Real estate

From the bowl to to the beach

Located on one of Venice Beach’s enviable pedestrian streets, this rare two-lot property has not only celebrity heritage, but architectural heritage and the proud rights to a striking facade made from repurposed Hollywood Bowl chairs. Just steps from Venice Beach and the historic canals, this unique home was brought to life by local SEA Architects and their award-winning founder David Hertz, FAIA.

SEA and Hertz are recognized leaders in sustainable architecture and regenerative design. With more than three decades of experience in the practice and innovation of green building, it’s no surprise that when the opportunity arose to recycle the original 1919 Cedar sofas from one of LA’s most iconic locations, the LEED-accredited company replaced the weathered planks. used as cladding for their Contemporary project 2019.

Listed by Gary Gold, the modern, open-plan 7,102 sq. ft. floor plan features a living/dining room and bar, as well as a home gym, sauna, pool and jacuzzi. Four spacious en-suite bedrooms on the second floor are topped by a panoramic roof terrace with the chef’s kitchen and study. Sustainability features include: solar-powered 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 bastion of design-led practitioners. Charles and Ray Eames founded their design studio there in 1943, and many of the “surf-shack” craftsman bungalows have survived, but they are now in 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 mix of artists, subcultures, and tech youth provides 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 JN Harrison at 2705 Ocean Front Walk.

Venice Beach has always had a storied past, from its canals, world famous beachfront gym and ‘Dogtown’ heritage, it will always remain the center of artistic endeavors and bohemian free spirit.

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