Home of the Week: Tale of two worlds in a Venice sanctuary

The new-look Venice house has an indoor-outdoor vibe with multiple sitting areas, an outdoor fireplace and lush landscaping.
(Brandon Arant)

Amid Venice’s tightly packed and rapidly changing landscape, this reimagined residence presents itself as a modern, airy retreat.

Conceived by artist/designer Kim Gordon, the multilevel home combines organic elements as well as raw industrial notes to produce thoughtful, indoor-outdoor spaces downstairs and a private master sanctuary above. Connecting the two worlds is an eye-catching glass-and-wood staircase — a signature of Gordon’s designs.

The details

Location: 665 Milwood Ave., Venice, 90291


Asking price: $4.985 million

Year built: 1951 (renovation in 2016)

House size: 4,572 square feet, five bedrooms, five bathrooms

Lot size: 5,887 square feet


Features: Open-space floor plan; steel-framed industrial windows; modern fixtures; heated limestone floors; living room with wet bar; chef’s kitchen with island/breakfast bar; master suite with terrace/patio and separate sitting room; outdoor dining room; fireplace

About the area: In July, the median price for single-family homes in the 90291 ZIP Code was $1.699 million based on 21 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 7.9% increase over the same month the previous year.

Agents: Justin Alexander and Tami Pardee, (310) 907-6517, Halton Pardee + Partners

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