Venice Beach, California
A Craftsman Home one block from the Venice Canals, modeled after a traditional Venice bungalow. The original space, a 1,200 square foot Midcentury single-story home, was remodeled to include a 1,100 square foot second story.
Featured in The Argonaut
Rather than turning their beloved home into a modern big glass-and-metal box (referred to as Lego Boxes by Venice locals), the Client requested a 21st Century modern home that would respect the design of the original Craftsman architects.
A tribute to historical architectural style with natural wood details, large exterior porches and expansive living areas.
A custom front door with leaded glass is one of the first things you notice when walking into the warm and inviting living room.
A mantel made from courtesan oak is a detail piece that pays homage to traditional Craftsman design.
The kitchen is completely open to the dining room and living room giving the space a more functional aesthetic. Simple clean lines and natural materials simplify the space, yet allow for the details in the cabinetry and windows to pop.
One obvious consistency throughout this space is the amount of detail in the design and where the integrity of the house is truly preserved.
The dining room opens to the backyard with custom sliding glass pocket doors. Consistent with other windows within the space is the Craftsman mullion detail on the glass.
The functionality of the pocket sliding doors gives a modern twist to the Craftsman style. A way to connect the indoor and outdoor environment with the option for complete privacy or openness, all while sacrificing zero space for the actual doors.
Back porches overlook courtyard, spa and nearby Venice Canals. Stone detail walkways wraparound the home and continue into the backyard.
Downstairs bedroom with simple, clean lines. A feature of this room is the detailed wooden window work. With so many windows, natural light illuminates the space. Bold white trim outlines the bedroom and allows wooden accents to really stand out.
Connected bathroom with custom cabinetry, new fixtures and finishings.
The dining room is a central gathering area that joins the first and second story of the home, and also provides access to the backyard. Featured upstairs is an 1,100-square-foot second-story addition to the home. Wooden staircase reiterates the importance of wood details throughout.
Unique stained glass window welcomes you up-stairs into the second story addition of this Craftsman remodel.
Feature of this upstairs master suite is the Craftsman style stained glass window and patio access.
French doors, with prairie style Craftsman window details, open this well lit room to an even sunnier patio. The patio stretches across the front of the home as part of the new second story addition.
Master bathroom with double vanity over custom wood cabinetry. Under-counter storage keeps design simple and clean.
Spacious walk in shower with built in bench. Custom tile work with clean lines and simple patterns. Privacy window provides natural light and is consistent in design with windows throughout the home.
Clean design of laundry room with white cabinets lining the walls. Tile laid in a different pattern than the rest of the home but a similar color scheme. Gives this space a unique, fresh aesthetic perfect for cleaning up.