Modern Family Home by Dennis Gibbens Architects


This project consists of a two-story, 5,000-square-foot single family residence and guest house on a 12,000-square-foot property in Venice, California.  The property is large for this section of Los Angeles, making it nicely sized for a young family of four.

The first floor plan is in the shape of a long bar and has an open arrangement of public rooms all looking on to the western half of the property.  The living room is a double-height space.  The exterior areas are comprised of a front garden, a private garden, an exterior covered area and various concrete deck areas, a sports court, and a swimming pool and spa.

The T-shaped second floor of the main house contains a large master suite and two children’s bedrooms, a laundry room, an office and a large black-out media room.  A guest house pool house is situated at the south end of the property on axis with the pool.

The main exterior materials are white stucco, glass and metal panel.  Photo-voltaic panels on the roof provide a portion of the electricity for the residence.

Architects: Dennis Gibbens Architects
Location: Venice, CA, USA
Architect In Charge: Dennis Gibbens Architects
Senior Project Architect: Oren Dothan
Project Architect: Ryan Turner
Year: 2012
General Contractor: Bruder Construction
Lighting Consultant: Lux Populi
Photographs: Ryan Childers


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