Neil M. Denari, AIA's Alan-Voo Family House part of "Venice Vista," AIA|LA's Spring Home Tour, presented by Gruen Associates

Last Updated: March 13, 2012

Neil M. Denari, AIA's Alan-Voo Family House part of "Venice Vista," AIA|LA's Spring Home Tour, presented by Gruen Associates

Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Online ticket sales will close at 12:00 noon on Sat 3/31.


(for late purchases + tickets not received in the mail)

  • Tickets purchased online after Wed 3/28 will not be mailed and will be available for pick-up at Will Call, which is located at Home B on the tour.

  • Will Call Location: House #B - 1378 Appleton Way, Venice, CA 90291.

  • Will Call Hours: Open from 11 AM - 1 PM (tour goes on until 4 PM)

  • Still not too late to attend the event, Day-of Tickets can be purchased at Will Call for $85

Please visit us at Will Call on Sun 4/1 if you did not receive all of your tickets in the mail or if you wish to purchase additional tickets after online registration closes.

Neil M. Denari, AIA's Alan-Voo Family House a part of "Venice Vista," AIA|LA's Spring Home Tour, presented by Gruen Associates

Architect, and 2011 AIA|LA Gold Medal Presidential Honoree, Neil M. Denari, AIA's designs provide striking silhouettes that play on modern shapes. The design for this Mar Vista, CA family home is no exception. Seamlessly showing off Denari's sleek design on a smaller scale, this is a must see on the AIA|LA Home Tour, "Venice Vista!"

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House Description:

Location: Mar Vista, CA
Program: 2,000 sf conversion of residence
Client: Eric Alan and Rhonda Voo
Budget: $700,000
Category: Residential
Status: Completed July 2007
Project Team: Neil Denari, AIA and Duks Koschitz with Joe Willendra

The clients for this house renovation / extension, a couple with three daughters, are a creative, democratic unit. The father directs film trailers, the mother is a graphic designer and illustrator, while the high school / middle school / elementary school aged daughters are all immersed in their own versions of their parents visual cultures. The family have asked that 1,000 sf be added to the site in addition to the existing 1,000 sf house.

The scheme leaves half of the house for the daughter's bedrooms and incorporates the other half plus new extensions in front and back into a public zone and a private bedroom for the parents. This strategy amounts to a new 16 ft wide linear house being inserted into the existing house. Multi-toned, bright colors accentuate the new pieces which suggests a graphic expression representative of the family's interests.

See this home in person at the April 1st AIA|LA Spring 2012 Home Tour: "Venice Vista"

Stay tuned for descriptions of the other homes...

For more information, visit the AIA|LA Home Tours webpage

Photography: © Fotoworks / Benny Chan 2007

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About Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA):
NMDA's work with clients is based on a mutual need to make design a key element in solving problems and in projecting an image. Whether in an art gallery, an office, a bank, or a residence, NMDA treats each commission as an experiment that attempts to redirect expectations toward new and even better forms of functional and aesthetic performance. They believe that architecture is the greatest medium of expression in that it compresses so many aspects of life into a material organization, creating wonder and pleasure for people. From innovative forms of structure to the allure of colors and materials, they focus our efforts on the maximization of resources and ideas. They believe in designing intelligently, where issues such as sustainability, function, and aesthetics, for instance merge into a whole greater than the parts. Indeed, they are as interested in the continuity of general culture as we are the continuity of the resources of the planet.

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Last updated: 11-Dec-2012 05:00 AM
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