Navy Street

Navy Street residence is a sanctuary amidst the hustle and bustle of a particularly active area in Venice, CA.  This modest duplex belies a peaceful and spacious sanctuary that floats above its environs and overcomes its adjacency to a busy street and heavily trafficked back alley. 

Located on the northern border of Venice alongside Santa Monica, this modern duplex is located half a block from the ocean but offers no ocean views. The owner, a legal scholar, desired a peaceful sanctuary where he could retire to read, write and enjoy the smell of the ocean breeze while escaping the sustained activity of the street and alley.  

The main two-story residential unit is accessed via a stairway leading up to the second floor. The main floor features a continuous living and dining space with lofty ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass that offers views at both ends.

While unpresuming, the primary suite’s large clerestory windows provide generous daylight, and the room opens up onto a private elevated sky garden. The sky garden features a planting area and features a large shade tree. Unobstructed views of the sky can be absorbed, offering a peek at the surrounding urbanity through the visually separate and protected screen of foliage. 

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Project
  • Navy Street
Location
  • Venice, CA
Year
  • 2022
Status
  • Complete
Size
  • 3,390 sf
Photographers
  • Nico Marques
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