A boldly striped staircase leads to the second floor / ©ME Development
The four-bedroom home features dual living rooms, allowing residents to spread out / ©ME Development
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“We challenged ourselves to design something that would embody the old and new,” said architect Trevor Abramson. “What makes Venice so unique is that it’s a diverse patchwork of architectural eras and styles. This presented a rare opportunity for Abramson Architects to design three residences side-by-side and to truly add something distinctive to the existing urban fabric.”
The four-bedroom home features a gourmet, open plan kitchen with smart appliances and dual living rooms, allowing residents to spread out through the home for maximum comfort or enabling them to entertain in one area while the other stays closed off as a family space. There is also a garden and a guest suite on the ground floor. A boldly striped staircase leads to the second floor and three of the bedrooms – including the master bedroom, with its private spa-like ensuite.
As well as preserving the history of the area by salvaging the California collage, the Historic Modern has several environmental features as part of its design. For example, its fencing has been made with American, chemical-free ash Arbor Wood and there is a hand water pump on-site that pulls water from an underground catchment system, allowing residents to water the garden off-grid. There is also a fully automated indoor garden in the kitchen, giving residents a space to grow their own herbs, flowers and leafy greens.