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    Entry; The broken massing of the house integrates with the numerous trees.

    Entry; The broken massing of the house integrates with the numerous trees.
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    Bridge; A bridge connects the two main modules of the house.

    Bridge; A bridge connects the two main modules of the house.
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    Bedroom Courtyard; Black cedar siding sharply defines the volumes of the house.

    Bedroom Courtyard; Black cedar siding sharply defines the volumes of the house.

Dwell Home Venice

Venice Beach, CA


West Side Home Tour 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013


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Among the stars of Dwell’s West Side home tour is one built to complement, rather than overshadow, its surroundings.

When architectural designer Sebastian Mariscal first visited the site that would hold his eventual design for resident Michael Sylvester, he was immediately struck by the presence of the huge pine tree in the middle. “I was moved by how the grown trees were creating a special silence of green within the dense and eclectic neighborhood,” says Mariscal. “I remember the first thing that came to my mind was that I must preserve the same view, meaning my design cannot be seen from the street—only trees, only green.” He responded by crafting a series of pavilions connected by what he calls “vegetated outdoor rooms” for the transition spaces. 

Livable square footage: 2,400 sq. ft.

Number of bedrooms: 3

Construction completed: 2013

Track the journey from start to finish in our series of blog posts at dwellhomevenice.com.

About the Architect


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Sebastian Mariscal Studio


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Working as a Developer/Designer/Builder Sebastian Mariscal has completed a diverse range of projects. Currently with offices in Boston & San Diego, SM has projects in Boston, San Diego, Los Angeles, New York and Mexico. SM has been the recipient of national and international architecture and development awards and has had the opportunity to share his work in multiple lectures and publications.


Collaborators


Project Manager: Jeff Svitek 

Landscape Architect: Jack Kiesel

Interior Designer: Delta Wright


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Purchase a 2-Day Weekend Pass and receive free tickets to Meet the Architects Reception.

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