Sunset, in partnership with Modern Home Tours, will host its first-ever home and garden tour on August 16, giving LA design lovers more ways to experience the best in modern interior and garden design. The Sunset LA Beach Cities Home & Garden Tour will be located throughout the coastal neighborhoods of Los Angeles, including stops in Manhattan Beach and Venice. This one-of-a-kind tour includes visits to the Sunset 2014 LA Idea House, and five distinctive properties selected by Modern Home Tours and Sunset’s home and garden experts.
The five homes located on the tour showcase the best of modern home design in LA and embrace the California coastal lifestyle. Each home showcased has its own distinctive features, all of which take advantage of the mild climate that Southern California has to offer.
Sunset 2014 Idea House, Manhattan Beach, CA
Located in Manhattan Beach just one-and-a-half miles from the beach, the Sunset 2014 LA Idea House is Sunset’s first in Los Angeles. The 4,500-square-foot, 4-bedroom/5.5-bathroom home was designed by DISC Interiors as the ultimate modern beach house, exemplifying the calmness, tranquility, and warmth of the Pacific Ocean and California coastline.
For a more comprehensive look at the 2014 Sunset Idea House, you can also check out my tours of the first and second floors…or better yet, come out this weekend and tour all 5 houses in person on the Sunset Magazine LA Beach Cities Home & Garden Tour!
Architect: Peter DeMaria
Photography: Vanessa Rud (interior), Martin Adolfsson (exterior)
The only building in Southern California made entirely of shipping containers, this mixed-use building in the heart of Venice Beach is truly a one-of-a-kind property. Architect Peter DeMaria used 14 containers to construct the building, called Green on Main by owners Paul Keister & Hollie Stenson, because of its vibrant, unique artistic addition to the Venice Beach art and architecture culture.
Los Angeles, CA
Architect, interior architect and landscape designer: lee + mundwiler architects
General contractor: Niagara Construction
This home monopolized on the beautifully warm southern California climate, inviting light in while maintaining privacy and security. The single-family home is carefully designed to overcome the constraints of a narrow lot.
Designer & Builder: Santiago Ortiz, Principal, Assoc. AIA
Landscape: Venetian Paradise
Pool: Avanti Pools
Structural Engineer: C.W. Howe & Partners
Photography: Art Gray
This home was inspired by a myriad of influences; places visited, childhood memories, hour-long dialogues between the owner/architect and his wife. The design, components, materials, and systems which make up this home have been selected for their elegant simplicity and endurance. This home is currently participating with the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED certification.
Manhattan Beach, CA
Designer / Builder: ras-a, inc.
Photography: Chang Kyun Kim
A modest, modern, eco-friendly project, resulting from a holistic approach responding to the site, existing structures, program, and budget.
If you’re in the LA area and are looking for something to do this weekend, a quick trip to the beach and the Sunset Magazine LA Beach Cities Home and Garden Tour would be the ideal way to refresh and inspire. Tickets cost $60 and include a wine and cheese reception and meet-and-greet with DISC Interiors at the Sunset LA Idea House in Manhattan Beach. Tickets can be purchased here.