May 18, 2024


Interior The Freshmaker

Oxford Triangle Residence Offers a New Spin on a Venice Beach House

If you have been to Venice Beach, California, the Oxford Triangle home is not your normal seaside residence sighting. The special home sits on a narrow triangular large amount by a historic electric powered streetcar line in use from 1905 to the mid 1950s. Architect Matthew Royce, of M Royce Architecture, built the dwelling for himself with inspiration drawn from a trip to Iran in 2013. Grand villas in the town of Kashan housed basements that filled with snow just about every winter season, which grew to become their refrigerator in the summer time. A return halt in London added much more inspiration – row residences with gaps amongst the home and sidewalk enabling light into the basements below.

Royce translated the inspiration into the new property by including room concerning the community sidewalk and the composition. All the things developed higher than ground was to optimize the restricted footprint, and below floor is where the areas advantage from pure mild and ocean breezes filtering down.

closeup exterior view of modern, industrial house with mirrored windows and rust red fence

exterior side view of modern industrial house with rust red fence

The property is built employing industrial materials, like board-formed concrete, glass, and raw copper, quite the contrast from the encompassing 20th century Craftsman bungalows, mid-century ranches, and post-war stucco houses.

side view of modern industrial house in venice beach

The uncooked components on the exterior will steadily patina and age more than time generating an at any time-evolving search. Related products are utilised on the two-story guesthouse with the exception of a hydraulic airplane hangar doorway that opens the area up to the outdoors.

closeup sideview of modern house with rust red and patinaed wood details

exterior view of modern guesthouse with aged wood exterior

exterior view of modern guesthouse with aged wood exterior and open window

closeup exterior side view of modern industrial house with mirrored windows and rusted iron details

The ground ground, which properties the kitchen, living home, and deck, sinks 3 ft beneath ground so the foliage wrapped all-around the perimeter of the assets can build privateness when the spaces are opened up. An infinity pool operates correct along with the dwelling and then wraps close to producing it uncomplicated to access.

exterior side view of modern house with elongated pool running alongside

exterior view from modern deck overlooking curved pool

With the sliding glass walls opened up, the kitchen area extends to a patio and overlooks the elongated swimming pool.

rooftop deck view of modern house in venice beach

top floor interior view of modern house with eclectic furnishings looking out to rooftop deck

interior view of modern kitchen looking out to greenery

interior of modern dark kitchen with glass tabletop

interior of modern seating area of home with garage style door opened and man standing to side

interior of modern home's seating area with modern and eclectic furnishings and large window

interior of modern, industrial space with concrete walls and dark furnishings

modern interior staircase with concrete surfaces

interior of open modern bedroom with modern minimalist furnishings and angled windows

interior of modern industrial bathroom with double sink

modern interior of dark minimalist bathroom with polished concrete surfaces and oval bathtub

modern interior of dark minimalist bathroom with polished concrete surfaces oval shower room

interior concrete staircase with concrete surfaces and artwork on walls

interior modern bedroom with deep blue walls and bedding with graphic painting over bed

interior view of modern bathroom with oval tub in front of wall of windows

interior view of modern home with blue curved wall and concrete floors

interior view of open metal staircase in front of large windows looking out to deck

Photos by Sam Frost and Michael Reynolds.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found hunting for classic wares, executing New York Instances crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.