665 Milwood Ave, Venice Beach USA - Kim Gordon Designs

"This Venice Beach project offers a sense of complete sanctuary, just steps from Abbot Kinney. The two story, corner-lot compound features soaring ceilings, spacious entertaining areas as well as a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living spaces, all set amid an abundance of tropical trees, hanging vines and unique water features. Taking a cue from luxury resorts, Gordon has rewoven the concept into a unique approach to residential design — one where city life is softened by heated limestone floors, the soothing hush of rustling palm fronds and a host of hospitality-like amenities translated into luxury residential living. On the ground floor, a light flooded living space features triple-height ceilings, an indoor/outdoor fireplace and a dramatic silver travertine-topped bar. The space is designed for both intimate gatherings and large-scale entertaining, and easily connects to outdoor areas via large steel and glass doors. The area connects to a less formal section of the home where an open plan kitchen and flex dining/media space open onto a lush tapestry of tropical plants, designed to keep tempo with the ocean breeze. Abundant kitchen storage and integration of high-end materials in everyday areas incorporates cooking, dining, and gathering into every area on the main floor. A floating staircase leads to the upstairs area, where four bedrooms include a master suite with dedicated spa, closet, bathroom and exercise areas have all been included. A second, upper floor bar and sitting area take resort-style living to the second floor. The master suite opens to an outdoor catwalk bridge that connects the main residence to a two-story flex structure that can function as a standalone office with private entrance, yoga studio or guest house." - kim gordon designs