Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out
The architectural firm Marmol Radziner mastered this $5.4-million all black Venice home that was sold by Halton Pardee + Partners in 2017.(Nils Timms)
Home shoppers are “pleasantly surprised at the restful nature” of black homes, Compass agent Stephanie Younger said, adding that the homes appeal to tech executives, young professionals and those with a “design-forward sense.”(Nils Timms)
Homeowner Lilly Bright loves that her black Brentwood house “kind of disappears a bit,” she said. Neighbors in fact can have difficulty finding it.(Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
Benjamin Moore’s “Graphite,” adjusted to a darker shade, was used on the home’s cedar siding.
(Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
Seven one-bedroom small lot Venice homes being created by architectural designer Julie Hart will be complete in about one year. They are expected to sell for $1 million each.(Julie Hart Design)
Architectural designer Julie Hart and designer-developer Sue Parsons favor Benjamin Moore’s “Midnight Oil,” as well as the company’s sable-shaded “Black Beauty.”(Julie Hart Design)
The Hart and Parsons homes are traditionally styled, some of them like gable barns, and are occasionally clad in fiber cement siding done in a board-and-batten style.(Julie Hart Design)
This $2.495-million Westchester home was created last year by architectural designer Julie Hart and designer-developer Sue Parsons. Compass Realtor Stephanie Younger has the listing in escrow.(Alex Zarour / Virtually Here Studios)
The homes open to monochromatic white interiors with oak flooring and black accents that include doors, hardware and steel railings.
(Alex Zarour / Virtually Here Studios)
The pair use a “solar reflective” paint additive that “cools the house by 10%,” said Parsons, because black absorbs both light and heat.(Alex Zarour / Virtually Here Studios)