1220 Cabrillo Ave.

Cabrillo Residence

Venice, CA

The Cabrillo Residence is a single family custom designed home located on a 30’x90’ lot in Venice, CA, just blocks from the beach. At 3,300 square feet, the project explores visual and physical connections between interior program and exterior surroundings through a vertically progressive series of openings. Incorporating low cost, durable materials that relate to the context of the area, the project exploits its small lot and provides maximum livable area with a unique sense of space and identity.

To respond to the varied context of this eclectic ocean-side community, the design is based on a diagram charting the various walking paths to the beach. The diagram turned plan informed a series of window placements that articulate a hierarchy of spaces via borrowed light and punctuate circulation nodes though the house via two staircases required by local code. Low cost painted wood siding arranged in a pixilated pattern weaves in and out of the structure visually tying the home together.

1220 Cabrillo Ave.
1220 Cabrillo Ave.
1220 Cabrillo Ave.
1220 Cabrillo Ave.
1220 Cabrillo Ave.
1220 Cabrillo Ave.
1220 Cabrillo Ave.
1220 Cabrillo Ave.
1220 Cabrillo Ave.
1220 Cabrillo Ave.
Location
Venice, CA
Consultants
Landco Civil Engineers
Gordon Polon Structural Engineering
Terra-Petra
Solargy