Though prominent Scottish architect Charlie Sutherland is probably best known for designing large-scale commercial projects way across the pond — the British Embassy in Berlin, Bill Scott Sculpture Centre at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops and Chengdu Museum in China, just to name a few — he also happened to create a pretty distinctive residence right here in the Los Angeles area back in 2017. Resting along Venice’s coveted walk streets, within walking distance of the beach, the alluring gem recently popped up on the market for a smidge under $4.9 million.
Placing this property in a class all by itself, according to listing agent Michael Grady of The Agency, is that it’s “designed by one of the most iconic architects in the world.” But the place also has a wealth of special features, he adds, most notably “the perfect marriage of form and function with its indoor-outdoor living spaces.”
Tucked away on a gated parcel that spans over a half-acre of land, the towering structure is fronted by an olive grove and a private patio, and also has a one-car garage and additional parking for two more vehicles. Once inside, almost 3,400 square feet of three-level living space wraps around an open-air courtyard, and walls of glass open to numerous balconies, while also offering picturesque ocean and treetop views.
Especially standing out is a great room sporting a sunken fireside living room with a built-in sofa and concrete bar overlooking the courtyard, plus a mural-clad Bulthaup kitchen outfitted with high-end Gaggenau and Miele appliances, as well as an adjoining dining area. Other highlights include three outdoor-accessible bedrooms, each with its own spa-inspired bath featuring a soaking tub or glass-encased shower.
One of the most unique elements of the property? “It’s roof room entertaining and living terrace with its own kitchen, dining terrace and views to the Pacific,” says Grady. “It’s truly a one-of-a-kind property.”