546 Broadway Luxurious Residences by the Beach
By Eric • Jan 3, 2011
These very contemporary-looking houses were designed by Stephen Vitalich Architects in Venice, Los Angeles.
The four 2600 sq ft single-family homes have each got two levels, three bedrooms, two and half bathrooms, an office and a 500 square foot roof terrace.
Each house has its own front patio. The corner glass doors push up into a stack and erase the boundary between the living room and the outdoors.
The floor level boasts large open spaces with floor to ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light. Here the architects designed a spacious kitchen, a dining area next to it, a powder room and a service porch.
The second floor features two bedrooms, a bathroom, an office/study and a huge master bedroom suite. Finally, the roof deck is made of ipe, a termite-proof Brazilian hardwood and features an outdoor fireplace.
All four houses are LEED certified, meeting U.S. Green Building Council criteria for sustainable materials and building practices.
Environmentally conscious materials include plantation-grown Western red cedar used as exterior siding.
Each residence was originally offered at $1.4 million.
A few words from the architect:
”I’ve been a part of this community since I was a kid. I saw a cool, funky beach side community transition into kind of a scary beach side community, and now it’s transitioning back again…
…I was concerned that the houses could feel constrained because they are so long. It was an objective to make them feel spacious. Having this long corridor with the skylight animates the house and gives it life. You see palm trees blowing above and a lot of natural light that flows through the house at all times of day.”
Source: Los Angeles Times
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