Sited on one of Venice Beach’s envied walk streets this rare double-lot property carries not just celebrity provenance but an architectural pedigree and the boasting rights to a stand-out facade made of repurposed Hollywood Bowl seats. Moments from Venice Beach proper and the Historic Canals this unique home was brought to life by locally based S.E.A Architects and their award winning founder David Hertz, FAIA.
S.E.A. and Hertz are acknowledged leaders in sustainable architecture and regenerative design. With over three decades of experience in the practice and innovation of green building it is of no surprise that when the opportunity arose to recycle the original 1919 Cedar benches from one of LA’s most iconic venues the LEED accredited firm used the weathered boards as cladding for their 2019 contemporary project.
Listed with Gary Gold, the 7,102 sq ft modern, open floor plan features a living/dining space and bar as well as an at-home gym, sauna, pool, and jacuzzi. Four, spacious second floor en-suite bedrooms are topped by a panoramic roof deck with chef’s kitchen and den. Sustainability features include: solar electrical and thermal systems, hydronic radiant heating and energy-efficient lighting.
Venice is home to a venerable array of architectural styles, its eclectic offerings are as varied as its residents, founded in 1905 by Abbot Kinney, the resort community has long attracted a bastien of design-led practitioners. Charles and Ray Eames set up their design studio there in 1943, and many of the ‘surf-shack’ craftsman bungalows remain but they now sit among an era of modernity, ushered in by Frank Gehry, Steven Erlich and Fred Fisher.
Today, young architects flock to build there, the community’s rich blend of artists, subcultures and tech-youth provide a hotbed for the likes of Lorcan O’Herlihy, Don Dimster, and the currently listed DEX Studio home at 813 Palms Blvd, there’s even room for more traditional offerings from Ian J.N. Harrison at 2705 Ocean Front walk.
Venice Beach has always had a storied past, from the Canals, its world renowned beach side gym and its ‘Dogtown’ legacy, it will always remain the center of artistic endeavors and bohemian free spirit.