Studio & Private Residence
This will be my new office on the ground level and residence on the upper levels. As a second residence located on a lot with an existing single story residence built in the 30’s, the site is in the Oakwood area of Venice Beach: the so called “old hood” now going through further gentrification. This has been a challenging project for me in all my 30 years of experience with the many changes in the neighborhood, family influences, changes in the program and consideration for construction cost has made the design scheme change several times. The back office and residence will be solar powered. The roof garden will have low water consumption plants. Aesthetically, it was important to capture light and sense that you are out in the open and at times hear the ocean and see the sunset. I would like this project to be cohesive not in style but scale and finish materials. It has been designed in a way that it can be phased or modified during construction.