dual stacked boxes and an open floor plan flooded with natural light by a central skylight.  The three-sided structure’s open plan allows for increased on-shore breeze from the neighboring beach.  The highly detailed finishes of the exterior: soft-gray ship-lapped cement board and earth-hued stucco are suspended by boldly painted orange steel which exaggerates the upper floors lightness of form.  The central interior wall is hand-troweled bright blue plaster; the open kitchen is teak and stainless.  A steel stair softened by wooden treads rises to the bedrooms and baths above where impeccable detailing and custom cabinetry are set off by lustrous glass tile and the latest in fixtures and fenestration.