When you come across a house that’s been fashioned by a duo of award-winning architects and one of L.A.’s top rug designers, you have an inkling that it’s going to showcase a creative mix of stylish living space rife with exquisite details. And this striking structure resting in an ideal Venice locale along the area’s secluded Mildred Avenue is not one to disappoint.
Designed and built in 2016 by owner Erik Lindström (known for his fashionable array of hand-knotted and hand-tufted floor coverings) in collaboration with architects Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir and Tryggvi Thorsteinsson of Santa Monica’s Minarc, the modern residence oozes sex appeal from the start. Think an artistic white facade punctuated by glass, Japanese burnt wood and a whimsical yellow door that offer just a hint of the unexpected lusciousness that’s yet to come.
“Every single detail throughout the house was picked to perfection,” says Alexia Umansky, who is co-listing the property with Mauricio Umansky and Farrah Brittany, all of The Agency. “Every finish is top-notch. The wallpaper has been chosen from the utmost of luxurious vendors — Pierre Frey (imported from France), Hermes or hand-painted — and the glass railings throughout disappear with the outdoor views.
“In between the dining room and living room resides the custom metal gas fireplace made by Mike Danielson from pitted metal plank, plated in nickel,” she adds. “Additionally, the glass railings on the rooftop create the illusion of surrounding fires, as they reflect the flames from the massive fire-pit. And the list goes on.”