Location: 513 Grand Blvd, Venice, California
Architect: Coop Himmelblau
Year Built: 2001
Footprint: 2,522 square feet (four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths)
Lot Size: 0.06 acres
From the Agent: "Steps to Abbot Kinney and Venice beach, this dynamic urban intervention is a rare private residence by Viennese architects Coop Himmelblau, and the first project built by the Austrian team in the United States. Here the architects explode the constraints of functionalism into a thousand pieces, in the process creating a complex sculptural form interwoven with the apparatus of living. This private, gated four-bedroom home is one of Venice’s most prized architectural masterpieces. The expressive use of concrete, glass, and structural steel is tempered by an open floor plan with direct connections to the landscape, a sculptural shelving installation, natural wood ceilings, and the play of daylight with cool ocean breezes throughout and atop the generous roof deck."