3 Edgy Homes That Will Change The Way You See L.A.
Explore a new side of a classic Los Angeles neighborhood on our virtual architecture tour.
If you took our last virtual tour, you know that Los Angeles is a treasure trove of historic homes and iconic landmarks. We’re talking about Hancock Park, Crestwood Hills and Venice — just to name a few neighborhoods that architecture and design enthusiasts can’t resist visiting.
Fortunately, those of us at home can join in on the fun. While the Venice Family Clinic gears up for their latest Art & Architecture Tour, this time featuring the work of design team Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner, we’re doing some exploring of our own. Get ready to see Venice, Calif. from a new perspective.
First Stop: The Milwood Residence
Our first stop leads us into the heart of Venice, where this 3,400-square-foot modern home boasts clean, distinct lines and large glass panels. Sliding doors throughout the house create easy access to outside spaces like the courtyard and pool, and provide ample natural light. With a mix of concrete floors, marbled surfaces and walnut veneer panels, the Milwood house is a warm approach to modernism.
Second Stop: The Palms Residence
Not far behind is the Palms Residence, an impressive 2,800-square-foot prefab home located on an urban lot. Once inside, you’ll find three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a great room, kitchen and office — all possible using fourteen different modules. Large expanses of glass along the south side of the house keep this beauty bright and well-connected to the outdoors.
Third Stop: The Stone Residence
For our third and final stop, we approach the Stone Residence, a 3,700-square-foot home that’s well-suited for a family with an active lifestyle. As you walk around, you’ll notice Marmol and Radziner’s signature style of floor-to-ceiling glass panels, which creates an easy flow between the interior and exterior of the home. Sharp lines keep the space defined and elegant.
As Seen on TV
Thanks to her popular fashion lines and starring roles on MTV's reality shows The Hills and Laguna Beach, Lauren Conrad is a recognizable name. Also recognizable is her Hollywood home, which was featured prominently on The Hills. In addition to the three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom main house, the property features a detached guesthouse, where Lauren's friend and costar Audrina Patridge lived for one season of the show.
"There's a lot of great character to the house," says Jana Charalambous of Hilton & Hyland. "You've got the coved ceilings, traditional tiles, molding and wrought iron. It's got a lot of great features from the '20s but with a new world, modern vibe." Gleaming hardwood floors and barreled ceilings complete the home's authentic 1920s look.
Outside, you'll find a lush, private escape that's been the scene of many a Hollywood party. "I think the backyard is a very peaceful oasis," Jana says. "It's beautifully done -- with the fountains and the pool -- and it just makes you want to relax all day."