Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California
Renowned for its carefree spirit and eclecticism, Venice proved the perfect place for a young creative couple to build an untraditional forever home. They wanted a refined-but-unpretentious house to grow in with their family, a request that we translated into a practical, durable, spacious, comfortable, and effortlessly elegant urban farmhouse.
In a nod to the neighborhood’s bohemian vibe, we used a unique mix of simple materials like steel and glass partitions, reclaimed timber beams, distressed wood cabinets, concrete, and whitewashed shiplap to distinguish each room in the open floorpan. Outside, we dressed familiar agrarian shapes in traditional materials like wood, corrugated steel, standing seam roofs, and hog wire, all unconventionally arranged to add whimsy and modernity to this tradition-informed design.
Photography: Roger Davies