Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out
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Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out

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)
Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out

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)
Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out

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)
Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out

Benjamin Moore’s “Graphite,” adjusted to a darker shade, was used on the home’s cedar siding.

 

 (Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out

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)
Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out

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)
Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out

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)
Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out

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)
Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out

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)
Hot Property | Black for homes is trending, inside and out

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)
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